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The Authoritative BD FAQ: XI. References, Suggested Reading, and Resources
Posted Jun 1, 2006 Print Version     Page 1of 1
  

XI. References, Suggested Reading, and Resources
    
a. Articles and Columns
     b. Technical and White Papers
     c. Presentations
     d. Books
     e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
     f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
     g. High-Definition and Digital Television Information

Articles and Columns
Bennett, Hugh. "Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD: Regional Differences." EMediaLive 25 Sept. 2006.

Bennett, Hugh. "Blu-ray Disc and the Meaning of Backwards Compatibility." EMediaLive 10 Jan. 2006.

Bennett, Hugh. "HD Camcorders: Writable Blu-ray Disc vs. HD DVD." EMediaLive 18 Oct. 2005.

Bennett, Hugh. "Just Scratching the Surface: Writable Optical Disc Protection." EMediaLive 16 Aug. 2005.

Bennett, Hugh. "Recordable & Rewritable Blu-ray Disc: How Far, How Fast" EMediaLive 20 Sept. 2005.

Bennett, Hugh. "Socrates, Pascal, and Multilayer Blu-ray Discs." EMediaLive 20 Dec. 2005.

Bennett, Hugh. "Writable DVDs for Blu-ray and HD DVD Video." EMediaLive 7 June 2005. 

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Technical and White Papers
Adobe Systems Incorporated. A Digital Video Primer: Understanding and Using High-Definition Video. San Jose: Adobe Systems Incorporated, 2006.

Apple Computer, Inc. QuickTime and MPEG-4: Now Featuring H.264. Cupertino: Apple Computers, Inc., Apr. 2005.

Avid Technologies, Inc. HD Handbook an A to Z Guide. Tewksbury: Avid Technologies, Inc., 2004.

Bennett, Hugh. Understanding CD-R & CD-RW. Cupertino: Optical Storage Technology Association, Jan. 2003.

Bennett, Hugh. Understanding Recordable & Rewritable DVD. Cupertino: Optical Storage Technology Association, Apr. 2004.

Blu-ray Disc Founders. Blu-ray Disc Format White Paper: General. Aug. 2004.

Blu-ray Disc Founders. Blu-ray Disc Format White Paper: 3. File System Specifications for BD-RE, R, ROM. Aug. 2004.

Blu-ray Disc Founders. Blu-ray Disc Format White Paper: 4. Key Technologies. Aug. 2004.

Blu-ray Disc Founders. Blu-ray Disc Format White Paper: 1.A Physical Format Specifications for BD-RE 2nd edition. Feb. 2006.

Blu-ray Disc Founders. Blu-ray Disc Format White Paper: 1.B Physical Format Specifications for BD-R. Aug. 2004.

Blu-ray Disc Founders. Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format Part 1: Physical Specifications. Feb. 2006.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Blu-ray Disc Format White Paper: 1.C Physical Format Specifications for BD-ROM 4th edition. Nov. 2005.

Blu-ray Disc Founders. Blu-ray Disc Format White Paper: 2.A Logical and Audio Visual Application Format Specifications for BD-RE. Aug. 2004.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Blu-ray Disc Format White Paper: 2.B Audio Visual Application Format Specifications for BD-ROM. Mar. 2005.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Application Definition Blu-ray Disc Format: BD-J Baseline Application and Logical Model Definition for BD-ROM. Mar. 2005.

Consumer Electronics Association. HDTV: A Consumer's Guide to the Wonderful World of HDTV. Arlington: Consumer Electronics Association, 2003.

Davies, C.E. Key Technology for Ultra Density Optical. Hertfordshire: Plasmon, 2003.

Dressler, Rogers. Dolby Audio Coding for Future Entertainment Formats. San Francisco: Dolby Laboratories, 2006.

Dolby Laboratories. Digital Audio for Playback Dolby TrueHD: Frequently Asked Questions. San Francisco: Dolby Laboratories, 2005.

Dolby Laboratories. Digital Audio for Playback Dolby Digital Plus: Frequently Asked Questions. San Francisco: Dolby Laboratories, 2005.

Federal Communications Commission. DTV Digital Television: What Every Consumer Should Know. Washington: Federal Communications Commission, 2006.

HAVi Organization. HAVi, The A/V Digital Network Revolution. San Ramon: HAVi Organization, 1999.

Independent Security Evaluators. Content Protection for Optical Media: A Comparison of Self-Protecting Digital Content and AACS. May 3, 2005.

Intel Corporation, et. al. Advanced Access Content Systems (AACS): Technical Overview (informative). July 21, 2004.

Longman, R. J. UDO: Technology Overview. Hertfordshire: Plasmon, Oct. 2002.

Plasmon. Plasmon's UDO Compared To Sony's ProDATA (PDD). Hertfordshire: Plasmon, Jan. 10, 2005.

Silicon Image, Inc. High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection White Paper. Sunnyvale: Silicon Image Inc., Feb. 2000.

Smyth. Mike. An Overview of the Coherent Acoustics Coding System. Agoura Hills: DTS, Inc., June 1999.

Tongish, Steve. Bare Media Exposed. Plasmon Data Systems Limited. Apr. 29, 2005.

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Presentations
Aistarts, Sandra and Mike Ripley. "Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Industry Briefing." CPTWG Meeting, 14 July 2004.

Ayers, Michael. "Advanced Access Content System (AACS): A Status Update Presented to CPTWG." CPTWG Meeting, 28 Feb. 2006.

Borg, Herman. "The Next Step: Blue-Laser Recording." Media-Tech, Oct. 2003.

de Haan, Wiebe. "Overview of the BD-ROM AV Format." From IT to HD 2005: Visions of Broadcasting in the 21st Century, IEE Conference, Nov. 2005.

Foote, Bill and Erik Moll. "Java Technology Goes to the Movies: Java Technology in Next-Generation Optical Disc Formats." 2005 JavaOne Conference. June 2005.

GE Advanced Materials. "Blu-ray Disc Material Solutions." Media-Tech, May 2005.

Hartley, Rolf. "Next Generation Authoring: Professional BD Authoring Technology." Media-Tech, May 2005.

HDMI, LLC. "HDMI Retail Training Program Part 1: Overview." May 2005.

HDMI, LLC. "HDMI Retail Training Program Part 2: Additional Information." May 2005.

Heemskerk, Jacques. "Blu-ray Disc: A Disruption or a Next Step in Evolution." IRMA Las Vegas, Sept. 2002.

Heemskerk, Jacques. "How Best to Move From Red to Blue: A Technology Perspective on Media and Drives." Media-Tech, Sept. 2004.

Inoue, Hiroyasu. "BD Blank Media Techology." Media-Tech, May 2005.

Kashiwagi, Toshiyuki. "BD-ROM Manufacturing Process Overview." Media-Tech, May 2005.

Katsumata, Niki. "BD Disc Manufacturing Ready to Go!" Media-Tech, May 2005.

McDonnell, Kevin. "Premastering, Formatting & Verification." Media-Tech, May 2005.

Nair, Gopakumar G. et. al. "XML Security in the Next Generation Optical Disc Context." SDM 2005. 3 Sept. 2005.

Pezzana, Stefano. "HDTV Presentation." Eurosatellite, 24 Mar. 2006.

Sheppard, Bill and Erik Moll. "Java Technology Goes to the Movies: Java Technology in Next-Generation Optical Disc Formats." 2006 JavaOne Conference. 17 May 2006.

Sichmann, Eggo. "Blu-ray Disc Replication Technologies." Media-Tech, May 2005.

Sony Disc Technology. "BD Mastering." Media-Tech, May 2005.

Sony Optical System Development Group. "Blu-ray Disc: Overview and Manufacturing Technology." Taitronics Blu-ray Disc Seminar. Apr. 2005.

Teijin Chemicals. "PC Optical Film ‘Pure-Ace' for Blu-ray Disc." Media-Tech, May 2005.

van den Brink, Jan P. and JGF Kablau. "BD Standards & BD Testing." Media-Tech, Oct. 2005.

van der Brug, Willem. "MEDEA+ Project BLAZE: Blu-ray Disc HD Fuel for Europe." ITEA/MEDEA Workshop, 13 Dec. 2005.

Vlaicu, Roland. "Enhanced Audio Features for High-Definition Broadcasts and Discs." International Tonmeister Symposium, Nov. 2005.

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Books
Bouwhuis, Gijs, et. al. Principles of Optical Disc Systems. Bristol: Adam Hilger, 1985.

Marchant, Alan B. Optical Recording: A Technical Overview. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1990.

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Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Disc Formats
Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format, Version 1 Part 1: Basic Format Specifications.

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format, Version 1 Part 2: File System Specifications.

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format, Version 1 Part 3: Audio Visual Basic Specifications.

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format, Version 2 Part 1: Basic Format Specifications (including System Description Hybrid Disc Specifications).

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format, Version 2 Part 2: File System Specifications.

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format, Version 2 Part 3: Audio Visual Basic Specifications.

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format, Version 1 Part 1: Basic Format Specifications (including System Description Hybrid Disc Specifications).

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format, Version 1 Part 2: File System Specifications.

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Format, Version 1 Part 1: Basic Format Specifications (including System Description Hybrid Disc Specifications).

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Format, Version 1 Part 2: File System Specifications.

Blu-ray Disc Association. System Description Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Format, Version 1 Part 3: Audio Visual Basic Specifications.

Testing
Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for Blu-ray Disc Blank Rewritable Media.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Application Software.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Recorder/Player.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Drive.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for Blu-ray Disc Recordable Application Software.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for Blu-ray Disc Recordable Media.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for Blu-ray Disc Recordable Drive.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for Blu-ray Disc Recordable Recorder/Player.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for BD-ROM Movie Media.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for BD-ROM Disc for Data.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for BD-ROM Player.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for BD-ROM PC Application Software.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Test Specification for BD-ROM Drive.

PanelLink Cinema, LLC. PanelLink Cinema Partners PLC Interoperability Test Specification, Version 1.0. 1 Jan. 2005.

File Systems
Optical Storage Technology Association. Universal Disc Format Specification, Revision 2.50. 30 Apr. 2003.

Optical Storage Technology Association. Universal Disc Format Specification, Revision 2.60. 1 Mar. 2005.

Content Protection
Blu-ray Disc Association. Regional Playback Control Obligations. 30 Aug. 2006.

Digital Content Protection LLC. High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection System, Revision 1.1. 9 June 2003.

Intel Corporation, et. al. Advanced Access Content System (AACS): Blu-ray Disc Pre-recorded Book, Revision 0.91. 17 Feb. 2006.

Intel Corporation, et. al. Advanced Access Content System (AACS): Blu-ray Disc Recordable Book, Revision 0.91. 17 Feb. 2006.

Intel Corporation, et. al. Advanced Access Content System (AACS): Introduction and Common Cryptographic Elements, Revision 0.91. 17 Feb. 2006.

Video and Audio Interfaces
Hitachi, Ltd. et. al. High-Definition Multimedia Interface Specification, Version 1.2a. 14 Dec. 2005.

Digital Display Working Group Promoters. Digital Visual Interface, Revision 1.0. 2 Apr. 1999.

Device Interfaces
American National Standard Institute INCITS T10. 06-155R0 Mt. Fuji Commands for Multimedia Devices, Version 6 revision 1.10. 9 Mar. 2006.

American National Standard Institute INCITS T10. 1675D Information Technology - Multi-Media Commands - 5 (MMC-5) Revision 3c. 14 Sept. 2006.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Blu-ray Disc (BD) Multi-Media Command Set Description, Version 1.0. 16 Mar. 2006.

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Royal Philips Electronics and Sony Corporation. Multi-Media Commands Enabling Content Protection System for Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Specifications, Version 0.82. 8 Mar. 2005.

SFF Committee. INF-8090 Information Specification for ATAPI Multimedia Devices, Revision 6.1. 8 Feb. 2006.

Device Compatibility
EICTA. "HD TV" Minimum Requirements for HD Television Receivers. 9 Jan. 2006.

United States Federal Communications Commission. "Labeling of Digital Cable Ready Products." 47 CFR 15.123. 2005.

Mastering
Royal Philips Electronics. Blu-ray ROM Cutting Master Format, Version 0.99. May 2006.

Audio Coding
ATSC A/52B. Digital Audio Compression Standard (AC-3) (E-AC-3), Revision B. 14 June 2005.

ETSI TS 102 366 v1.1.1 (2005-2). Digital Audio Compression (AC-3, Enhanced AC-3) Standard.

Video Coding, Systems and Sources
ATSC A/53E. ATSC Digital Television Standard, Revision E. 27 Dec. 2005.

ISO/IEC 13818-1:2000. Information Technology - Generic Coding of Moving Pictures and Associated Audio Information: Systems.

ISO/IEC 13818-2:2000. Information Technology - Generic Coding of Moving Pictures and Associated Audio Information: Video.

ISO/IEC 14496-10:2005. Information Technology - Coding of Audio-Visual Objects - Part 10: Advanced Video Coding.

ITU-R BT.601-5. Studio Encoding Parameters of Digital Television for Standard 4:3 and Wide-screen 16:9 Aspect Ratios. Oct. 1995.

ITU-R BT.709-5. Parameter Values for the HDTV Standards for Production and International Programme Exchange. Apr. 2002.

ITU-R BT.1120-6. Digital Interfaces for HDTV Studio Signals. Aug. 2005.

ITU-R BT.470-7. Conventional Analogue Television Systems. Feb. 2005.

ITU-T H.262. Information Technology - Generic Coding of Moving Pictures and Associates Audio Information: Video. Feb. 2002.

ITU-T H.264. Advanced Video Coding for Generic Audiovisual Services. Mar. 2005.

SMPTE 170M-2004. Television - Composite Analog Video Signal - NTSC for Studio Applications.

SMPTE 274M-2005. Television - 1920 x 1080 Image Sample Structure, Digital Representation and Digital Timing Reference Sequence for Multiple Picture Rates.

SMPTE 292M-1998. Television - Bit-Serial Digital Interface for High-Definition Television Systems.

SMPTE 293M-2003. Television - 720 x 483 Active Line at 59.94-Hz Progressive Scan Production - Digital Representation.

SMPTE 296M-2001. Television - 1280 x 720 Progressive Image Sample Structure - Analog and Digital Representation and Analog Interface.

SMPTE 421M-2006. VC-1 Compressed Video Bitstream Format and Decoding Process.

SMPTE RP227-2006. VC-1 Bitstream Transport Encodings.

SMPTE RP228-2006. VC-1 Decoder and Bitstream Conformance.

License Agreements, Identification and Logo Guidelines 
AACS LA, LLC. Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Interim Adopter Agreement. 15 Feb. 2006.

AACS LA, LLC. Advanced Access Content System Interim Content Participant Agreement. 23. Mar. 2006.

AACS LA, LLC. Advanced Access Content System Interim Content Provider Agreement. 23. Mar. 2006.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Blu-ray Disc Association Charter.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Blu-ray Disc Logo Guide. 31 July 2002.

Blu-ray Disc Association. Region Playback Control Logo Guide. 31 June 2006.

Character Encoding
Chinese National Standard. GB18030-2000: Information Technology - Chinese Ideograms Coded Character Set for Information Interchange - Extension for the Basic Set.

Korea Industrial Standards Association. KS C 5601-1987.

Microsoft Corporation. OpenType Specification, version 1.4.

The Unicode Consortium. The Unicode Standard, version 2.0.

Programming and Interactivity
ETSI TS 102 819 v1.3.1 (2005-10). Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Globally Executable MHP version 1.0.2 (GEM 1.0.2).

HAVi, Inc. The HAVi Specification: Specification of the Home Audio/Video Interoperability (HAVi) Architecture, version 1.1. 15 May 2001.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 36: Connected Device Configuration (CDC) 1.0a. 12 Aug. 2002.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 46: Foundation Profile (FP) 1.0a. 12 Aug. 2002.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 62: Personal Profile Specification (PP) 1.0. 18 Sept. 2002.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 129: Personal Basis Profile Specification (PBP) 1.0. 27 Jun. 2002.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 216: Personal Profile Specification (PP) 1.1. 19 Aug. 2005.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 217: Personal Basis Profile Specification (PBP) 1.1. 19 Aug. 2005.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 218: Connected Device Configuration (CDC) 1.1. 19 Aug. 2005.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 219: Foundation Profile (FP) 1.1. 19 Aug. 2002.

Sun Microsystems. JSR 927: Java TV API 1.1. 19 Dec. 2005.

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Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
Advanced Access Content System (AACS) www.aacsla.com
Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) www.atsc.org
Audio Engineering Society www.aes.org
Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) www.blu-raydisc.com
Blu-ray Disc License Agent www.blu-raydisc.info
Digital Content Protection, LLC. www.digital-cp.com
Digital Display Working Group www.ddwg.org
Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) www.dvb.org
Dolby Laboratories www.dolby.com
DTS, Inc. www.dts.com
Electronic Industries Alliance www.eia.org
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) www.etsi.org
HAVi, Inc. www.havi.org
HDMI Licensing, LLC. www.hdmi.org
International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) www.incits.org
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) www.iec.ch
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) www.iso.org
International Telecommunications Union www.itu.int
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) www.jeita.or.jp
Macrovision Corporation www.macrovision.com
MPEG LA, LLC www.mpegla.com
Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) www.osta.org
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards www.ip.philips.com
Small Form Factor Committee (SFFC) www.sffcommittee.org
Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers (SMPTE) www.smpte.org
Sun Microsystems www.java.sun.com
Verance Corporation www.verance.com V
Via Licensing www.via-licensing.org
Unicode, Inc. www.unicode.org

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High-Definition and Digital Television Information
Canadian Digital Television (CDTV) www.cdtv.ca
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) www.ce.org
European HDTV Forum www.hdtvforum.org
European Information, Communications & Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Association (EICTA) www.eicta.org 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) www.fcc.gov; www.dtv.gov
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) www.ncta.com
Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association (SBCA) www.sbca.com

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