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Digital Video Techniques DAKREng4I-01

ECTS 5 | P 30 | A 0 | L 30 | K 15 | ISVU 62278 149723 160175 177883 | Academic year: 2019./2020.

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Course lecturers

VAJAK DENIS, Associate


Introduce students to analogue and digital television systems and applications of video coding standards in digital television. Enable students to independently develop digital TV software, including the use of a television receiver circuitry, development of middle layer software, use of digital television protocols, and download and use of data from transport stream as well as the design of the basic television application.

Conditions for enrollment

Requirements met for enrolling in the second year of the study programme

Course description

Analogue television systems. Component and composite video signal digitization. Time and space correlation. Motion estimation and compensation, calculation of motion vectors. Texture encoding. Entropy coding. Application of MPEG-2, H.264 / AVC and H.265 standards in digital television. Video quality evaluation. Overview of standards for digital television. DVB-T: source and channel encoding, modulation, single-frequency network. Organization of program and transport streams. MPEG-2 transport stream, signaling information, and organization of the audio, video, and data stream delivery to the receiver. Architecture of DTV receiver hardware and software. Content protection, conditional access to content through DVB-CSA, DVB-CI and CI + standards. Architecture of hardware and software support of a conditional access system.

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Obligatory literature

1. 1 Međunarodne preporuke za digitalnu televiziju:,

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Recommended additional literature

1. 1 Walter Fischer Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology , A Practical Engineering Guide, Third Edition Springer, 2010.

2. 2 Harve Benoit Digital Television-Satellite, cable, Terrestial, IPTV, Mobile TV in teh DVB Framework Focal Press (Elsevier), 2008.

3. 3 E.G. Richardson H.264 and MPEG-4 video compression John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. describe the characteristics of video signals; choose the parameters for digitizing and compressing video signals and evaluating its quality

2. analyse the application of DCT, motion estimation and compensation as well as evaluate the application of different video coding standards

3. distinguish source and channel coding methods as well as types of modulation for DVB-T and DVB-T2

4. compare different methods of content protection as well as conditional access in a digital television

5. develop software support for a digital television receiver, including protocol usage, as well as download and use of data from the transport stream

6. design basic TV applications

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