Digital Video Systems, Broadcast & Operations Training
Digital Video Systems, Broadcast & Operations Training Course Description
This four-day Digital Video Systems, Broadcast & Operations Training is designed to make the student aware of digital video systems in use today and planned for the near future, including how they are used, transmitted, and received. From this course you will obtain the ability to understand the various evolving digital video standards and equipment, their use in current broadcast systems, and the concerns/issues that accompany these advancements.
• How compressed digital video systems work and how to use them effectively.
• Where all the compressed digital video systems fit together in history, application and implementation.
• Where encryption and conditional access fit in and what systems are available today.
• How do tape-based broadcast facilities differ from server-based facilities?
• What services are evolving to complement digital video?
• What do you need to know to upgrade / purchase a digital video system?
• What are the various options for transmitting and distributing digital video?
With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.
Technical Background. Types of video. Advantages and disadvantages. Digitizing video. Digital compression techniques.
Proprietary Digital Video Systems. Digicipher. DirecTV. Other systems.
Videoconferencing Systems Overview.
MPEG1 Digital Video. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission.
MPEG2 Digital Video. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission. 4:2:0 vs 4:2:2 profile. MPEG profiles and levels.
DVB Enhancements to MPEG2. What DVB does and why it does it. DVB standards review. What DVB-S2 will accomplish and how.
DTV (or ATSC) use of MPEG2. How DTV uses MPEG2. DTV overview.
MPEG4 Advanced Simple Profile. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission.
New Compression Systems. MPEG-4-10 or H.26L. Windows Media 9. How is different. How improved. Transcoding from MPEG 2 to MPEG 4. JPEG 2000.
Systems in use today: DBS systems (e.g. DirecTV, Echostar) and DARS systems (XM Radio, Sirius).
Encryption and Conditional Access Systems. Types of conditional access / encryption systems. Relationship to subscriber management systems. Key distribution methods. Smart cards.
Digital Video Transmission. Over fiber optic cables or microwaves. Over the Internet – IP video. Over satellites. Private networks vs. public.
Delivery to the Home. Comparing and contrasting terrestrial broadcasting, satellite (DBS), cable and others.
Production – Pre to Post. Production formats. Digital editing. Graphics. Computer Animations. Character generation. Virtual sets, ads and actors. Video transitions and effects.
Origination Facilities. Playback control and automation. Switching and routing and redundancy. System-wide timing and synchronization. Trafficking ads and interstitials. Monitoring and control.
Storage Systems. Servers vs. physical media. Caching vs. archival. Central vs. distributed storage.
Digital Manipulation. Digital Insertion. Bit Stream Splicing. Statistical Multiplexing.
Asset Management. What is metadata. Digital rights management. EPGs.
Digital Copying. What the technology allows. What the law allows.
Video Associated Systems. Audio systems and methods. Data encapsulation systems and methods. Dolby digital audio systems handling in the broadcast center.
Operational Considerations. Selecting the right systems. Encoders. Receivers / decoders. Selecting the right encoding rate. Source video processing. System compatibility issues.
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