Digital Broadcasting and Video Technology
FEKT-MPC-DVVAcad. year: 2021/2022
Students become familiar with fundamentals of sampling, quantization and coding of video and audio, then with compression and creation of transport stream and multiplexation in the digital video and audio broadcasting standards. Emphasis is put on explanation of the principle of source codecs and their practical application. The course continues by explanation of transmission principles in the individual transmission channels in satellite, cable and terrestrial digital video and audio broadcasting. Students acquire knowledge of the methods applicable to measurement of video quality and measurement of individual standards for video and audio broadcasting.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The graduate is able to: (a) describe the properties and the generation of video signal; (b) explain principles of sampling, quantization and coding of the video and audio signals; (c) explain and apply the tools of image, video and audio source codecs; (d) describe creation of transmission multiplex of video and audio for digital television and radio; (e) use the appropriate interfaces and signal formats for interconnecting multimedia devices; (f) analyze properties of a given multimedia system; (g) explain principles of channel coding and modulation for digital television and radio; (h) compare individual standards for satellite, cable and terrestrial transmission of the digital television and radio; (i) characterize individual transmission channels for satellite, cable and terrestrial transmission of the digital television and radio; (j) measure and analyze transmission parameters, transmission errors and quality of digital television and radio services.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
FISCHER, W. Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology. A practical Engineering Guide (Third Edition). Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-3642116117. (EN)
VÍT, V.; Televizní technika - projekční a velkoplošné zobrazování. Praha: BEN, 2000. ISBN 80-86056-74-0. (CS)
KRATOCHVÍL, T.; Digitální televizní a rozhlasové systémy. Brno: UREL FEKT VUT v Brně, 2012. ISBN 978-80-214-4501-7. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
During the semester, students can obtain up to 30 points for their active work in laboratory. The final exam is awarded by up to 70 points.
Language of instruction
1. Basics of digital television and audio broadcasting and video and multimedia technology.
2. Analog and digital video and sound signals, digitizing video and sound.
3. Digital video compression standards - Part 1.
4. Digital video compression standards - Part 2.
5. Digital audio compression standards.
6. Transport stream, multiplexation, multimedia transmission in IP networks.
7. Forward error correction against transmission errors in digital television DVB.
8. Satellite transmission of digital television signals . standards DVB-S/S2.
9. Broadband cable transmission - standards DVB-C/C2.
10. Terrestrial transmission of digital television signals - standards DVB-T/T2 and DVB-H/SH/T2-Lite.
11. Digital audio broadcasting with multimedia and services - DAB, DAB+, DMB.
12. Objective and subjective video quality assessment.
13. Trends and perspectives in digital television and radio systems and in video and multimedia technology.
The aim of the course is become familiar with principles in digital television and radio systems and in video and multimedia technology. Partial aims are explanation of the principle of source codecs for image and sound signals, methods to measurement of video quality and methods to measurement individual standards for video and audio broadcasting.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme MPC-AUD Master's
- Programme MPC-EKT Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional