Coding and compression of media data
2009-2010 - IMT4451 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

Builds on some of the lectures in Image Processing and Analysis.

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, and MPEG-7
  • Image quality

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will be offered both as an ordinary campus course and as a course that is offered in a flexible way to off-campus students. Lecture notes, e-lectures and other types of e-learning material will be offered through an LMS. Communication between the teachers and the students, and among the students, will be facilitated by the LMS.

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.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Internal + external examiner evaluate the written exam. Internal examiner evaluates the project reports.

Re-sit examination

Written exam: ordinary re-sit examination

Examination support

Calculator (approved by teacher)

English dictionary

Coursework Requirements

Mandatory exercises reports

Teaching Materials

The main book used in this course is the "Fundamentals of Multimedia,” by Xe-Nian Li and Mark S. Drew, Pearson/PrenticeHall, 2004.

Additional material from the book authors: ( and guest lectures on specific topics.

Replacement course for

IMT4001 - Digital media representation