This volume is the most comprehensive reference work on visual communications to date. An international group of well-known experts in the field provide up-to-date and in-depth contributions on topics such as fundamental theory, international standards for industrial applications, high definition television, optical communications networks, and VLSI design. The book includes information for learning about both the fundamentals of image/video compression as well as more advanced topics in visual communications research. In addition, the Handbook of Visual Communications explores the latest developments in the field, such as model-based image coding, and provides readers with insight into possible future developments.
Displays comprehensive coverage from fundamental theory to international standards and VLSI design
Includes 518 pages of contributions from well-known experts
Presents state-of-the-art knowledge--the most up-to-date and accurate information on various topics in the field
Provides an extensive overview of international standards for industrial applications