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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: TON3009 Module Title: VIDEO ENGINEERING 3
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU3.VIDEOENG
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: FISHER DM Prof (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Semester 1

Assessment Pattern

Coursework  (30% of total assessment)

One essay (suggested word count 2,500 words). The system of citation described in the Departmental Citation Model is to be used to reference the essay. 

Submission due by noon on Friday of week 12.

Examination  (70% of total assessment)

One two-hour written paper.

Module Overview
HE1 and HE2 Audio Engineering
Module Aims

This module aims to introduce the technologies of new but related disciplines, and to expand on the most recent technological developments which were introduced during the second year of the course.

Learning Outcomes

 At the end of this module you should be able to:

·              Describe the technical features of the PAL System I TV system

·              Explain the advantages of component video systems

·              Describe the 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:1:1, and 4:2:0 formats described in ITU-R Rec 601 and 656

·              Describe the methods used by the MPEG2 standards to reduce the bit rate

·              Describe the technical features of all SMPTE or EBU Timecode formats

·              NICAM

Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Two hours per week during  Semester 1.  The weekly lectures will allow ample time for questions (which are actively encouraged) and class discussion.

Selected Texts/Journals

Essential Reading :

 Simms H. V., 1970: Principles of PAL Colour Television ( London : Iliffe)

Watkinson J., 2004: The MPEG Handbook ( London : Focal Press)


 Suggested Texts:

Benoit, Hervé, 1997: Digital Television MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and principles of the DVB system (London: Arnold )

Hickman W A., 1997: Time Code Handbook (FDD/Cipher Digital)

EBU Tech 3097-E, 1982: EBU time-and-control Code for Television Tape-recordings (625-line TV systems) ( Geneva : European Broadcasting Union)


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