An Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave

An Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave

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An excellent primer on the subject, this book gives beginning professionals in satellite newsgathering an introduction to the technologies and processes involved. It will also suit journalists, editors and producers needing to understand this important element of the newsgathering chain. Written for the complete beginner, the book shows how typical transmission chains work and their communication with the studio. It also offers a brief introduction to analogue and digital theory before going onto to explain Electronic Newsgathering (ENG) systems: from basic principles: transmission and reception chains, frequencies used and why, through to audio channel, subcarriers and digital modulation, as well as applications: radio cameras, window links, infra-red a laser links. A brief chapter on satellite theory gives an overview of satellite communication and orbits, basic satellite communication theory, transportables (`flyaways') and trucks, as well as analogue vs digital issues, digital compression and MPEG. Systems regulations and operations are also introduced as well as safety and logistics issues. If you're looking for a quick and easy introduction to the subject, this book will act as an essential on the job reference guide. *Easy to understand, useful `quick-start' guide to satellite newsgathering. *Provides a basic grounding in analogue, digital, compression and satellite technology for a comprehensive understanding of the subject. *Shows how the process works from beginning to end including important legal and safety issues.Elevation Azimuth Azimuth, elevation and polarization the antenna and mount to equipment cases to increase the ground footprint of the system. ... Antennas are usually either circular or diamond-shaped (or even a flattened diamond-shape) though the smaller antennas are ... where the equipment is grouped in a manner to keep the number of cases to a minimum but also allow easy manual handling.

Title:An Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave
Author:Jonathan Higgins
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2004-01


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