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Academy of Technical and Art Applied Studies

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Television Systems and Video Technologies Course code: 160807 | 6 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Undergraduate applied studies
Year of Study: 2
Semester: 3
Requirements: Basic knowledge about television signals.
Goal: Familiarizing with the devices, technologies and principles of the television systems development used for the TV production and broadcast.
Outcome: After the course students will know the design, development and functioning principles of the TV system, the operational capabilities of the most important devices in it and the role and tasks of engineers in the video and audio signal processing chain.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. Introductory lecture. Analog and digital video/audio technologies.
  2. Standards in analog and digital video technologies.
  3. Powering and earthing audio/video devices.
  4. Measuring equipment in analog and digital TV systems.
  5. Media for connecting video devices. Coaxial cables. Optical fibres. UTP cables. Interfaces. Cabling.
  6. Video devices in TV studios of various formats (SD, HD and UHD). Cameras. Video mixers. Matrices. Switchers. Splitters. Various converters. Embeders. Deembeders.
  7. Synchronization and timing of analog and digital devices in TV systems.
  8. Monitoring in TV systems (CRT, LCD, plasma, LED, multiview).
  9. Design and development of TV systems with devices of the same and different formats.
  10. Design of analog and digital TV systems via the Internet.
  11. Video wall.
  12. OB van.
  13. Hardware and software for automatic broadcast of TV programs.
  14. Media for recording audio/video signals of various formats (SD, HD and UHD).
  15. Communication systems in television.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
  1. Practical exercises accompany theoretical instruction in the form of laboratory exercises, where each of the students receives specific tasks on the devices. Laboratory exercises are carried out in groups of 10 students. There is a manual for performing laboratory exercises. At the exercises, each student should design, implement and adjust the TV system.
Textbooks and References
  1. M.Petrović, I. Milošević, Priručnik za laboratorijske vežbe iz Televizijskih sistema i video tehnologija, VIŠER, Beograd, 2015.
  2. M.Weise, D. Weynand, How Video Works, SAD, Focal Press, 2004.
  3. Robert L. Hartwig, Basic TV Technology: Digital and Analog, Fourth Edition, Focal Press, 2005.
  4. M. Noll: Television Technology: Fundamentals and Future Prospects, Artech House, Norwood, MA. 2006.
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 3
Practical classes: 2
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
activities during lectures
activities on practial excersises
seminary work
Final exam
Written exam
Oral exam
Course presentation (0)
Lectures (16) Practical classes (0)
Downloads (5) Colloquiums and preliminary results (6)