Blu-ray Disc Demystified by Jim Taylor, Michael Zink, Charles Crawford, Christen

By Jim Taylor, Michael Zink, Charles Crawford, Christen Armbrust

The most modern advice and methods for purchasing the utmost from Blu-ray Technology

Blu-ray Disc Demystified offers the most up-tp-date info and purposes on hand for this renowned high-definition optical disc structure. Written by way of a crew of specialists with quite a lot of event in DVD and high-definition creation, this thorough, skill-building consultant info Blu-ray's many beneficial properties, codecs, and applications.

Blu-ray Disc Demystified presents exhaustive assurance of the multitude of creation and authoring tactics, whereas explaining how the traditional and high-definition DVD requisites dovetail and/or conflict with comparable electronic media criteria. The authors additionally offer special descriptions of Blu-ray's strengths, in addition to frank tests of its weaknesses and customary traps that regularly ensnare new clients. Blu-ray Disc Demystified is the main entire and useful advisor to be had for navigating the varied demanding situations, alterations, and possibilities linked to Blu-ray technology.

Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides:

  • distinctive review of Blu-ray expertise
  • In-depth assurance of codecs, gains, and functions
  • the newest information on content material security
  • pointers on utilizing Blu-ray in the house, workplace, and faculty
  • The evidence in the back of the myths surrounding Blu-ray
  • crucial information about creation
  • interplay paradigms
  • sincere exams of Blu-ray's pitfalls

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Few bothered to mention that most of the expectations had been unreasonably optimistic. 1 1998 – DVD Matures In 1998, the new Toshiba SD-7108 progressive scan DVD players, able to display almost twice the resolution as standard players from the same DVD, did not make it out of the warehouse. Concerns about lack of content protection on progressive scan output kept them there for another year. Demolishing opinions that dual-layer, double-sided discs (DVD-18s) would never be achieved, Warner Advanced Media Operations (WAMO) announced a new process to make them.

250 GB is the typical data capacity given for a dual layer BD – fifty billion bytes, measured in magnitudes of 1000. 57 Gbyte value is the true data capacity of BD, measured using the computing method in magnitudes of 1024. The 6 MB/s value is the 48 Mbps BD reference data transfer rate in thousands of bytes per second. 72 Mbytes/s value is the rate measured in computer units of 1024 bytes per second. If you don’t know what any of this means, don’t worry, by the end of Chapter 5 it should all make sense.

On March 14, director John Frankenheimer hosted a live web event for owners of the Ronin DVD. As he answered questions over the Internet, he played back hidden content from the disc to illustrate behind-the-scenes events and to explain details of producing the movie. Since it was impossible to stream DVD video over the Internet, the trick was to use InterActual’s PCFriendly software to remotely control the DVD-ROM drives of the tens of thousands of chat participants. This was one of the first attempts to extend the features of DVD by connecting it to the Web.

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