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Training Topics

Video Basics

  • Pixels, Scanning, Sampling, Aspect Ratios     

  • Digital Interfaces – SDI, HD-SDI, 4G

  • Color Space (4:2:0, 4:2:2, etc.) and     Depth

  • HANC, VANC and Embedding

  • Audio Formats and Loudness

  • Captions and Video Description

  • Camera Recording Formats, Synchronization and Control

  • Broadcast vs. Computer Video

  • UHD/4K, HDR, High Frame Rate

 

IP Basics

  • Layer 2 (Ethernet) Networks, including VLANs

  • Layer 3 (IP) Networks, including NAT, Subnets

  • Transport Protocols – TCP, UDP, RTP, Ports

  • DHCP, DNS, Spanning Tree

Video Compression

  • Common Elements - Transforms, I/B/P Frames, VLC, Motion Vectors, GoP, Reordering

  • Profiles and Levels 

  • MPEG2

  • MPEG4/AVC/H.264

  • JPEG 2000

  • HEVC/H.265

  • Other Codecs (TICO, DiracPro)

  • Audio Compression

  • Ancillary Data (Captions, SAP)

IP Video Encapsulation

  • RTP/RTCP, 2022-6

  • Compressed Video SMPTE 2022-2, VSF TR-01

  • Uncompressed Video ST 2022-6, TR-03, TR-04, ASPEN, NMI

  • HTTP Streaming (HLS, HDS, MSS, DASH)

  • Adaptive Bitrate Streaming, Manifest Files

Video Streams and Containers

  • Elementary and Program Streams

  • MPEG2 Transport Streams (Single and Multi-Program)

  • DVB/ASI

  • PID Management, PCR, PAT, PMT

  • PSIP Data

  • Transport Stream Impairments

  • Container Formats (MP4, Ogg, WebM, ISO BMFF)

  • HTML5 Video

  • Metadata: Structural, Descriptive, Administrative

  • Encryption, ECMs, EMMs

Video Network Technologies

  • IPTV System Architectures

  • CATV System Architectures

  • Internet Video Delivery Architectures

  • ATSC Broadcasting

  • Transcoding, Transrating, Up/Down Conversion, Splicing

  • Video Clocking and Synchronization

  • DTV Mobile

  • IGMP Multicasting, Spoofing

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (Dense, Sparse)

  • IPv4, IPv6

  • Tunneling

  • FEC (Hamming, Reed Solomon, Viterbi, LDPC, BCH, Row/Column)

  • Encryption, DRM, Watermarking, Fingerprinting

  • Channel Change Time

  • Ad Insertion, SCTE-35, SCTE104, IDR Frames, Encoder Boundary Points

  • Media Players, Browser Plug-ins

  • ARQ, TCP/IP Acceleration

  • Hitless Protection Switching

  • -IEEE 1588, PTP, SMPTE 2059

  • Audio/Video Bridging

  • Session Description Protocol (SDP), SAP

  • AES 67, RAVENNA, Dante

  • RFC 4175, SMPTE 2110, ST 291 Ancillary Data over RTP

  • AMWA NMOS

  • HTML5

Networking Technologies

  • CDN System Components and Operation

  • Fiber Optics (WDM, PON)

  • Wi-Fi, 802.11

  • Statistical and Inverse Multiplexing

  • Telco Circuits DS1, DS3, SONET/SDH, 270 Mbs

  • SNMP

  • DSL Technologies (ADSL, VDSL)

  • Ethernet Cabling and Interfaces - 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps

  • Satellite Modulation (QAM, APSK, etc.) DVB-S2, S2X

  • CATV Systems, Hybrid Fiber/Coax, DOCSIS

 

Network and Signal Performance

  • Network Performance Metrics, QoS, QoE

  • Modulation Impairments

  • Channel Change Time

  • Jitter, Packet Delay Variation

  • TR 101 290, SCTE 168

  • Flow Rate Balance, RFC 4445

  • Internet Performance, HTTP Error Codes

  • Fiber Optic Testing

  • Full Reference Testing

  • Network Troubleshooting Tools (NetScan, WireShark, sFlow)

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