MPEG-2 Video Coding

  • Walter Fischer
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


Digital SDTV (Standard Definition Television) video signals have a data rate of 270 Mbit/s. This data rate is much too high for broadcasting purposes, which is why they are subjected to a compression process before being processed for transmission. The 270 Mbit/s must be compressed to about 2...6 Mbit/s — a very high compression factor which, however, is possible due to the use of a variety of redundancy and irrelevance reduction mechanisms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Fischer
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  1. 1.Rohde&Schwarz GmbH & Co.MünchenGermany

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