Rational: Video is becoming an integral part in various applications such as entertainment, education, medicine, security, and even wireless devices. In recent years, video processing technologies have started emerging from universities. They are being increasingly used in social, commercial, industry and military applications. The effective integration of video signals in modern devices, requires understanding of video processing techniques such as video sampling, enhancement, and video analysis.
Course description: This course introduces basic theoretical concepts required to understand and design video processing systems. Students will be able to understand many algorithms described in current video processing literature. They will gain hands-on experience through a comprehensive final project. The course will cover: Video signals and systems, Fourier analysis of video signals, video scanning and transmission, spatio-temporal sampling, selected material on the Human Visual System, modeling of video components, motion representation and estimation, video filtering and conversion, introduction to video compression.
Course prerequisite: "Digital signal processing"
References: Required textbook: Yao Wang, Jörn Ostermann, and Ya-Qin Zhang, Video Processing and Communications, Prentice Hall, 2001; ISBN-10: 0130175471; ISBN-13: 9780130175472
Grading: The contribution of course components to the final grade are as follows:
Assignments: Assignments will include theoretical and computer lab problems. The objective is to implement and experiment with learnt theories in their context. See the course web site for a list of assignments, submission deadlines, and submission instructions.
Midterm paper presentation: You are required to present, in class, a recent technical paper in the field of video processing or compression, or their applications; planned for Week 6.
Final Exam: The final exam will cover theoretical problems. The exam will be pen-only, closed book, primitive calculators, and 2 pages (1 sheet) of formulas. No make-up exam will be set.
Final project: In the final project each student
will work on a problem in digital video processing or compression. To complete your project you need to follow these steps:
Course notes: Course notes will be posted on the course web site so you can view them at your convenience. You can find notes based on the textbook here.