19E033VTS - Video technologies and systems

Course specification
Course title Video technologies and systems
Acronym 19E033VTS
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
Condition None
The goal Introduce students into the main concepts of video technologies and systems. Introduce students into the principles of processing, transmission, distribution and reproduction of video.
The outcome Understanding of the principles of video technologies and systems. Understanding of the main video standards and video and television distribution planning. Knowledge skills of the main video measurements.
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Video signal. Production fundamentals. Modern video standards. Synchronization concept. Video and TV compression principles. Video interfaces, servers, storage systems. Different resolution sensors and displays. VR, AR. Video quality and monitoring. Metadata, MXF. MPEG stream, TS, GSE. DVB-x. TV receiver, transmitter, headend structure. IP video distribution. Distribution network planning.
Contents of exercises Auditory exercises following lectures. Laboratory exercises in a computer lab, production and/or transmission center. Using fundamental video software tools and libraries.
  1. W. Ficher, Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology, Springer, 2010.
  2. E. P. J. Tozer, Broadcast Engineer’s Reference Book, Focal Press, Oxford, 2004.
  3. Roland Beutler, The Digital Dividend of Terrestrial Broadcasting, Springer-Verlag New York, 2012.
  4. Karl Paulsen, Moving Media Storage Technologies Applications & Workflows for Video and Media, 2011.
  5. Al Kovalick, Video Systems in an IT Environment: The Basics of Networked Media and File-Based Workflows, Focal Press, 2009.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises and student assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 0
Projects 30
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0