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FIT5012

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2010

Synopsis

This unit enables students to acquire knowledge on the fundamental concepts, theory and techniques of digital image, video and audio signal coding, quantisation, motion estimation and compensation, vector quantisation and variable-length coding techniques. It also covers the international standards for audio-visual compression, including JPEG, H.26X and MPEG.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand the fundamental concepts, theory and techniques of audio-visual signal coding and compression;
  • understand the nature of psycovisual/psychoacoustic redundancy found in natural audio-visual signals represented digitally;
  • understand the requirements and issues involved in transmission of digital audio/visual signals;
  • recognise the complexity versus performance trade-offs for audio-visual compression;
  • be familar with standards for representing audio-visual data digitally
  • design and implement compression algorithms using hardware and/or software.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

Prerequisites

MAT4003

Prohibitions

CSE5302

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5012