Video principles for engineers

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Video principles for engineers:

This course provides an introduction to video for engineers and technicians in the media technology, broadcasting and telecommunications sectors. The course is aimed at those who are responsible for the technical infrastructure in digital video production, post-production and transmission environments.

The course begins with video fundamentals inc. principles of interlaced and progressive scanning, aspect ratio, PAL, SECAM and NTSC TV systems standards, and analogue video interfaces inc composite, SCART and S-video.

Then the course describes the digital encoding of video inc. methods of representing colour information with reference to RGB, luminance and chroma components and the 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 formats.

The course then deals with digital video interfaces, compression, Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) formats, file formats and storage, time codes, and media metadata.

Additional entry requirements

You will get the most out of this course if you already have an understanding of the basic properties of analogue and digital signals. It is recommended that the PTT course "Analogue and digital signals" is studied before attempting this course.

Course reference: MEE (use this when contacting provider)

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Total time for completion:

12 months

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