Post-modern video

A. Lippman
1996 IBM Systems Journal  
igital video is no longer a special-purpose curiosity, but is an integral component of all emerging computermediated communications systems. Moving pictures, conferencing, entertainment systems, movie production, and video sequencing are some of the areas that have been influenced. Advances in digital representations of moving pictures are already responsible for important changes in our communications systems. Novel conferencing and entertainment systems made possible by compression are
more » ... pression are infecting home and work environments. Now, inroads are being carved into theatrical movie production, and new analysis techniques are making digital picture archives realistic and useful. Video sequence understanding has suddenly become a vital research domain, rivaling restoration and compression as a locus of interest. Applications in digital video range from digital libraries to surveillance and home television. ). Dr. Lippman received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1995 he completed his Ph.D. studies at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. He is currently associate director of the MIT Media Laboratory and a lecturer at MIT. He holds seven patents in television and digital image processing. His current research interests are in the design of flexible, interactive digital television infrastructure. Reprint Order No. G321-5605.
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