This Hands-On course examines the delivery of TV images for SDTV and HDTV to broadcast quality where MPEG-2 has been used for many years. However to deliver higher resolutions without more bandwidth greater compression is needed so the course will examine advanced Video encoding, MPEG-4 and H.264.
Broadcasting systems depend upon delivery over MPEG transport streams so the course will examine how MPEG-2 transport streams can be used to carry services encoded in MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and H.264. It will provide an understanding of how service information is delivered and how conditional access is encoded. The course will also examine the architecture of set top boxes and address the issues of middleware and interfaces for digital display technology and audio output for modern home theater interfaces.
The course will examine and focus on NTSCATSC North American standards video and TV but will compare these with European PALDVB and BTSC standards.
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