Moving Images and ComputersBook - 2010
With the development of easy-to-use video-editing software, inexpensive camera equipment, and a worldwide audience courtesy of the Internet, creating and watching digital video has become a popular pastime among average computer users. The growth of digital video has changed the way movies and television programs are produced and distributed throughout the world. But not all digital videos are YouTube hits and viral videos. In 2006, digital video moved beyond personal use when Great Britain installed nearly 4.2 million surveillance cameras to keep an eye on the activities of its citizens. The digital video files produced by these cameras can store information to be compared with other digital images like passport pictures and drivers' license photographs, leading to fears about how these images are used. Through engaging text, Digital Video: Moving Images and Computers describes the digital tools used to create video images, the various types of digital video, and the future of digital video.