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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus DM1576 (Autumn 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Convergence between different media such as tele-, IT-  and television are today one of the most exciting achievements of our time. There is a need to combine content for different platforms which puts new demands on the engineers. In this course we will start with the picture and how to capture it. We work our way through different signals and video standards, how to digitalize the signal and store it and in the end how to send and display it. Here are some of the topics:

  • photography and image
  • optics
  • photometry
  • video and videosignals
  • filter
  • AD/DA conversion
  • storage
  • distribution.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to:

  • choose and motivate different solutions for video systems
  • seek and value technical information
  • estimate required information volumes, bandwidths and transfer time for different media at different quality levels
  • communicate with experts.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For single course students: completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B, English corresponding to English A. Furthermore: 7,5 hp in mathematics and university studies in the area of electrical principals and waves, as well as basic computer science.

Recommended prerequisites

For those already studying at KTH: Mathematics course from Media year 1. 4F1224/MF1035 Electrical engineering. 5A1230/SK1120 Waves. Basic computer knowledge.


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Will be announced at the web page for the course at least 4 weeks before the course starts.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade

Examination (TEN1; 4hp)

Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 2hp)

Project (PRO1; 3hp,)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DM1576

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Specialisation Image and Video Technology


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Supplementary information

This course cannot be counted in the degree if the student has taken 2D1574/DM1574.