Coding and compression of media data
- IMT4451 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students shall have good insight into digital media data compression and coding techniques and related standards


  • Fundamental digital signal processing
  • Lossy and lossless compression techniques
  • Compression of audio, image, and video data
  • File formats and standards
  • H.261, H.263, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
  • Image quality

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Written Exam, 4 hours (counts 60%)
Evaluation of Project(s) (counts 40%)
Each part must be individually approved of.
Evaluation of both Project(s) and Exercises.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

External examiner evaluates the written exam.

Re-sit examination

No re-sit examination.

Examination support

Calculator (approved by teacher)

Coursework Requirements

Project implementation and reporting and Exercises reports

Teaching Materials

Ready by semester start.

Replacement course for

IMT4001 - Digital media representation