Current 2016/17 Module Catalogue

Module Details

Module Code:
TON2018
Module Provider:
Music and Media
Level:
HE2
Number of Credits:
15
Module Title:
VIDEO ENGINEERING
Module Co-ordinator:
HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)
 
 
ECTS Credits
7.5

Module Availability

Semester 1

Assessment Pattern

Assessment TypeUnit of AssessmentWeighting %
CourseworkCoursework - Essay30
ExaminationExamination (2 Hours)70

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Qualifying  condition(s)

A mark of at least 40% in each unit of assessment is required to pass the module.

Module Overview

This module will introduce you to aspects of video engineering systems, from 625-line analogue systems to digitally-delivered HD systems. It concentrates on why video engineering is important to professional audio systems (e.g. as a source for digital synchronisation signals) and emphasises the knowledge and understanding that is needed by an audio professional (operational or maintenance), rather than a designer of video systems.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites

  • Level 4 Audio Engineering and Recording Techniques A & B

Module Aims

• To introduce you to analogue video coding systems.
• To develop an understanding of issues in synchronising audio and video content.
• To introduce you to digital video coding systems.
• To introduce you to some common video formats and interfaces.
• To introduce you to audio coding systems used in common video broadcast systems.
• To show the practical workings of a TV studio in a news interview situation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
 
1. Describe the basic technical features of analogue and digital video standards (C, K, P)
2. Describe the three colour system and explain how colour can be measured with
reference to common video colour spaces. (C, K, P)
3. Describe the 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:1:1, and 4:2:0 formats described in ITU-R BT 601 and 656
(C, K, T)
4. Describe the methods used by the MPEG2 standards to reduce the bit rate. (C, K)
5. Describe the technical features of all SMPTE or EBU time code formats. (C,K)
6. Explain how an understanding of the human visual system can be used to reduce data
rates. (C,K,T)
In addition, you will have demonstrated the following professional and transferable skills:
7. Transferrable subject knowledge (T)
8. Group and team work in a TV studio situation (P)
9. Problem solving (T)
 
Key: C-Cognitive/Analytical; K-Subject Knowledge; T-Transferable Skills; P- Professional/
Practical skills

Module Content

Indicative content includes:
 
• Analogue video coding.
• MPEG video coding.
• SMPTE and EBU time code formats.
• The serial digital interface and embedded audio
• High Definition Video formats
• Digital cinema.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop your practical skills and knowledge in fundamental video engineering, useful to audio professionals. The practical skills are taught in small seminar groups allowing multiple feedback and interaction points. The strategy also builds on and refines your techniques and styles of academic writing, including correct procedures for citation that will be critical to student success in FHEQ level 6.
 
The learning and teaching methods include:
 
• One two-hour lecture per week.
• Five hours of practical sessions.
• Coursework assignments and feedback.
• Guided reading.
 
The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and
develop knowledge and understanding of video engineering principles (Coursework 1 and
exam).
 
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
 
• Coursework – essay/paper, 30%, 2500 words, (addresses learning outcome 1).
• 2hr exam, 70% (addresses learning outcome 1-6).
 
Formative assessment
 
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and throughout in seminars and practical workshops.
 
Feedback
 
Written feedback is given on both assignments in Coursework 1. Students receive verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module, particularly in seminars and practical workshops.
 
 

 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop knowledge and understanding of video engineering principles (Coursework 1 and exam).

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

•      Coursework  – essay/paper, 30%, 2500 words, (addresses learning outcome 1).

•      2hr exam, 70% (addresses learning outcome 1-6).

Formative  assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and throughout in seminars and practical workshops.

Feedback

Written feedback is given on both assignments in Coursework 1. Students receive verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module, particularly in seminars and practical workshops.

Reading List

TON2018: VIDEO ENGINEERING

Last Updated

04 October 2016 by GODFREY L Miss (Qual. Enh. & S)