Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in TV & Video Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Guinness World Records Gamer's 2020 (Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2020 is the global authority on all things videogames. The 13th edition of the world’s best-selling videogames annual puts the characters you love – including Mario, Luigi, Sonic, Snake, Link and Spider-Man at its core – celebrating their greatest games and achievements. This year we also include a 14-page Fortnite section that covers all aspects of the game that has taken the industry by storm.

  • Author: Guinness World Records
  • Publisher: Guinness World Records (September 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference


2. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984 , Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read  Amusing Ourselves to Death , but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” - CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of  entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals. “A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley,  The Washington Post Book World

  • Author: Neil Postman
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Anniversary edition (December 27, 2005)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0143036531
  • Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.1 x 7.7 inches


3. No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

The  New York Times bestseller Shortlisted for the 2020 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies There has never before been a company like Netflix. It has led nothing short of a revolution in the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while capturing the imaginations of hundreds of millions of people in over 190 countries. But to reach these great heights, Netflix, which launched in 1998 as an online DVD rental service, has had to reinvent itself over and over again. This type of unprecedented flexibility would have been impossible without the counterintuitive and radical management principles that cofounder Reed Hastings established from the very beginning. Hastings rejected the conventional wisdom under which other companies operate and defied tradition to instead build a culture focused on freedom and responsibility, one that has allowed Netflix to adapt and innovate as the needs of its members and the world have simultaneously transformed. Hastings set new standards, valuing people over process, emphasizing innovation over efficiency, and giving employees context, not controls. At Netflix, there are no vacation or expense policies. At Netflix, adequate performance gets a generous severance, and hard work is irrel­evant. At Netflix, you don’t try to please your boss, you give candid feedback instead. At Netflix, employees don’t need approval, and the company pays top of market. When Hastings and his team first devised these unorthodox principles, the implications were unknown and untested. But in just a short period, their methods led to unparalleled speed and boldness, as Netflix quickly became one of the most loved brands in the world. Here for the first time, Hastings and Erin Meyer, bestselling author of The Culture Map and one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, dive deep into the controversial ideologies at the heart of the Netflix psyche, which have generated results that are the envy of the business world. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with current and past Netflix employees from around the globe and never-before-told stories of trial and error from Hastings’s own career, No Rules Rules is the fascinating and untold account of the philosophy behind one of the world’s most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies.

  • Author: Reed Hastings
  • Publisher: Penguin Press; Illustrated edition (September 8, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Industries
  • ISBN: 978-1984877864
  • Dimensions: 6.35 x 1.05 x 9.6 inches


4. YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

YouTube has changed our world- from how we view video to how we connect and market - opening a new entrepreneurial landscape to ambitious individuals. Thousands of people generate six to seven figures annually from online video content. And, with the right road map, you too could be en route to real influence and income.  In  YouTube Secrets , online video experts Sean Cannell and Benji Travis draw on a decade of experience as well as interviews with more than 100 top creators to give you a step-by-step YouTube success playbook. You’ll learn: The seven essential ingredients for a profitable channel  New strategies for getting views and subscribers  Ten ways to make money on YouTube  And much more  Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, this book will show you how to use YouTube to build a following, create a lucrative business, and make a massive impact in people’s lives.

  • Author: Sean Cannell
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering, Telecommunications & Sensors, Television & Video


5. The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

The Game Console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-color photos of 86 consoles. You’ll start your journey with legendary consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Commodore 64. The visual nostalgia trip continues with systems from the 1990s and 2000s, and ends on modern consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. Throughout the book, you’ll also discover many consoles you never knew existed, and even find a rare peek at the hardware inside several of history’s most iconic video game systems.

  • Author: Evan Amos
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1st edition (November 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1593277437
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 0.86 x 10.38 inches


6. 100 Livestreaming & Digital Media Predictions: Top Content Creators Help You Succeed in an Era of Rapid Change

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

As an early adopter of a hot new social platform, content trend or game-changing tech tool, you have the opportunity to stand out in your industry, rise above the competition and open new streams of revenue. There is a tremendous advantage to being an early adopter — but only if you make the right choices. If you chase the wrong fashionable digital trends, shiny new tech objects or get-rich-quick Internet schemes, your content and business will suffer. Don’t waste precious time and resources on fruitless detours. With so much inaccurate, conflicting and dated advice out there, how do you know where to turn? Fortunately, Ross Brand has assembled 100 top creators, entrepreneurs and industry professionals to share their insights and predictions on livestreaming and digital media. They talk about what trends, products and platforms they’re focused on. Find out the best ways to monetize online content and how to leverage new developments in e-commerce. It’s your insider guide to online content and entrepreneurship for Web 3.0.

  • Author: Ross Brand
  • Publisher: Bowker (July 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1737661108
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches


7. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of 34. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2 , Left 4 Dead , BioShock , and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know.  Until recently, Bissell was somewhat reluctant to admit to his passion for games. In this, he is not alone. Millions of adults spend hours every week playing video games, and the industry itself now reliably outearns Hollywood. But the wider culture seems to regard video games as, at best, well-designed if mindless entertainment.  Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming - but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Along the way, we get firsthand portraits of some of the best minds (Jonathan Blow, Clint Hocking, Cliff Bleszinski, Peter Molyneux) at work in video game design today, as well as a shattering and deeply moving final chapter that describes, in searing detail, Bissell’s descent into the world of Grand Theft Auto IV, a game whose themes mirror his own increasingly self-destructive compulsions.  Blending memoir, criticism, and first-rate reportage, Extra Lives is like no other work on the subject ever published. Whether you love video games, loathe video games, or are merely curious about why they are becoming the dominant popular art form of our time, Extra Lives is required listening.

  • Author: Tom Bissell
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering, Telecommunications & Sensors, Television & Video


8. CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Most Complete, Up-to-Date CTS Exam Study System Published with AVIXA™, CTS Certified Technical Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all objectives on the latest release of the AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist exam―the leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification. You’ll get learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, best practices, checklists, diagrams, photos, chapter review questions with in-depth explanations, and a full-color insert. Designed to help you prepare for the CTS exam, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Digital content includes: •  New sample CTS questions from AVIXA Covers all current CTS exam objectives, including how to: •  Gather customer information •  Conduct a site survey •  Evaluate and recommend changes to a site environment •  Develop an AV project scope •  Design AV solutions •  Integrate AV solutions •  Operate AV solutions •  Manage an AV project •  Maintain AV operations •  Conduct maintenance activities • Troubleshoot and repair AV solutions

  • Author: AVIXA Inc.
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3rd edition (October 18, 2019)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1260136081
  • Dimensions: 9.41 x 7.6 x 1.34 inches


9. VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

A leading doctor unveils the groundbreaking potential of virtual medicine. Brennan Spiegel has spent years studying the medical power of the mind, and in VRx he reveals a revolutionary new kind of care: virtual medicine. It offers the possibility of treating illnesses without solely relying on intrusive surgeries or addictive opioids. Virtual medicine works by convincing your body that it's somewhere, or something, it isn't. It's affordable, widely available, and has already proved effective against everything from burn injuries to stroke to PTSD. Spiegel shows how a simple VR headset lets a patient with schizophrenia confront the demon in his head, how dementia patients regain function in a life-size virtual town, and how vivid simulations of patients' experiences are making doctors more empathic. VRx is a revelatory account of the connection between our bodies and ourselves. In an age of overmedication and depersonalized care, it offers no less than a new way to heal.

  • Author: Brennan Spiegel
  • Publisher: Basic Books; 1st edition (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1541699762


10. Basic Antennas

Top 10 Best Books to Read in TV & Video Engineering - August 2021

Understanding Practical Antennas and Designs Basic Antennas is a comprehensive introduction to antennas--basic concepts, practical designs, and details of easy-to-build antennas. You ll learn how to make antennas that really work! This book will provide a foundation in antenna theory and design necessary for anyone undertaking more advanced topics such as those presented in The ARRL Antenna Book. Includes: Dipole Antennas, Antenna Impedance, Transmission Lines, Practical Two Element Arrays, Wideband and Multiband Antennas Reflector Antennas, Yagis for HF and VHF, Loop Antennas, Antennas for Microwave Applications, Vehicle Antennas, Antenna Measurements, Plus, an Introduction to Antenna Modeling...and much more!

  • Author: ARRL Inc.
  • Publisher: ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio; 1st edition (February 28, 2009)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0872599994
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.5 x 11 inches