| Home | Free Articles for Your Site | Submit an Article | Advertise | Link to Us | Search | Contact Us |
This site is an archive of old articles

    SEARCH ARTICLES
    Custom Search


vertical line

Article Surfing Archive



Why is DVD so popular? - Articles Surfing


Digital video recording is a recording format that involves the use of digital bits to represent a sound wave or image sequence so that the storage thereof can be immaculate and without loss of any quality over the duration of its journey from the video source to the ultimate destination, the viewer or the recording device, or without loss of quality due to the gradual deterioration of the recording medium. The purpose is to replace analog recording technology, as this is inferior due to the abovementioned natural traits of analog recording. The signal and recording thereof is far too susceptible to the damage due to time and distance.

The first Digital Video Recording format was the Sony D1 format, which utilizes a standard definition component video signal and does not compress that signal. This format was integrated in 1983. This format was known to be highly expensive though and was not commonly used among the public, but generally, use was confined to large television companies. This was due to this fact that the recording format was duly replaced by a much less exorbitant system that made use of data compression. Sony Betacam was a prominent one, and is still utilized very much in today's advanced industry. 1990 was the birth of quicktime in its basic rough form, a product from Apple Computers that helped greatly in making the advantage of digital recording available to the larger consumer element of the public. The span of 15 years has seen drastic positive advancements in the field of digital recording as the introduction of mpeg 1 and mpeg 2 data formats, which were apparently developed for use in television signal transmitting and also in DVD recording media, made the quality that the average pc user could dabble with far greater. When DV format was brought about, it made editing a walk in the park compared to the lengthy process before, as cutting up and reordering streams of tape into desirable segments was replaced by on screen programs that could suspend digital representations on the pc screen of the video data, turning the average user into a video wizard.

Digital audio technology has been developing for a longer period of time than that of digital video. The abundant usage of digital technology is due to the great benefits it offers to mass production and easy quick editing of sound and music. Digital data compression formats are put into use here probably for the simple reason that the human system of sound processing when it comes to music and television is not precise. One does not sit and process each and every individual piece of sound that runs along simultaneously through a song or TV program or news broadcast. The human mind has a clever way of simplifying its task by focusing on symbolic entities such as a word or a familiar instrument or what have you. It listens to the sound as a whole, and interprets it at its own pace rather than doing it linearly. This is probably why music can be so enjoyable, because we pick up new elements to a piece of music every separate time we listen to it. Conclusively, it is for this reason that sound can be recorded in digital, and it only appears to enhance the listening experience.

Submitted by:

Dylan Brent

Dylan Brent wrote this article for the online marketers at Dynamic DVD (http://www.dynamicdvd.co.uk)



        RELATED SITES






https://articlesurfing.org/gadgets_and_gizmos/why_is_dvd_so_popular.html

Copyright © 1995 - Photius Coutsoukis (All Rights Reserved).










ARTICLE CATEGORIES

Aging
Arts and Crafts
Auto and Trucks
Automotive
Business
Business and Finance
Cancer Survival
Career
Classifieds
Computers and Internet
Computers and Technology
Cooking
Culture
Education
Education #2
Entertainment
Etiquette
Family
Finances
Food and Drink
Food and Drink B
Gadgets and Gizmos
Gardening
Health
Hobbies
Home Improvement
Home Management
Humor
Internet
Jobs
Kids and Teens
Learning Languages
Leadership
Legal
Legal B
Marketing
Marketing B
Medical Business
Medicines and Remedies
Music and Movies
Online Business
Opinions
Parenting
Parenting B
Pets
Pets and Animals
Poetry
Politics
Politics and Government
Real Estate
Recreation
Recreation and Sports
Science
Self Help
Self Improvement
Short Stories
Site Promotion
Society
Sports
Travel and Leisure
Travel Part B
Web Development
Wellness, Fitness and Diet
World Affairs
Writing
Writing B