The basic knowledge and the approaches for developing high-quality visual media are introduced by lecturers who have been leading research and development in the companies or enterprises in the visual media industry. The R&D strategy considering international standard is also addressed. This course focuses on visual media, especially digital cameras and displays, and the approaches to evaluate and/or enhance the image quality are discussed.
The aim of this course is to enhance practical and problem-solving skills as well as specialist skills by learning how the knowledge of fundamental mathematical principles, signal processing, and human-centric information systems are applied to the development of practical media systems.
Students will acquire the ability to apply the knowledge of fundamental mathematical principles, signal processing, and human-centric information systems to the development of practical media systems. Students will be able to design the method for media quality evaluation. By learning the methods and examples for evaluating and/or enhancing the media quality, students will gain the aspects for solving practical problems in the development of media information systems.
|✔ Applicable||How instructors' work experience benefits the course|
|The course deals with practical issues by lecturers who have been leading research and development in companies.|
Image media, image and video systems, digital cameras, displays, image quality, color, objective evaluation, subjective evaluation
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In the first class the outline on the visual media quality is presented as well as the position of the topics focused in this course, digital camera and display systems. Next, the theories and examples related to the image quality are introduced by the lecturers from the companies in digital camera and display industries. In the final class, the lectures are summarized, and the quality issues in other visual media are also discussed.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||General remarks on visual media quality||What affects the quality in image media? General methodology for quantitative evaluation of image quality.|
|Class 2||Image quality in digital cameras I||What technologies are employed for the evaluation and improvement of media quality in digital camera systems?|
|Class 3||Image quality in digital cameras II|
|Class 4||Image quality in digital cameras III|
|Class 5||Image quality in display systems I||What technologies are employed for the evaluation and improvement of media quality in display systems?|
|Class 6||Image quality in display systems II|
|Class 7||Quality evaluation and enhancement technologies in visual media systems.||Explain the methods for quality evaluation and enhancement in visual media. Discuss the future of quality evaluation and enhancement technologies in visual media systems.|
|Class 8||Summary & Final report||Explain the concept and technical solutions for quality evaluation and enhancement in visual media systems.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Not specified. Supplementary materials will be provided.
The level of understandings of the methods for quality evaluation and enhancement in image acquisition and display is assessed by exercises (50%) and a final report (50%).
Contact by e-mail in advance.
As this course is taught by part-time lecturers from industry, the class schedule is subject to change. Confirm the schedule by OCW-i.