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Basics of the Digital Video System

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Analog vs. Digital Signal 0:47
    • Analog Signal
    • Digital Signal
  • The Pros and Cons of Digital 3:10
    • Disadvantage of Digital Signal
    • Advantages of Digital Signal
  • Broadcast Standards 6:01
    • ATSC, NTSC, and the Broadcast Standards
  • Digital Formats 7:15
    • Know Your Format
    • Display Formats
    • Media Formats
    • Recording Formats
    • Audio/Video Codec
  • Media Formats 9:58
    • Tape Formats
    • File Based Formats
  • Recording Formats 10:47
    • Recording Formats
    • Shooting Mode
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Frame Rate
    • Resolution
    • Encoding System
    • Data Rate
  • Aspect Ratio 12:49
    • 16x9 and 4x3
  • Frame Rate 13:54
    • Frame Rate
  • Scanning 15:57
    • Scanning
    • CCD Chip
  • Interlaced Scanning 18:12
    • Interlaced Scanning
  • Progressive Scanning 19:42
    • Progressive Scanning
  • 24P 20:38
    • 24P
  • Resolution 21:41
    • Resolution Overview
    • Factors Impacting Resolution
    • ATSC Format Resolution
    • Standard Definition DV
    • High-Definition
  • Sample Rates 24:23
    • Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) Sample Rates
  • Compression 25:42
    • Compression
    • Codecs
    • Decompress the Data
    • Lossy Compression
    • Lossless Compression
  • Ultra High End, Uncompressed, 2K, and 4K 28:31
    • Ultra High End, Uncompressed, 2K, and 4K
  • Audio and Video Codecs 31:21
    • Audio and Video Codecs
  • Codecs 31:54
    • JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG
    • Proprietary Codecs