BROADCAST ENGINEERING B - 2022/3
Module code: FVP2005
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This module is intended to develop understanding and awareness of aspects of professional video engineering. The module investigates the channel coding systems for broadcasting television as well as format for film recoding. Broadcast communication and methods are also explored.
Music and Media
GILBERT Andrew (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: H641
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 44
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Film and Broadcast Technologies A (pre-requisite)
Indicative content includes:
- Source coding
- Channel coding
- Hamming code and Shanon Coding
- Reed soloman coding
- Broadcast transmission
- Microwave links
- Wireless links in TV production
- IP in TV production
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||SEMINAR PRESENTATION 1||15|
|Oral exam or presentation||SEMINAR PRESENTATION 2||15|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their technical skills and theoretical understanding of video in film and TV. They can demonstrate knowledge and critical thinking in video technology through the writing and presentation of an essay.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Coursework - essay (50%) (addresses learning outcomes 1-6)
- Exam - 2 hours 50% (addresses learning outcomes 1-5)
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.
- expand understanding of professional video systems
- introduce lossy and lossless compression in channel coding and transmission
- reinforce channel propagation types
- explore media formats for film and television
|001||Explain source and channel coding||KCP|
|002||Analyse propogation channels||KC|
|003||Explore television broadcast methods||KCP|
|004||Determine media formats for recording film on location for post production||KC|
|005||Explain wireless links used in television production||KCP|
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: further develop theory and practice film and broadcast technology, using both lectures and seminar sessions the students will expand on their knowledge of the video distribution process and develop an understanding for compression format required for the channel coding. The students will also explore compression required for film set filming and production review and editing
The learning and teaching methods include:
- One two-hour lecture per week (weeks 1 &ndash 12 with a revision lecture in the last week)
- Six two-hour seminars
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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Programmes this module appears in
|Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required 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 2022/3 academic year.