VIDEO FUNDAMENTALS B - 2020/1
Module code: FVP1007
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This module is intended to advance students’ understanding of the theory of professional video systems engineering, professional operations and equipment, the practical operation of a range of equipment and critical viewing skills.
Music and Media
PRATT Susan (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: H642
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
FVP1003 Video Fundamentals A
Indicative content includes:
- Camera sensors and types of cameras
- TV Monitor types
- Digital video standards
- Video codecs
- Video and audio compression
- Broadcast transmission
- Vision engineering
- Picture quality assurance
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAM (1.5 HOURS)||40|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
and further develop knowledge and understanding of video engineering principles. It allows written feedback opportunities on a written assignment (Coursework 1). During the workshops and tutorial there will be feedback to assist with the structure of the oral presentation.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
· Coursework 1 – Practical workshops
· Coursework 2 – Oral seminar
· Exam – Written paper given under exam conditions, 1.5 hours, exam period (addresses learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and throughout seminar and practical workshops.
Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module, particularly in seminars and workshops.
- Advance understanding of the theory of professional video systems engineering
- Introduce broadcast and transmission systems for moving image
- Improve quality analysis of moving images and sound
|001||Evaluate camera and picture reproduction technology||KCP|
|002||Interpret digital video signal and know how they are constructed||KCP|
|003||Compare analogue broadcast transmission systems||KC|
|004||Develop knowledge of colour representation in moving images||KCP|
|005||Interpret video formats||KCP|
|006||Determine signal and picture quality||KCP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 9
Independent Study Hours: 111
Lecture Hours: 24
Seminar Hours: 6
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: further develop skills and knowledge in fundamental video engineering, allowing later years to build on this knowledge. Practical applications are introduced.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- One two-hour lecture per week.
- Three three-hour practical workshops on equipment knowledge and operation. Students are split into two groups meeting on alternating weeks (weeks 2 – 7).
- Four Two- hour seminars for oral presentations (weeks8-11)
- Guided reading.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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