Digital Media Fundamentals Vol. 1
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Digital Media Fundamentals Vol. 1

A crash course in the fundamental technologies in digital media.
4.8 (86 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,975 students enrolled
Created by Josh Colvert
Last updated 6/2016
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Work confidently with digital media technology.
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Requirements
  • This is a beginner level course.
Description

Digital Media Fundamentals Volume 1 is an introduction to digital media technology. The information in this course is useful for anyone interested in digital media, whether you work with professional video or you just want to understand the technologies that you use everyday.

In Volume 1 we discuss some fundamental concepts like signal flow and the connection between the real world and the digital world. We also discuss computer basics, media storage, communication protocols, digital imaging and sound technologies, and compression codecs.

These videos are designed to be distraction free and compact so that you get the most out of your time. Lessons are straight to the point and there are lots of visual aids that help you quickly understand complex concepts.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone interested in digital media.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
01:05:44
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Introduction
4 Lectures 08:46

Connecting the digital world to the analog world.

Preview 02:21

Introduction to the concept of signal flow.

Preview 01:41

Some core information about computers.

Preview 03:09

Understanding bits and bytes.

Preview 01:35

Introduction - Quiz
10 questions
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Media Storage
7 Lectures 16:12

Introduction to media storage.

Preview 02:05

A short list of the most common file systems.

File Systems
02:02

A short list of the most common types of media storage.

Types of Storage Media
00:41

Hard disk drives.

HDDs
02:03

Solid state drives.

SSDs
02:22

Types of flash memory.

Flash Memory
02:04

JBODs and RAIDS

Drive Arrays
04:55

Media Storage - Quiz
10 questions
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Communication Protocols
6 Lectures 12:45

Introduction to communication protocols.

Communication Protocols Introduction
00:53

Description of the various versions of USB.

USB
03:06

Description of the various versions of Firewire.

Firewire
01:46

Description of the various versions of eSATA.

eSata
01:08

Description of the various versions of Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt
01:44

Real world transfer speed.

Transfer Speed
04:08

Communucation Protocols - Quiz
10 questions
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Imaging and Sound
3 Lectures 09:33

A simple introduction to digital imaging and sound capture.

Imaging and Sound Introduction
00:49

The basics of digital image capture.

Digital Imaging
04:59

The basics of digital sound recording.

Digital Sound
03:45

Imaging and Sound - Quiz
10 questions
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Codecs
8 Lectures 18:28
Codecs Introduction
01:39

Codec Definitions
01:51

Containers
02:07

Bit Depth
01:49

Chroma Subsampling
03:40

Spacial Compression
01:28

Temporal Compression
01:53

Bit Rate
04:01

Codecs - Quiz
10 questions
About the Instructor
Josh Colvert
4.8 Average rating
86 Reviews
4,975 Students
1 Course
Digital Media Producer

I'm a digital media producer with more than ten years experience. Through the years I have worked in many areas of the production process. I have been a director, producer, sound recordist, camera operator, DIT, sound mixer and editor.

It has taken me years to develop an in-depth understanding of the technologies, equipment, workflows and processes that make up a digital media production. My goal is to give people all of the information that they need to produce high quality digital media.