Image Quality

  • Lucien M. Biberman
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


Some of the earliest research on television systems was concerned with the level of picture quality in terms of resolution, flicker, and shades of gray that would be needed for commercial broadcast purposes for entertainment or education. For these objectives easy viewing of large images with relatively little detail was needed. From these requirements came the 525-line, 30-cycle, 60-field picture as we know it in the U. S.


Image Quality Spatial Frequency Modulation Transfer Function Observer Performance Television System 


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Display Devices, Texts and Reference Books

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Display Devices, Papers

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Spot and Resolution Measurement Techniques

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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

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  • Lucien M. Biberman

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