PV188 Principles of Multimedia Processing and Transport

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Miloš Liška, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Pavel Šiler (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 8:00–9:50 D1
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Taking this lecture, student gets an overview in the area of multimedia processing and transfer through computer networks. Basic principles of audio and image (including video) coding and processing are presented, as well as basic methods of multimedia transmissions over using computer networks. The lecture also includes foundations of audio and video acquisition including the principles of acquisition devices.
Graduate will be able to understand and explain principles of audio and video coding.
Graduate will be also able to design a system for capture and transmission of multimedia data through a computer network.
Graduate will be also able to select appropriate coding formats for multimedia, taking into account the requested quality and properties of the computer network.
  • Audio acquisition, microphones
  • Audio mixing, interconnection of components
  • Video acquisition, cameras, lenses
  • Camera operations
  • Digital recording
  • Sampling and quantization principles
  • Audio and its perception
  • Special audio coding, audio compression mechanisms (MPEG-I Layer 3, MPEG-4 Part-3, FLAC etc.)
  • Image, video and its perception
  • Fourier transformation, DCT, compression
  • Compression mechanisms (MPEG family, Theora, Snow, Dirac), codecs, multimedia containers
  • Multimedia transmissions, distribution mechanisms, unicast vs. multicast
  • Audio and video conferences, streaming
  • WEINSTEIN, Stephen. The Multimedia Internet (Information Technology: Transmission, Processing and Storage). Springer, 2005. 386 pp. ISBN 0387236813. info
Teaching methods
Lectures on the outlined topics. References for further reading are also provided.
Assessment methods
A two hour long lecture is taught weekly. Attendance is not compulsory. Written exam (90 minutes long, 10 questions to answer).
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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