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.
Connecting the digital world to the analog world.
Introduction to the concept of signal flow.
Some core information about computers.
Understanding bits and bytes.
Introduction to media storage.
A short list of the most common file systems.
A short list of the most common types of media storage.
Hard disk drives.
Solid state drives.
Types of flash memory.
JBODs and RAIDS
Introduction to communication protocols.
Description of the various versions of USB.
Description of the various versions of Firewire.
Description of the various versions of eSATA.
Description of the various versions of Thunderbolt.
Real world transfer speed.
A simple introduction to digital imaging and sound capture.
The basics of digital image capture.
The basics of digital sound recording.
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.