Course: Multimedia Systems

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Course title Multimedia Systems
Course code KMI/MUSY
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Outrata Jan, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Keprt Aleš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
In the first part representations and formats of digital image, video and audio are taught, their acquisition, processing, compression and distribution over data network and also the preparation of DVD. The problematics of DRM will also be noted. In the second part students get familiar with the digital television (DVB). Practices consist in practical manipulation with image, video and audio material from its acquisition, through editing and compression so far to its distribution - students try prepare a DVD and run a streaming server. 1. Intro: history, multimedia data and systems, classification 2. Representation and formats: acquisition and digitalization of image, video and audio, sampling, formats, color management, hardware 4. Processing (authoring): editing and conversion, software 5. Compression: image (DCT, JPEG, wavelet, fractal), video (prediction, standards, bitrate), audio (PCM, psychoacoustic, standards), MPEG-4 6. Distribution: DVD preparation (DVD authoring), streaming, webcasting, video on demand, Quality of Service, VOIP, internet television (IPTV), Digital Rights Management (watermark, encryption) 7. Television: intro, analog and digital, its history, present and future in the Czech Rep. and on the world 8. Properties of analog and digital television. Coding of image a audio information for transmission. 9. DVB (digital video broadcast) standards for satellite, cabel and terrestrial television. 10. Signal modulation, capacity of transmission channels, errors and correction mechanizms. 11. Transmission of digital television signal: coding, broadcast and reception. Antennas, amplifiers, television wiring. 12. Additional services to DVB: teletext, EPG, conditional access, back channel. Standards for digital radio.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The students become familiar with basic concepts of multimedia systems.
2. Comprehension: Comprehense the problematics of audiovideo contents.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Active participation in class. Completion of assigned homeworks. Passing the oral (or written) exam.
Recommended literature
  • DIANIŠKA S. (2000). Siete káblovej televízie. SAKT Bratislava.
  • FISCHER W. (2003). Digital Television. Springer Verlag, Berlin.
  • GREGORA P., VÍT V. (2000). Televizní technika ? zařízení pro přenos a vysílání televizního signálu. Ben Praha.
  • Havaldar P., Medioni G. (2009). Multimedia Systems: Algorithms, Standards, and Industry Practices. Course Technology.
  • Hwang J.-N. (2009). Multimedia Networking: From Theory to Practice. Cambridge University Press.
  • KOŠŤÁL E. (1992). Obrazová a televizní technika I, II. Skriptum FEL ČVUT Praha.
  • ŘÍČNÝ V. (2005). Televizní distribuční sítě a systémy. Skriptum VUT Brno.
  • Savage T. M., Vogel K. E. (2008). An Introduction to Digital Multimedia. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
  • Taylor J., Johnson M. R., Crawford Ch. G. (2007). Velký průvodce DVD. Grada.
  • VÍT V. (1993). Televizní technika I, II, III. AZ servis Praha.
  • Wallace K. (2007). VoIP Bez předchozích znalostí. Computer Press.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Computer Science for Secondary Schools (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Applied Computer Science (1) Informatics courses 2 Winter