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1. General information
Course:
AUDIO AND VIDEO EQUIPMENTS AND STUDIOS
Code:
59628
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
385 - DEGREE IN TELECOMMUNICATI TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
Academic year:
2022-23
Center:
308 - SCHOOL POLYTECHNIC OF CUENCA
Group(s):
30 
Year:
3
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: JOSE ANTONIO BALLESTEROS GARRIDO - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
E. Politécnica Cuenca (2.16)
INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA, ELECTRÓNICA, AUTOMÁTICA Y COMUNICACIONES
4816
josea.ballesteros@uclm.es
Office hours will be published and the beginning of the course

2. Pre-Requisites

It is advisable to study previously the courses:

  • Transmission Means: Acoustic Transmitters and Receivers.
  • Communication Networks I: TCP/IP and interconection devices.
  • Communication Networks II: routing protocols.
  • Acoustic Engineering: Transducers, electroacoustics, physiological acoustics and psychoacoustics.
  • Audiovisual Signal Processing: Digitization, compression and filtering of audio and video signals; audio and video formats and media.

It is also advisable to study at the same time or previously Architectural Acoustics, specifically those topics related to fundamentals of room acoustics, room acoustic characterization, sound reinforcement and

Es recomendable que la asignatura Acústica Arquitectónica se esté cursando simultáneamente o que ya se haya cursado, en concreto lo relativo a fundamentos de acústica arquitectónica, caracterización acústica de salas, sound reinforcement systems and sound conditioning and isolation.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Audiovisual technology is one of the working areas of telecommunication engineers.

Basic concepts of multimedia systems are studied previously in the course Audiovisual Signal Processing. This course is complemented by Architectural Acoustic.

This course is advisable to study the courses Audiovisual Systems, Recording and Edition Audiovisual Events, Digital Animation and Audiovisual Production and Communication.


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E21 The ability to build, use and manage telecommunications services and applications, defined as capture, analogue and digital processing, coding, transport, representation, processing, storage, reproduction, management and presentation of audiovisual services and information multimedia systems.
E22 The ability to analyse, specify, perform and maintain systems, equipment, headers and television, audio and video installations, in both fixed and mobile environments.
E23 The ability to carry out projects in premises and installations for the production and recording of audio and video signals.
E25 The ability to create, codify, manage, disseminate and distribute multimedia contents, according to usability criteria and accessibility of audiovisual, broadcast and interactive services.
G02 Correct, oral and written, communication skills.
G06 Knowledge of basic subjects and technologies, enabling students to learn new methods and technologies, as well as providing great versatility to adapt to new situations
G07 The ability to tackle problems with initiative, making decisions, creativity, and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities, including the ethical and professional responsibility of the activity of a Technical Telecommunications Engineer
G10 The ability to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions
G12 The ability to work in a multidisciplinary group and in a multilingual environment and to communicate, both in writing and orally, knowledge, procedures, results and ideas related to telecommunications and electronics
G13 The ability to look for and understand information, wether technical or commercial in different sources, to relate and structure it to integrate ideas and knowledge. Analysis, synthesis and implementation of ideas and knowledge.
G14 Leadership for the treatment of conflicts and abilities in negotiation and personal relationships, as well as to recognize and respect diversity and multiculturalism.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Making of recordings and measurements to characterize the operation of a device or a configuration using the mixer, transducers, players, processors and audio recorders.
Correct use of oral and written expression to convey ideas, technologies, results, etc.
Design of analog, digital and hard disk-based audio recording systems. Selection of equipment and connection.
Design and configuration of television studios.
Basic audio and video edition.
Understanding of the mechanisms associated with the recording of audio and video signals.
Identification of the fundamental elements for the digital television signal transmission in both fixed and mobile environments.
Knowledge of the operative processes in a mobile unit and interconnection with the header.
Knowledge and application of the different techniques used in professional video editing.
Knowledge and application of the basic lighting techniques.
Knowledge and practice of typical configurations and main audio recording techniques.
Knowledge and practical realization of sound shots using different configurations and techniques.
Connection and management of the equipment and elements involved in a television studio: lighting elements, cameras, control and measurement equipment, processing equipment and recorders.
Analysis, synthesis and compression of technical documentation and mastery of specific vocabulary.
Characterization of the main optical and magnetic recording systems of audio and video signals, as well as the signal processing equipment in a recording studio.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction
    • Unit 1.1: Equipment connection
  • Unit 2: Sound recording
    • Unit 2.1: Microphones types and characteristics
    • Unit 2.2: Sound recording techniques
    • Unit 2.3: Laboratory 1: Recording, edition and mixing based on HDD
  • Unit 3: Recording Techniques
    • Unit 3.1: Microphone techniques
    • Unit 3.2: Stereo techniques
    • Unit 3.3: Surround techniques
    • Unit 3.4: Wireless microphones
  • Unit 4: Sound processing systems
    • Unit 4.1: Frequency processing
    • Unit 4.2: Dynamic processing
    • Unit 4.3: Time processing
    • Unit 4.4: Multiefects
    • Unit 4.5: Laboratory 2: sound processing systems
    • Unit 4.6: Mixing console
    • Unit 4.7: Laboratory 3: Mixing console. Radio studio
  • Unit 5: Television illumination
    • Unit 5.1: Introduction
    • Unit 5.2: Practical background
    • Unit 5.3: Illumination measurement and control methods
    • Unit 5.4: Light description
    • Unit 5.5: Illumination techniques
    • Unit 5.6: Illumination control
    • Unit 5.7: Security measurements
    • Unit 5.8: Laboratory 4: Television illumination
  • Unit 6: Cameras
    • Unit 6.1: Human visual system
    • Unit 6.2: Theory and color codification
    • Unit 6.3: Television cameras
    • Unit 6.4: Sensors
    • Unit 6.5: Camera components
    • Unit 6.6: Laboratory 5: Cameras
  • Unit 7: Production equipment for television
    • Unit 7.1: Video mixer.
    • Unit 7.2: Video effects
    • Unit 7.3: Titler
    • Unit 7.4: Laboratory 6: Video mixer
    • Unit 7.5: Recording Systems
    • Unit 7.6: Laboratory 7: Non lineal edition
  • Unit 8: Studios
    • Unit 8.1: Signal routing
    • Unit 8.2: Radio studio
    • Unit 8.3: Recording studio
    • Unit 8.4: Television studio
    • Unit 8.5: Mobile Unit
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

Software: ProTools y Premiere.

Television, radio and audio labs.


7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E21 E22 E23 E25 G02 G06 G10 1.36 34 N N Lectures to explain the learning outcomes
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E21 E22 E23 E25 G02 G06 G07 G12 0.18 4.5 N N Demos and exercises during the class
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E21 E22 E23 E25 G02 G06 G07 G10 G12 G13 G14 0.64 16 Y N During the laboratory sessions the process and results obtained will be evaluated.
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E21 E22 E23 E25 G02 G06 G07 G10 G12 G13 G14 0.54 13.5 Y N Reports will be presented in pdf format including comments to the questions specified in the statement. Moreover, results will also be sent (audio, illumination, video sessions, etc). In each one of the statements, specific requirements will be expound. If plagiarism is detected, the student will have a mark equal to 0 points.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study E21 E22 E23 E25 G02 G06 G07 G10 G12 G13 G14 0.69 17.25 Y N During the course, some activities will be proposed. The answer to these activities will be presented in pdf format. If plagiarism is detected, the student will have a mark equal to 0 points.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Combination of methods E21 E22 E23 E25 G02 G06 G07 G10 G12 G13 G14 2.37 59.25 N N Autonomous study
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Combination of methods E21 E22 E23 E25 G02 G06 G07 G10 G12 G13 G14 0.07 1.75 N N Session for doubts and task review
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E21 E22 E23 E25 G02 G06 G07 G10 G12 G13 G14 0.15 3.75 Y Y Final test of the course. If plagiarism is detected, the student will have a mark equal to 0 points.
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Laboratory sessions 40.00% 40.00% The work carried out in the lab, the report writing and even the oral presentation will be taken into account.
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 10.00% 10.00% Hands-on activities composed by exercises or sort projects.
Final test 50.00% 50.00% Writing activities composed by questions and exercises.
A mark higher than 4 points is mandatory to make the average with other evaluation activities.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    It is requiered a mark of 4 point or higher to make the average with other evaluation tests.
    To pass the course, a mark of 5 point or higher is required
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    The same than in the continuous assessment.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Activities will be retaken individually with another realization.
The final test will be retaken with another test.
The evaluation criteria will be those described in the 'evaluation system' table.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The final test will be retaken with another test.
If the student passed the laboratory sessions in advance, the evaluation criteria will be 40% laboratory sessions and 60% writing test. In other case, activities will be retaken individually with another realization and the evaluation criteria will be 40% laboratory sessions and 60% writing test
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 17.25
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 59.25
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 1.75
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 3.75

Unit 1 (de 8): Introduction
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5

Unit 2 (de 8): Sound recording
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 3
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Practical or hands-on activities] 2

Unit 3 (de 8): Recording Techniques
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5

Unit 4 (de 8): Sound processing systems
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3.5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 5.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Practical or hands-on activities] 3

Unit 5 (de 8): Television illumination
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 1.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Practical or hands-on activities] 2

Unit 6 (de 8): Cameras
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4.5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 1.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Practical or hands-on activities] 2

Unit 7 (de 8): Production equipment for television
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4.5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 4.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Practical or hands-on activities] 4.5

Unit 8 (de 8): Studios
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: Course calendar will be published at the begining of the course
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Bartlett, Bruce. Practical recording techniques : the step-by-step approach t Routledge, 978-1-138-90442-2 2017 Ficha de la biblioteca
Bermingham, Alan. Location Lighting for Television Focal Press 978-0-240-51937-1 2013 Ficha de la biblioteca
Howell, W. Light Bytes. Inside Art-Net and sACN Artistic Licence 2016  
Howell, W. Control-freak. A real world guide to DMX512 and Remote Device Management. System Series 2012  
Huber, David Miles Modern recording techniques, 9th Ed. Focal Press 9781138954373 2018 Ficha de la biblioteca
Izhaki, Roey. Mixing audio : concepts, practices, and tools / 978-1-138-85978-4 ( 2017 Ficha de la biblioteca
Millerson, Gerald Realización y producción en televisión Omega 978-84-282-1467-4 2009 Ficha de la biblioteca
Ortiz Berenguer, L. I. y Rodr¿¿guez Va¿zquez, J. L. Ingenier¿¿a de v¿¿deo en entornos digitales Dpto. Publicaciones de la E.U.I.T.T de la U.P.M. 2013  
Ward, P., Berminghan, A., Wherry, C. Multiskilling for Television Production Focal Press 978-0-240-51557-1 2003  



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