Course: Fundamentals of Audio and Video Technology for Combined Studies

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Course title Fundamentals of Audio and Video Technology for Combined Studies
Course code UFY/AVTK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
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
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 (FT). Sound and Music processing Signal digitalization, AD convertors, human ear anatomy, signal recording, compression. 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 digital media. Principles of DAT, SACD, CD-ROM, DVD, DL, Blue-ray

Learning activities and teaching methods
Demonstration, Laboratory, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
  • Field trip - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 8 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 16 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 28 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
  • Kadlec, F.: Zpracování akustických signálů. Skripta. Praha: ČVUT, FEL. 2005.
  • Košťál, E.: Obrazová a televizní technika I. Skripta ČVUT, Praha 1996 (2. vyd.).
  • Bašta, I.:. Zpracování a záznam signálu. Praha: ČVUT. 1999..
  • Hlaváč, V., Sedláček, M.:. Zpracování signálů a obrazů. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 2007.
  • Vít, V.: Kuba P.:. Televizní technika 4b, studiové zpracování televizního signálu, BEN - technická literatura, 2002..
  • Vít, V.:. Televizní technika 3, přenosové barevné soustavy, BEN - technická literatura - 03/2002..

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): Measuring and Computer Technology (1) Category: Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter