Digital video will make its mark on virtually all aspects of our life in the near future. The advantages are very clear: the communication between various devices is possible thanks to digital, standardized interfaces. Once recorded, a video clip can be copied (provided it isn't copy-protected), processed or transported to any location without any loss in quality. If interference occurs during data transmission, these can be compensated for within reasonable limits with the help of error correction mechanisms. However, the transition to digital terminal devices will take its time. But one thing is clear: anyone investing in a digital video device which has a standardized interface is well prepared for the future.
Part 3 goes into the technical details of digital video formats and compression techniques.