OT?: Digital video/image technical books?

Hi all,
I’d love if you could recommend some readings on digital video/image. I come from the audio world, and I’m quite used to the techniques, technology and terms used there, but I’m a newbie in video. I barely know what’s an alpha channel, or rgb encoding, you know, the basics.

What books do you recommend (hopefully available on amazon)? I’m particularly interested in being able to process video with vvvv or similar tools in unconventional ways, so that’s where i’m going…

Thanks for your help.-