Video Compression Techniques for Next Generation Communication Infrastructures

Key information

Start date:
To be confirmed
Attendance dates:
To be confirmed
Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:


This course is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental principles of image and video compression algorithms primarily focusing on the state-of-the-art video coding standard high efficiency video coding (HEVC). It will present the underlying theories and signal processing techniques required for video coding in an accessible manner together with practical exercises involving state-of-the-art video encoding and streaming tools.

In addition, this course is intended to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art high dynamic range (HDR) video compression and distribution techniques, concepts of hybrid broadcast/broadband TV (HbbTV) services, and challenges in interactive and personalized media content distribution.


  • You will need to bring your own laptop to take part in the lab sessions
  • The software libraries that will be used in the labs are free and open source and available online. The software tools are available for all windows, Linux and Mac operating systems
  • You are welcome to have the necessary software tools installed on your laptops. However, the instructions to installing the software libraries will be provided during the lab session.

Course content

Content includes the following:

  • Information theory
  • Quantization
  • Transform coding
  • Variable length coding
  • Prediction models
  • Post processing and filtering
  • HEVC coding tools and features
  • MPEG-DASH based video streaming with the inclusion of laboratory demonstrations.


Please note that we reserve the right to alter the syllabus. Any major changes will be notified to delegates before the course starts.

Course contributors

Miroslaw Bober profile image

Professor Miroslaw Bober

Professor of Video Processing

Tim Borer

Lead Engineer at BBC Research and Development

Oliver Botti

Head of International Business Development and Innovation

Muhammad Imran profile image

Dr Muhammad Imran

Professor in Communications

Dr Gosala Kulupana

Research Fellow

Dr Thanuja Mallikarachchi

Research Fellow in Media Processing

Dumidu Talagala

Research Engineer

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites required to do this course.

Fees and funding

To be confirmed

How to apply

If you are interested in attending this course, then please email Barbara Steel at to register your interest.

Terms and conditions

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  • Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event; we charge a cancellation fee of 35 per cent of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 65 per cent of the full fee.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event; We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds.
  • If no written notice of cancellation is received, no refund can be made.
  • The University of Surrey reserves the right to cancel any event. In this case, the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged. Details of event changes or cancellations are available by phoning +44 (0)1483 686040.
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  • Substitutions from the same company may be made following consultation with the Continuing Education Manager.
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any course on the grounds of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. In this case the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged.
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Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

Barbara Steel Faculty Continuing Education Manager

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH