M. V. The Economist
G. J. IBM
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
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.