Digital Video

Data is displayed for academic year: 2023./2024.

Course Description

Video signal production and presentation. Image analysing parameters. Image formats. Color spaces, system nonlinearity, gamma correction and constant luminance principle. Component video and interfaces (S-Video, SCART, SDTV, HDTV, D-konektor, VGA). Analog-to-digital video signal conversion. Digital video formats. Digital video interfaces (SDI, SDTI, DVI-D, DVI-I, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394). Digital video processing. Brightness, contrast, saturation and hue manipulation. Simple and advanced special effects. Video compression parametres, overview of compression techniques and standards, applications. Formats for uncompressed digital video storage and recording. Linear and non-linear editing. Content-based digital video description.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER3-EN] Computing - study
Elective Courses (5. semester)
[FER3-EN] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Elective Courses (5. semester)

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


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

For students


ID 223337
  Winter semester
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
14 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

Very Good