Multimedia Communication Technology

Pre-Requisite : EC202
Contact Hours and Credits : ( 3 -0- 0 ) 3

Objective : 

To made the students to understand various encoding and decoding techniques of audios and videos in multimedia systems.

Topics Covered :

Components of multimedia system. Desirable features. Applications of multimedia systems. Introduction to different types. Multimedia storage device.

Digital audio representation and processing-time domain and transform domain representations. Coding standards, transmission and processing of digital audio. Musical instrument synthesizers.

Still image coding-JPEG. Discrete cosine Transform. Sequential and Progressive DCT based encoding algorithms, lossless coding, hierarchical coding. Basic concepts of discrete wavelet transform coding and embedded image coding algorithms. Introduction to JPEG 2000.

Feature of MPEG 1, structure of encoding and decoding process, MPEG 2 enhancements, different blocks of MPEG video encoder.

Content based video coding-overview of MPEG 4 video, motion estimation and compensation. Different coding techniques and verification models. Block diagram of MPEG 4 video encoder and decoder. An overview of H261 and H263 video coding techniques.

Course Outcomes :

  • CO1: Students will be able to analyze various components of the multimedia systems.
  • CO2: Students will be able to design a multimedia system with the encoding and decoding techniques which they have been trained through this course.

Text Books:

  • Y.Q. Shi & H. Sun, Image and Video Compression for Multimedia Engineering, CRC Press, 2000.
  • S.V. Raghavan & S.K. Tripathi, Networked Multimedia Systems, Prentice-Hall, 1998.

Reference Book:

  • J.F.K. Buford, Multimedia Systems, Pearson, 2000.