Digital Video

Learning Outcomes

  1. interpret basic terms in video production and digital video processing
  2. describe methods for digital video processing
  3. distinguish image and video compression systems and algorithms
  4. explain image and video compression standards
  5. analyze image and video quality
  6. operate with nonlinear video editing

Forms of Teaching




Laboratory Exercises

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Anatomy of the human eye and visual perception.
  2. Light sources; White light; Color as subjective experience.
  3. Standard observer and luminosity function.
  4. Contrast sensitivity and visual acuity.
  5. Additive mixing of colors; CIE and EBU color primaries.
  6. Block-diagram of video camera; Progressive and interlaced scanning.
  7. Number of lines per frame; Number od frames per second.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Spectrum of the video signal; Video signal frequency bandwidth.
  10. Horizontal and vertical resolution.
  11. Sampling rates for video and analog-to-digital conversion.
  12. Sampling structure; Chroma subsampling.
  13. General concepts of bit-rate reduction, signal redundancy and entropy; Lossless and lossy compression algorithms; Entropy constrained scalar quantization.
  14. Predictive, transform and sub-band coding; Discrete cosine transform; Discrete wavelet transform.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)


J. Watkinson (2001.), An Introduction to Digital Video, Focal Press, Oxford
A. C. Luther (1997.), Principles of Digital Audio and Video, Artech House, Norwood
C. Poynton (2003.), Digital Video and HDTV - Algorithms and Interfaces, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco

Associate Lecturers


ID 183460
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Exercises
14 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

Very Good