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Essentials of Video and Audio Compression

Independent Study Course Ongoing Enrollment
Instructor-Led Course November 6, 2023

Instructor - Ian Trow

He has over 20 years of systems and design experience in High Definition and MPEG video products. Ian’s previous roles to Harmonic were at Thomson (Director of Compression Technology) and Envivio (VP of Technology & Marketing).

Ian was at Tandberg Television for 9 years, as Engineering Group Manager working on MPEG-2 broadcast encoders, and later moving to become Segment and Product Manager with responsibility for satellite, terrestrial, and IP delivery of compressed material. Before Tandberg, he was a design engineer at Snell & Wilcox and Sony Broadcast.

Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $599.00

Course Overview

Video and audio compression is a vital part of media infrastructure that is constantly evolving to include the latest technology and techniques.
Both standards-based and proprietary compressions solutions are a crucial to complete workflows from acquisition through to content distribution. The SMPTE video and audio compression course aims to provide a comprehensive background into the technology, standards, and typical workflows. Additionally, the course will address the complex hosting issues, performance and user cases associated with implementing compression solutions.
A basic knowledge about deploying, evaluating, developing,or running audio or video compression-based solutions is helpful, but not required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define technologies, techniques, and standards key to video and audio compression
  • Examine major compression standards and proprietary solutions
  • Outline the development milestones behind the popular compression standards and proprietary solutions
  • Analyze the hosting needs for compression solutions
  • Evaluate compression performance from an objective and subjective perspective
  • Critique common proposals based on current industry standards
  • Apply course learning to the design, development and implementation of media workflows
  • Examine areas of application and workflows associated with compression deployments