Course detail

Graphic and Multimedia Processors

FEKT-NGMPAcad. year: 2015/2016

Colour models. Principles of 2D/3D graphics. Algorithms for computer graphics and computational complexity. First and second generation of graphical processors - TMS34010/20, TIGA, Trio64V+, Intel i860, Savage3D, Intel740, Permedia, RIVA TNT.
Organization of video memory. Parallelization of geometry engine. Multiprocessor raster architectures - image and object parallelization. Texture mapping and compression, pixel interpolation. Quantization. Predictive coding. Cosine and wavelet transform. Motion compensation and hybrid coding. Subband coding and vector quantization. Huffman coding. Run length coding. LZ77, 78. Standards for image, video and audio transmission - JPEG, ITU-T H.261, MPEG-1, 2, 4, 7. Multimedia processors - VLIW, Mpact, CyberPro. Video standards (D-VHS, DV, IEEE 1394 Firewire). Multimedia extensions of instruction set x86 - MMX, SIMD. Game consoles.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will get knowledge of computer graphics and will can implement and programming graphical and multimedia operations in OpenGL.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Foley J.D., van Dam A., Feiner S.K., Hughes J.F.: Computer Graphics, Principles and Practice, Addison Wesley, 1990
Rao K.R., Hwang J.J.: Techniques & Standards for Image, Video & Audio Coding, Prentice Hall, 1996
HEATH, S. Multimedia & Communications Technology. Oxford: Focal Press, 1996. ISBN 0-240-51460-2

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


To inform the students about hardware support and implementation
of graphical amultimedia operations and making use of OpenGL language for image information processing.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AUDIO-PU Master's

    branch PU-AUD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer