VIDEO FUNDAMENTALS - 2022/3
Module code: FVP1014
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice during the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module is intended to introduce the theory of professional video systems, and how the original systems developed and how they influence todays’ formats. The module demonstrates how the signal is applied to operational camera and editing skills and monitoring and introduces industry standards. It also introduces professional operations and equipment, the practical operation of a range of equipment and critical viewing skills.
Music and Media
HAIGH Alan (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: H642
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 207
Lecture Hours: 46
Seminar Hours: 26
Laboratory Hours: 20
Captured Content: 1
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Analogue video
- Light and colour
- The human visual system
- Luminance and gamma
- Frame rates and raster scanning
- Digital video
- Waveform monitors and vectorscopes
- Standard video test signals
- Monitor line-up
- Video signal and the camera
- Colour temperature and colour matching
- The video signal used in visual effects and editing
- Video formats
- 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|
|Practical based assessment||Practical Labs||35|
|Oral exam or presentation||Oral Presentation||15|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop knowledge and understanding of video engineering principles. It allows written feedback opportunities on the practical workshop assignments. Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Practicals – A variety of workshop practicals that will develop the students understanding of the analogue video signal; observing and evaluating video test signals and equipment set up procedures, using the video signal to line up cameras and apply the video knowledge to improve shots for editing.
Presentation – Oral seminar on a given topic
Exam – Written paper given under exam conditions (2hours).
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and practical workshops.
Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module, particularly in workshops.
- Introduce the theory of professional video systems engineering
- Develop an understanding of the history of the video signal leading and how this has lead to current professional formats
- Comprehend light and colour reproduction in relation to the video signal
- Provide students with an understanding of test signals and standards for the video signal that can be applied in broadcast craft skills
- Introduce broadcast and transmission systems for moving image
- Improve quality analysis of moving images and sound
|001||Analyse analogue and digital television signals||CKP|
|002||Explain the basic features of the human visual system, and how its deficiencies are used in video systems||CK|
|003||Describe basic video systems, including luminance, colour, gamma, frame rates and forms of scanning||CKP|
|004||Recognise digital video formats||CKP|
|005||Identify and understand video test signals||CKP|
|006||Apply an understanding of the video signal to show the creativity of the camera, the application of visual effects and editing||CKP|
|007||Evaluate camera and picture reproduction technology||CKP|
|008||Compare analogue broadcast transmission systems||CK|
|009||Develop knowledge of colour representation in moving images||CKP|
|010||Determine signal and picture quality||CKP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop skills and knowledge in fundamental video engineering, allowing later modules to build on this knowledge. Theory is related to practice by means of practical labs.
The learning and teaching methods include: One two-hour lecture per week, Seven three-hour practical workshops exploring video signal, lighting and standard test signals. Four two-hour seminars. Guided reading and independent learning
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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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 2022/3 academic year.