The goal of this course is to explore what new experiences are possible within the constraints of DTV. We will begin with a series of background lectures on the basics of digital television, including its history, the transport protocols and compression methods used, proposals for additional capabilities in emerging standards such as MPEG-4/QuickTime and data casting, and the latest image-based modeling and rendering algorithms. There will also be 4-5 guest lectures from industry, and discussion and debates on controversial topics of interest. Finally, we will break the class up into a small number of project teams each building a working extension to a DTV subsystem. These projects will be done on the DTV receiver infrastructure built by Intel for the PC. The final day will consist of a live broadcast from the Intel/KICU model DTV station in Santa Clara to Stanford of the demonstrations produced by the class.
The class is open to students with a background in computer graphics, image processing, and multimedia. Enrollment is limited to 20.
A variation of this class, ECE594: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Internet Computing and Digital TV, will be simultaneously taught by Prof. Ed Chang at UC-Santa-Barbara. Monday lectures will be shared and remotely broadcast to both sites.
Rm 370 Gates Computer Science Building
Rm 396 Gates Computer Science Building
When: 2:30-3:45pm, Mon/Wed
Where: Interactive Workspace, Gates B23 on Mondays and Graphics Conference Room, Gates 392 on Wednesdays
Home Page: http://graphics.stanford.edu/courses/cs448a-00-winter/
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