Short Title:Media Technologies 1
Full Title:Media Technologies 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:AVTH H1003
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:JOHN HENRY
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the principles and concepts relating to analogue and digital media technologies
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and apply basic electronic concepts and relations
LO2 Explain fundamental principles of waves, numbering systems, combinational logic and Boolean Logic
LO3 Explain fundamental principles relating to the digitising of analogue audio waves
LO4 Explain the fundamental principles relating to digital image processing.
LO5 Describe the basic operation of a computer.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Numbering Systems and Binary logic
Counting in binary, decimal to binary, binary to decimal, Bit, Byte, nibble, msb lsb. Maximum number of with n bits. Counting in Hexadecimal. Converting from hexadecimal to binary. Binary to Hexadecimal, Hexadecimal to Decimal, Decimal to Hexadecimal. 6 Basic Gates Symbol, truth table, Boolean expression, Combinational logic, Boolean algebra
Electronic Concepts and Relations
Resistance, conductors, insulators, testing audio leads, open circuit, short circuit, voltage current, ohms law, energy and power.
Digital Imaging
Digital Image Representation Spatial Resolution pixel density, Bits depth, aspect ratio, banding, image storage size, grey levels, Mathematical operations associated with image manipulation contrast, brightness, inverting image, keying, rotating, interpolating,
Displacement, wavelength, Pk-Pk Amplitude Period Frequency, Velocity of a wave. Longitudinal and Transverse Waves. Audio Waves, ultra-sonics, Infra-sonics, speed of audio waves, constructive and destructive interference. System Frequency Response upper and lower 3db points, bandwidth. Filters, low pass, high pass, band stop band pass, Input impedance, output impedance. Amplifiers, bandwidth, voltage amplifiers, current amplifiers, power amplifiers,
Digital Audio
Analogue to Digital conversion. Sampling and quantising a sound wave, sample rate Resolution Clipping Dynamic Range Signal-to-noise Ratio, Equalization, The Recording and Playback System. Relationship between sound quality against file size. Computing file sizes of digital audio files.
History of computers, Computer Architecture, CPU, input output, Memory ram rom, cache, control unit arithmetic and logic unit (ALU). Registers, instruction register, Main Memory Organization, read, write, address bus, data bus, CPU instruction list, basic machine code programmes, operation of instructions.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory image analysis and manipulation 2 6.00 Ongoing
Laboratory Image formats and storage 2,4 6.00 Ongoing
Laboratory Combinational Logic 2,4 6.00 Ongoing
Laboratory Basic Computer Operations 2,5 12.00 Ongoing
Continuous Assessment Midterm exam 1,2,3 20.00 Week 25
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Douglas Self, Richard Brice, Ben Duncan, John Linsley Hood, Ian Sinclair, Andrew Singmin, Don Davis, Eugene Patronis, John Watkinson. 2009, Audio Engineering Know it all,, 1 Ed., Newness [ISBN: 185617526X]
  • Michael Talbot-Smith 2000, Sound Engineer's Pocket Book,, Focal Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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