VIDEO ENGINEERING - 2019/0

Module code: TON2018

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECTS Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W613

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 124

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK - ESSAY 30
Examination EXAMINATION (2 HOURS) 50
Practical based assessment Lab Sessions 20

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Level 4 Audio Engineering and Recording Techniques A & B

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.

Module aims

To introduce you to analogue and digital video fundamentals.

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.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Describe the basic technical features of analogue and digital video standards KCP
002 Describe the three colour system and explain how colour can be measured with reference to common video colour spaces. KCP
003 Describe the 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:1:1, and 4:2:0 formats described in ITU-R BT 601 and 656 KCT
004 Describe the methods used by the MPEG2 standards to reduce the bit rate. KC
005 Describe the technical features of all SMPTE or EBU time code formats. KC
006 Evaluate different video codecs and their use in different contexts. KCT
007 Explain the process in synchronising sound and picture in film and television. KCP

Attributes Developed

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.
Basic lighting and camera operation
Roles of personnel in film and TV
Film and TV production sound

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.

• Two two-hour practical sessions.

• Coursework assignments and feedback.

• Guided reading.

 


 

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,
2hr exam, 50%
Two lab sessions, total 20%


 

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

Reading list for VIDEO ENGINEERING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ton2018

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BSc (Hons)(CORE) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BMus (Hons)(CORE) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.