The course is included in these curricula and study modules

  • Media technology 2005 - Basic of media technology
  • Media technology 2006 - Basic of media technology


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course

Free Elective

Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to have a basic
understanding of the forms and techniques of DV camera work
and editing.

Course contents

Video compression Introduction to MPEG. The special functions
of the DV camera, video technology, advanced handling of the
video camera, basics of digital effects in video editing (theory
and practice).

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Computer knowledge, video basics

Recommended or required reading

Roy Thompson: Grammar of the Shot. Focal Press 1995.
John Watkinson: The MPEG Handbook, Focal Press 2001.
Whitaker, Jerry; Benson, Blair: Compression Technologies for Video and Audio. McGraw-Hill Professional 2002.
Jack, Keith: Video Demystified: A Handbook for the Digital Engineer (3rd ed.). L L H Technology Publishing 2001.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 5 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 10 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 5 hours
  • Project work and productions - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 80 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 30 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 50 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Scherbakov-Parland Andrej


Scherbakov-Parland Andrej

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2007-04-13 - Exams
  • 2007-05-03 - Reports and productions

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