[opendtv] Re: Video compression artifacts and MPEG noise reduction

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:59:36 -0400

When you add in digital capture formats (DigiBeta, etc.,) digital online 
editing, digital storage via video servers, and digital satellite distribution, 
I'd say that we've been there for several years.

I cannot think of one example where the entire chain from capture to final 
presentation in the home never hits a digital stage (using compression) at some 

Heck, even in 1993 most TV you saw was digital at some point in it's life, if 
not compressed digital.  (Most Frame Sync TBCs were digital by then, as were 
digital effects units such as the Ampex ADO.)   And by 1995 all of PBS had 
migrated to Digicipher digital satellite delivery of content to member stations.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ron Economos 

  When I started in the compression industry in 1993, I used to say that
  "someday, all the TV you see will be digital". 15 years later, we're almost

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