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Definitive video coding for engineers

A 2 day training course

Video coding training course description

This course investigates the characteristics of video coding with an emphasis on compression and the standards used in IP networks.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain how video coding works.
  • Describe the main video coding standards.
  • Evaluate and compare the major video coding standards.

Video coding training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working in the broadcast industry.
2 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.

Customer rating:

This is a new course

Overall reviews

"Very informative"
M. V. The Economist
"Thank you, Another excellent course that I would recommend. "

Video coding training course contents

Video coding systems, encoding, transmission, decoding. Digital video formats: Old formats (CIF…), PC formats (VGA…), SD, HD, UHD.
Video codecs
What is a CODEC, pictures and audio, digitisation, sampling, quantisation, encoding, compressing.
Codec types
Lossy, lossless, uncompressed. Quality, bandwidth.
Fps, bitstreams, pictures, frames, fields. Aspect ratios.
Colour perception, RGB, YUV, YCbCr sampling, 4:00, 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4.
Hybrid video coding scheme
Picture partitioning, intra prediction, inter prediction, motion estimation, residual coding, in loop filtering, entropy coding.
Relationship with codecs, audio, video. Audio Video Interleave (.avi), .asf, QuickTime, AVCHD, Flash, .mp4, 3gp. MPEG-TS.
MPEG, bit rates, resolution. I, B, P frames, GOP. MPEG 2, MPEG 4, H.264, H.265, VP9, AV1.
Hands on: Analysing MPEG frames
Video coding standards
H.264/AVC: Profiles and levels, how it works. H.265/HEVC: Profiles and levels, Quadtrees, slices, how it works. Open video coding: VP8, VP9, AV1.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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