Video Technology and Multimedia
FEKT-MPC-VTMAcad. year: 2021/2022
The course called Video Technology and Multimedia is focused on teaching the general principles of processing of both analog and digital video signals. Attention is paid to technologies of the whole processing chain for capturing, transmission and displaying of digital video signals. There is a detailed description of following items presented to students: principles of colorimetry, basics of optics, principles of optical sensors, displaying principles, digitalization, interfaces for transmission of video signals, image and compression using standard JPEG and MPEG and principles of work with spatial information.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
- explain the representation of color lights in various color spaces and compute color coordinates in color mixing,
- describe the properties and the generation of video signal,
- describe basic distortions of optical lenses,
- explain the priciple of operation in image sensors of different types and different displays,
- explain and apply the tools of image, video and audio source codecs,
- explain principles of image data distribution using digital interfaces,
- process the video signal in the video editing software,
- explain the basic principles of capturing, recording and reproduction of 3D video signals.
Recommended optional programme components
ČÍKA, P. Multimediální služby. Skriptum VUT v Brně. 2012, ISBN: 978-80-214-4443-0 (CS)
Richardson, E. G. H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression: Video Coding for Next-generation Multimedia (EN)
JACK, Keith. Video Demystified. 4th Edition. Oxford : Elsevier, 2005. 927 s. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
2. Basics of optics – principles of projection, lenses and their distortions, single-lens reflex camera.
3. Principles of optical sensors – video camera tubes, CCD, CMOS.
4. Devices for displaying the image signal - CRT, LCD, LED, plasma, projectors.
5. Digitalization of video signals, interfaces for video signal transmission.
6. Digital image signal compression – standard JPEG (DCT, Huffman coding).
7. Capturing and reproducing the 3D image signal.
8. Compression of digital video signals – standards MPEG and H.264.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Type of course unit
Teacher / Lecturer
Exercise in computer lab
Teacher / Lecturer