Course: Fundamentals of Audio and Video Technology

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Course title Fundamentals of Audio and Video Technology
Course code UFY/AVT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ptáček Ladislav, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: Audio Technology Audio signal description, bands, features, frequency and time Analysis, signal Transformations: Fourier, Fast Fourier and Discrete Fourier (FT, FFT, DFT), Wavelets Sound and Music processing Signal digitalization, AD convertors, human ear anatomy, signal recording, compression. Studio and Music engineering, DAW software, recording and data processing software, MIDI standard, virtual instruments VST. Video Technology Video signal, human eye anatomy, video and snapshot taking, TV standards NTSC, PAL, MPEG-2 digitalization, bandwith, multiplex, entertainment studio components. Displays principles, CRT, LCD, plasma, Dolby-SR standard, Digital Surround. Principles of picture and video compressing, JPEG, TIFF, RAW, MPEG-4, AVI, DivX. Storage Media Fundamentals of analog and digital media. Principles of LP, tape, VHS, DAT, Audio, SACD, CD-ROM, DVD, DL, Blue-ray Content of practicals: Practicals will be provided in to the two parts. First part will be focused on computer using and experiments in test room. During second part students will be divided into the Teams to produce Audiovisual project. I.part, Practices Discrete Fourier Transformation. Computer laboratory, MATLAB. Hearing tests, physiology, psychology and music acoustic. Test room. Signal frequency features measuring, dynamic, ratio S/N. Test room. Sound signals compressing, psycho-acoustic dependences. Test room. Snapshot, computer processing. Computer laboratory. Picture processing, filtration, bright set up, histogram, geometrical transformations. Computer laboratory. II.part, Audiovisul Project Planning and production of entertainment Project. Recording, processing, post-production. Test room, Computer laboratory, outside if required.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama), Excursion
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 8 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 5 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 8 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Fundamentals of Audio and Video Technology, signal recording, processing and data storage
To obtain a knowledge of acoustics, audio and video devices. A student will be able to get understanding of basic parameters of audio and video devices, to control these devices, and also understand the technical principles.
Advance knowledge of mathematics and physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Development of laboratory protocols

Knowledge of essential principles audio and video devices, processing and recording of optical and acoustic signals, errors of AD/DA signal conversions, pros and cons of sound and video digital signals comparing to analog signals.
Recommended literature
  • Košťál, E.: Obrazová a televizní technika I. Skripta ČVUT, Praha 1996 (2. vyd.).
  • Vít, V.: Televizní technika. Praha: BEN - Technická literatura. 1997.
  • Bašta, I.:. Zpracování a záznam signálu. Praha: ČVUT. 1999..
  • Hlaváč, V., Sedláček, M.:. Zpracování signálů a obrazů. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 2007.
  • Kadlec, F.:. Zpracování akustických signálů. Skripta. Praha: ČVUT, FEL. 2005.
  • Vít, V.: Kuba P.:. Televizní technika 4b, studiové zpracování televizního signálu, BEN - technická literatura, 2002..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Physics for future teachers (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Measuring and Computer Technology (1) Category: Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Physics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter