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 and QuickTime, 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 infrastructure built by Intel, including their experimental DTV transmitter and DTV receiver for a PC. The final day will consist of a live broadcast from Intel 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.
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