CS 7300 - Digital Video

General Information

Lecturer: Stephen Bean

Office: Brighton Villas No 1-2 (second floor)
Tel: 490 2477
Email: s.bean@cs.ucc.ie
URL: http://www.cs.ucc.ie/staff/sbean.html
About me : Papers
Picture Gallery : Picture Gallery
Contact Hours: TBA

Assignments:

Deadline Percent Points
Assignment Term 1 Week x 5 % 10
Written Test (end of Term 1)   10 % 20
Assignment Term 2 Week x 15 % 30
Summer Exam   70 % 140

Syllabus:

  • Human vision/Colour theory Overview
    • Physiological factors
    • The visible spectrum
    • Achromatic or tonal range
    • Luminance and IRE issues
    • Colour temperature
    • Hue

  • Basic Principles
    • Video standards
    • Formats and 3:2 pulldown
    • Interlaced and progressive scanning
    • Motion control and Depiction in Film and TV
    • Compression
    • DVD
    • The Frame
      • Aspect ratio, Widescreen, HDTV, Panavision
      • D1/DV-square/non square
    • Timecodes
      • NTSC
      • PAL
      • Non-drop frame
    • RGB color space
      • 4-2-2 color space

  • Image Presentation Theory
    • 2D image domain
      • Linear perspective and vanishing points
      • Viewpoint
      • The image and spatial organisation, structuring the Frame space
      • Non-verbal Images?
    • Four factors:
      • Frame rate
      • Spatial resolution
      • Color resolution
      • Image quality

  • Lighting for DV
    • Contrast
    • Control
    • HMI's and Par's
    • Plane lightnig for DV

  • Digital effects and Mattes
    • Layers
    • Effects in a Track Matte Hierarchy
    • 32bit graphics, and Alpha Channel
    • Motion Graphics
    • Rotoscoping
    • Chroma keying

  • Image acquisition
    • The camera Lens
    • Exposure
    • Focus
    • Motion/shutter
    • Aperture and F-stop - Depth of field
    • Visualisation

  • The Edit
    • The Edit
    • A and B rolling
    • Theory of Montage
      • Complexity and Continuity editing
    • Vectors
      • Graphic, Motion and Time
    • Preparing DV for streaming

Required references:

  • "Motion Graphics'. Trish and Chris Meyer". ISBN 0-87930-606-8
  • "Sight Sound and Motion, Applied Media Aesthetics". Prof. Herbert Zettl. ISBN 0-534-52677-2

Recommended books:

  • "The Animation Book". Kit Laybourne
  • "Digital Video Production". Ohio books