Digital Media Fundamentals Vol. 1

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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

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.

What are the requirements?

  • This is a beginner level course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Work confidently with digital media technology.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone interested in digital media.

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:21

Connecting the digital world to the analog world.

01:41

Introduction to the concept of signal flow.

03:09

Some core information about computers.

01:35

Understanding bits and bytes.

Introduction - Quiz
10 questions
Section 2: Media Storage
02:05

Introduction to media storage.

02:02

A short list of the most common file systems.

00:41

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

02:03

Hard disk drives.

02:22

Solid state drives.

02:04

Types of flash memory.

04:55

JBODs and RAIDS

Media Storage - Quiz
10 questions
Section 3: Communication Protocols
00:53

Introduction to communication protocols.

03:06

Description of the various versions of USB.

01:46

Description of the various versions of Firewire.

01:08

Description of the various versions of eSATA.

01:44

Description of the various versions of Thunderbolt.

04:08

Real world transfer speed.

Communucation Protocols - Quiz
10 questions
Section 4: Imaging and Sound
00:49

A simple introduction to digital imaging and sound capture.

04:59

The basics of digital image capture.

03:45

The basics of digital sound recording.

Imaging and Sound - Quiz
10 questions
Section 5: Codecs
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

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Instructor Biography

Josh Colvert, 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.

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