Length: 2 Days
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Video Technology Workshop

Video technology workshop is a 2-day digital video training course, covers a wide range of topics, including all technical aspects of video and multimedia with the focus on theoretical and practical video technology issues including video distribution. Topics such as basic video and TV principals, video fundamentals, digital video, video distribution, video over IP, compression, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 standards, MPEG-DASH, H.265/HEVC, H.266, SDI transport, video streaming, multicast, OTT TV, DASH, multimedia compression and transmission, multimedia signal processing, distributed video systems, and visualization.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this boot camp, the attendees should be able to:

  • Explain basic concepts of video and video delivery
  • Understand the basic of video technology and video distribution and delivery services
  • Understand the basics of digital video
  • List video compression technologies and procedures
  • Compare different MPEG technologies including MPEG-2, MPEG-4/H.264, H.265/HEVC, H.266 and MPEG-DASH
  • Compare video streaming and adaptive bit rate technologies including HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) as an Adaptive Streaming
  • Explore different current and future networks used to distribute video including video over IP


Workshop Agenda

Video Basics

  • Analog Video
  • Broadcast Video
  • Digital Video Applications & Technologies
  • Television Formats: SD/HD/SHD/4k/8k
  • Evolution of Digital Video
  • Analog TV broadcasting
  • Analog to Digital Transition
  • RGB
  • Sampling Luminance and Chrominance

Overview of Video Interfaces

  • Composite
  • VGA
  • Component Video
  • S-Video
  • Serial digital interface (SDI) digital video interfaces by SMPTE (The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers)
  • 3G-SDI
  • 10G-SDI
  • 6G-SDI
  • 12G-SDI
  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • Display Port

Overview of Video Compression

  • Data Rate of Uncompressed Video
  • MPEG-1
  • MPGE-2
  • MPEG-2 PS and TS
  • MPEG Compression of Video
  • Spatial & Temporal Redundancy
  • Fundamentals of Discrete Fourier Cosine Transforms  (DCT)
  • Group of Pictures  (GOP)
  • MPEG-4
  • 264 AKA MPEG-4 Part 10, or as AVC
  • Transition to H.265/HEVC
  • 266
  • VC1/WMV9
  • CCIR 601 used for broadcast stations
  • Theora standardized used for video over the internet.

Overview of Digital Video Standards

  • Interlaced and Progressive Scan
  • Standard and High-Definition Digital Video
  • High Definition (HD)
  • Digital Display Support (through SDVO)
  • Digital Video Interface (DVI)
  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
  • RGB (QXGA), HDMI, UDI, DVI, HDTV (1080i/p, 720p), Composite, Component, S-Video, TV-out, CRT
  • Enhanced High Definition Playback
  • Sharper Image Quality
  • Color Control
  • Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) TV
  • Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)
  • Conditional Access (CA)
  • Content Protection, Security and Copy Management
  • Internet Protocol (IP) Video
  • Video Multiplexing & Service Information

SMPTE standards interface data rates: Serial Digital Interface (SDI)

  • Overview of Serial Digital Interface (SDI)
  • SMPTE 3G/6G/10G/12G-SDI
  • Time code, supported transmission formats
  • Multiple video stream multiplexing
  • SDI and SDK support in the market
  • SMPTE image formats, interface, and standards
  • Timing, Encoding, and Payload
  • SDI serial stream data encoding format example
  • SDI Video over IP – Audio over IP
  • ‎IEEE 1588 / PTP
  • The transition from legacy SDI systems to a virtualized, IP-based environment
  • SMPTE standards for Professional Media over IP Networks (SMPTE ST 2110)
  • Overview of time servers
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, PTP, NTP, SyncE, 1PPS, IRIG Time Code or 10MHz

Internet Video and Streaming

  • Real-Time Multicasting Protocol (RTMP)
  • CDNs (Content Delivery Networks)
  • Live Streaming
  • HTTP/HTTPS progressive streaming
  • Streaming vs. progressive download
  • Adaptive Streaming
  • HTTP Live Streaming  (HLS)
  • MPEG-2 Stream Encryption Format for HTTP Live Streaming

Key Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Standards

  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C2
  • DVB-S2
  • DVB-S2X
  • DVB-RCS2
  • DVB-CI-Plus

Overview of Video Distribution overt IP Networks

  • Video Over IP Distribution
  • What is AV Over IP?
  • Video Over IP Distribution System
  • Differences Between Traditional AV And AV Over IP
  • Similarities Between Traditional AV And AV Over IP Setups
  • The Architecture of Video Over IP Systems
  • Why Use Video Over IP?
  • Overview of Video over IP Transport Protocols
  • TCP and UDP
  • Multicasting
  • Transmission Protocols (SRT/RTMP/HLS/DASH)
  • Calculating Bandwidth
  • What Do You Need for The Perfect Video Over IP System?
  • Security Concerns For Video over IP Distribution
  • Supporting and troubleshoot software and hardware systems (IP encoding/decoding)
  • Basic understanding of video distribution (what is caching, cache keys, tokenization of streams)
  • Principles of Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Troubleshooting Tips and Cheat Sheets

Practical Workshops, Case Studies and Hands-on Activities

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