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The course of Multimedia is taught by Prof. F.Stanco. The course is part of the MSc Course in Computer Science of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Catania, Italy.

Within this course, I taught the module “Video media and Motion Estimation” and several seminars in the A.Ys. 2017\18, 2016\17, and 2014\15.

The official page of this course is hosted in Prof. F.Stanco’s website, whilst unofficial previous editions of this course are available in the following pages: A.Ys. 2016\17 , and 2015\16 .


  1. Video module “Video media and Motion Estimation”
    • Part I - Fundamentals of the video media
      • Introduction
      • Aspect Ratio e Resolution
      • Transmission (broadcasting) and recording video formats
      • Interlacing
      • Analog-Digital Conversion
    • Part II - Analog and Digital Restoration
      • Recording artefacts
      • Common Drops
    • Part III - Motion Estimation
      • 3D-2D reference spaces and Projections
      • Movement Vectors and Models
      • Motion Estimation Techniques
      • Block e Feature Matching Algorithms
    • Part IV - Video formats
      • (a) Stabilisation

Teaching Material

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Last updated on 11 January, 2018. Teaching material is available in English, under request.

Suggested Readings:

  • Wang, Y., Ostermann, J., & Zhang, Y. Q. (2002). Video processing and communications (Vol. 5). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall. ISO 690
    • Chapter 5 - Video Modeling
      • Camera Model
      • Two-Dimensional Motion Models
    • Chapter 6 - Two-Dimensional Motion Estimation
    • Chapter 8 - Foundations of Video Coding
    • Chapter 13 - Video Compression Standards
  • ERTURK, Sarp. Image sequence stabilisation: Motion vector integration (MVI) versus frame position smoothing (FPS). In: Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, 2001. ISPA 2001. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on. IEEE, 2001. p. 266-271.