Checking date: 03/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Video Engineering
Study: Bachelor in Sound and Image Engineering (214)

Coordinating teacher: GONZALEZ DIAZ, IVAN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Signal and Communications Theory

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Physics, Linear Systems, Digital Information Processing
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
General competences: Knowledge and management of the concepts, equipments and processing techniques in video system engineering. Specific competences: - Knowledge of mathematics and physics related to video systems. - Knowledge of light nature, color and its representation, and human visual system. - Knowledge of the essential video subsystems and ability to design simple systems. - Notions of video production. - Knowledge of the essential video processing algorithms. - Knowledge of video processing techniques. - Ability of effective communication of information, in speech and in writing.
Description of contents: programme
Block I: Audiovisual Systems 1.- Light, color and Human Visual System 2.- Introduction to Audiovisual Systems 3.- Generation of TV images 4.- Baseband Video Stream 5.- Sampling in Video and SDI interface 6.- Digital Video Measures 7.- Synchronization and Time Codes 8.- Processing in professional TV cameras 9.- Storage Systems (Magnetic Disks) 10.- Storage Systems (Hard Drives) Block II: Video Processing Techniques 11.- Motion Estimation 12.- Temporal Transitions in video editing and indexing 13.- Stereo Vision and Video 3D 14.- Video Format Conversion
Learning activities and methodology
Three teaching activities are proposed: theoretical classes and examples, class exercises, and lab exercises. THEORETICAL CLASS AND EXAMPLES The theoretical class will be given in the blackboard, with slides or by any other means to illustrate the concepts of the lectures. In these classes the explanation will be completed with examples. In these sessions the student will acquire the basic concepts of the course. It is important to highlight that these classes require the initiative and the personal and group involvement of the students (there will be concepts that the students themselves should develop). CLASS EXERCISES Before the exercise class, the students will have available the exercise formulation. The students should solve the exercises proposed in order to assimilate the concepts of the lectures in a more complex environment and to self-assess their knowledge. LABORATORY EXERCISES Some basic and selected concepts learnt during the course are applied in the lab. Two types of lab sessions are envisaged in which the student will work with: a) Hardware devices used in Audiovisual Systems. b) Information search, device selection and audiovisual system design c) Simulation Tools of video processing techniques.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Murat Tekalp. Digital Video Processing. Prentice Hall. 2015
  • Arch Luther and Andrew Inglis. Video Engineering (Third Edition). Mc-Graw Hill. 1999
  • Forsyth, Ponce. Computer Vision: A Modern Approach. Pearson. 2012
  • Moeslund, Thomas B. . Introduction to Video and Image Processing: Building Real Systems and Applications. Springer. 2012
Additional Bibliography
  • Charles Poynton. Digital Video and HDTV: Algorithms and Interfaces. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2003.
  • Keith Jack. Video Demystified: A Handbook for the Digital Engineer (5th Edition). Newnes, 2007.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.