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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.

What will you learn
  • 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 with MPEG.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None.

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

Video coding training course contents

  • Introduction
  • 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.

  • Video
  • Fps, bitstreams, pictures, frames, fields. Aspect ratios.

  • Colour
  • 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.

  • Containers
  • Relationship with codecs, audio, video. Audio Video Interleave (.avi), .asf, QuickTime, AVCHD, Flash, .mp4, 3gp. MPEG-TS.

  • MPEG
  • Analysing MPEG frames.

  • Video coding standards
  • H.264/AVC: Profiles MPEG, bit rates, resolution. I, B, P frames, GOP. MPEG 2, MPEG 4, H.264, H.265, VP9, AV1. Hands onand levels, how it works. H.265/HEVC: Profiles and levels, Quadtrees, slices, how it works. Open video coding: VP8, VP9, AV1.

Learning path


This is a new course.
Below is a selection of general ratings for our courses.

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

J. S. - Samsung

"Technical aspect were explained in very accessible, audience adjusted way."

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. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.