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Introduction to Video

Course Description

The Introduction to Video training course provides an introductory/update session that looks at UHD, HD and SD video standards and their significance to the program making or delivery process. It provides a sound footing on which to build skills and the ability to communicate with other people about technical issues. It provides knowledge and understanding essential for any operator, technician or engineer working in a professional broadcast or program making environment.

Duration: 2 days

Who should attend:

Operational and technical staff who need to understand the importance of video signals and standards in the broadcast environment.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Work with video signals to maintain broadcast quality output.
  • Understand the implications of working with material from different sources and standards.
  • Understand the terminology and jargon used when working with video.

Course Outline

The topics covered will include:

  • Scanning the image:
    • Resolution, frame rate and interlace or progressive. SD, HD, UHD.
    • Working with non-square pixels.
    • The issue of arcing and standards conversion.
  • Luminance:
    • Setting and measuring levels. Black level, Peak levels, reading a waveform.
    • Terminology.
    • Practicalities of controlling Luma.
    • Gamma and coping with difficult locations.
  • Chroma:
    • The human eye and the difference between seeing and thinking in colour.
    • The RGB and Component video standards.
    • UHD, HD and SD colourimetry.
    • Gamuts and colour spaces. Legal and illegal colours.
    • Composite and the legacy of the archive.
  • Video Standards:
    • Analogue and digital systems.
    • Sampling rates and bit depths.
    • Sampling structures.
    • SDI and HDSDI.
    • Calculating data rates. 
  • Monitoring pictures:
    • The workings of CRT, OLED LCD and Plasma displays.

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WR11 8TJ
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1386 832801



Knowledge for TV Professionals