Course detail

Multimedia Data Processing

FEKT-MPC-ZMDAcad. year: 2023/2024


Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge on the Bachelor degree level and basic knowledge of image/video compression are required. Basic JAVA programming language knowledge is required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Evaluation of study results follows the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT and the Dean's Regulation complementing the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT. Up to 20 points are given for programming during semester. Up to 20 points are given for work on projects. Up to 60 points are awarded for the final examination.
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.


The aim is to provide students with sufficient information for orientation in the field of image data processing and video sequences, their security and transmission in IP networks. 

The graduate of the course is able to:

- describe and explain the basic parameters of digital image and video,

- describe and explain the process of measuring digital image and video quality,

- understand and explain the transformations used in video image compression,

- explain the entropy coding used in video compression,

- explain the principles of video estimation and compensation used in video compression standards,

- describe and implement the different parts of JPEG and MPEG compression,

- describe current compression formats, define their advantages and disadvantages,

- navigate the environment of multimedia data transmission over the Internet,

- explain the principles of multimedia content security.


Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Salomon, D. Data Compression: The Complete Reference (EN)
ČÍKA, P. Zpracování multimediálních dat pro integrovanou výuku VUT a VŠB-TUO (skripta). 2014. ISBN: 978-80-214-5062- 2. (CS)
Lingfen Sun. Guide to Voice and Video over IP: For Fixed and Mobile Networks (Computer Communications and Networks). ISBN 978-1447149040 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPC-MEL Master's, any year of study, summer semester, elective

  • Programme MPC-AUD Master's

    specialization AUDM-TECH , 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme MPC-IBE Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme MPC-TIT Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. General information, basic concepts related to image data distribution and compression
2. Multimedia data quality measurement, differential coding and quantization
3. Transform coding (DCT, DWT, DWHT)
4. Entropic coding (Huffman, arithmetic, dictionary)
5. Standards for compression of static images JPEG, PNG, HEIC
6. Entropic encoding (SPIHT, EZW - suitable for use with DWT)
7. Watermarking of still images
8. Motion estimation and compensation in video compression
9. Video compression standards AVC, HEVC, AV1, VVC
10.Streaming techniques, protection of streamed data  

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1st half of the semester
Assignments demonstrating the steps of image compression according to JPEG compression
2nd half of the semester
Individual applications