Course Description

The world of media and entertainment (MET) is dominated by images and video. Knowing and understanding the language, concepts, principles and technology of video imaging, recording and playout will set you up for success in every field of MET. 

In this course, you’ll explore video, starting with compression standards, when and why they’re used, their quality and production flows. You’ll investigate ultra high-definition television specifications, benefits and challenges. You'll also examine the current state of IP networks and specifically Studio Voice Over IP in the broadcast industry. You'll take a look at the optical technology of cameras, their features, components, requirements and the role and function of time codes in clock, editing and automation systems. Finally, you’ll learn about video servers, streaming and delivering video content over the internet.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

•    identify and compare different video compression standards
•    identify specifications, encoding standards and challenges related to UHD TV
•    describe the current state of Studio Video Over IP (SVIP) in the broadcast industry and basic concepts related to an IP network
•    define terms, components and requirements of camera optical technology
•    explain the basic operations and workflows of imaging
•    describe the function (requirement) of each block of a typical camera system
•    explain the role, function and application of time code
•    describe basic digital video processes and related concepts
•    discuss hardware and file parameters to support video servers
•    identify and compare different video streaming formats and technologies.


Prerequisites: MMDA 001

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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