252-5703-00L  Multimedia Communications

Semester Autumn Semester 2010
Lecturers A. Smolic
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English


Abstract After a summary of fundamentals in signal processing and information theory, an introduction to processing and coding of different types of multimedia is given.
Objective Understanding principles of multimedia communications and getting an illustrative overview of available and emerging technology.
Content After a summary of fundamentals in signal processing and information theory, an introduction to processing and coding of different types of multimedia is given. This starts with speech (PCM, vocoder, CELP etc.), continues over audio (MP3, AAC etc.), still images (JPEG etc.), video (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC etc.), and interactive graphics (VRML, MPEG-4), to emerging and future multimedia content such as 3D video and free viewpoint video. Algorithms as well as human perception will be adressed. Content - Fundamentals of information theory - Fundamentals of signal processing and coding - Speech processing and coding - Audio processing and coding - Still image processing and coding - Video processing and Coding - Interactive graphics representation, coding and streaming - Emerging multimedia (3D video, free viewpoint video)