Singapore University of Social Sciences

Video Technology (MTD207)


This course introduces to the students the principles of video technology, and its application in multimedia productions and broadcasting. Students will also learn the methods and techniques used to capture, encode and decode video signals and television images.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction to Digital Video
  • Video Principles
  • Video Sampling
  • Digital Video Processes and Interfaces
  • Video Compression and MPEG
  • Codecs
  • Properties of the Eye and Video Systems
  • Non-linear Video Properties
  • Digital to Analog Conversion
  • Jittering and quantization
  • Broadcasting
  • Channel coding, transmitters, transport and delivery

Learning Outcome

  • Describe digital video transmission and recording principles
  • Discuss the techniques used in broadcasting to detect and correct errors
  • Demonstrate the principles of analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion
  • Relate the structure and function of the human eye to the development of video systems
  • Apply video compression and the MPEG format for recording and broadcast applications
  • Calculate sampling rates, frame rates, and other requirements associated with video technology
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