Learn theoretical and practical knowledge of multimedia video coding systems with respect to basic techniques, coding standards like MPEG/JPEG and architectures for implementation.
Foundation. Basics of practical video compression techniques, such as predictive coding and transform coding. Source coding theory and various implementations. Explanation of transforms, quantization and VLC algorithms. Introduction of motion compensation and hybrid video coding.
Multimedia standards for video compression. Explanation of commonly applied standards, such as the DV standard for digital camcorders, JPEG for still pictures, MPEG-1 for VCD and computers, MPEG-2 for DVD players and multimedia computers and DTV transmission.
The computer assignment aims at applying the knowledge and provides the student an executable framework for experiments with video compression. At the end a small task has to be carried out to simulate a certain video or coding function. The computer assignment can also be performed as a block activity after the lectures, but the results remain part of the examination.
Stochastic Signal Processing