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Multimedia Signal Processing (Summer Term 2021)

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Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Thormählen
Module Name: CS 682

Nowadays the communication of information takes place through a variety of media and can appeal to different senses of a human recipient. Modern means of communication, such as the internet, unite media (such as text, audio, images and video films) and allow the user to interactively retrieve the desired information, or even to disseminate information.

Qualification objectives

The lecture Multimedia Signal Processing enables the participants to create content for modern communication media and to gain in-depth knowledge of approaches for the digital acquisition, processing, storage, and transmission of multimedia data. Here, a focus is placed on auditory and visual media. In addition, an objective is to improve the participant's skills in media design as well as the ability to recognize, formulate, and solve problems via training with practical examples.


The course consists of a lecture (4 hours per week) and exercises (2 hours per week).
Lecture: Mon 10h15 - 11h45, Fri 10h15 - 11h45, via Live-Stream
Exercise: Mon 12h15 - 13h45 via Live-Stream

Tutor: Ibrahim Keser

Course Structure

  1. Introduction and Organization
  2. Fundamentals and Applications
  3. Introduction to digital signal processing
  4. Digitization of audio, images, and video
  5. Audio effects
  6. Image processing
  7. Compression of images, audio, and video

Film Project

The exercises consist of a practical and a theoretical part. In the practical part, the participants are given the opportunity to create a short film of 5 minutes as a group project. This includes the steps: development of the idea, a concept for realization, planning using screenplay and storyboard, recording of the raw material, film editing and post-production, video compression, and inclusion in a webpage.

Lecture slides and exercise sheets

 Lecture slides and exercise sheets can be found at the German version of this page.