CCTV Seminars

Educating the CCTV Industry since 1988.

Seminars syllabus is based on the contents of the book "CCTV - from light to pixels"
Published by Elsevier
eBook ISBN: 9780124046078
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124045576

We reserve the right to modify each seminar to suit the customer needs
We also bring the latest news, tools and practical examples with the latest standards which may not be included in the syllabus below
Light and television 
   Light basics and the human eye
   Light units
   Illuminometer (lux-meter)
   Smart-phones lux-meters
   Measuring illumination with an SLR or DSLR
   Light onto an imaging sensor
   Colors in television
   Color temperatures and light sources
   Eye persistence
Optics in CCTV 
    Lenses as optical elements 
    Aspherical lenses 
    CTF and MTF 
    F and T numbers 
    Depth of field 
    Neutral density (ND) filters 
    Manual, auto, and motorized iris lenses 
    Video- and DC-driven auto iris lenses 
    Image and lens formats in CCTV 
    Angles of view and determining them 
    Fixed focal length lenses 
    Zoom lenses 
    C- and CS-mount and back-focus 
General characteristics of television systems 
    A little bit of history
    The very basics of analog television
    The video signal and its spectrum
    Color video signal
    The very basic of digital TV
    Spectrum analyzer
CCTV cameras 
    General information about cameras
    Tube cameras
    CCD cameras
    Charges transfer in a CCD sensor
    CMOS cameras
    Spectral response of imaging sensors
    Seeing colors
    White balance
    Types of charge transfer in CCDs
    CCD chip as a sampler
    Correlated double sampling (CDS)
    Camera specifications and their meanings
    Camera Sensitivity
    Minimum illumination
    Camera resolution
    Signal/noise ratio (S/N)
    Dynamic range of imaging sensors
    Special low-light-intensified cameras
    Thermal imaging cameras
    Multi-sensor panoramic camera
    Camera power supplies and copper
    Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    V-phase adjustment
    Camera checklist
    CRT monitors
    CRT Monitor sizes
    CRT Monitor adjustments
    Impedance switch
    LCD monitors
    Video-walls and Projectors
    Plasma display monitors
    OLED displays
    About pixels and resolution
    Psycho-physiology of viewing details
    Brightness, Contrast and Gamma
    Recognizing faces and details in CCTV
Analog video processing
    Analog switching equipment
    Video sequential switchers
    Analog Video Matrix Switchers
    Switching and processing equipment
    Quad compressors (splitters)
    Multiplexers (MUX)
    Recording time gaps
    Simplex and duplex multiplexers
    Video motion detectors (VMDs)
    Video Analytics
Auxiliary equipment in CCTV
    Pan and tilt heads
    PTZ site drivers
    Preset positioning
    Camera housings
    Lighting in CCTV
    Infrared lights
    Lightning protectors
    In-line video amplifiers/equalizers
    Video distribution amplifiers (VDAs)
Digital video 
    Why digital video?
    Types of compressions
    Digital video recorders (DVRs)
    Image and Video compressions
    The SD digital video
    The resolution of the ITU-601 digitized (SD) video
    The need for compression and networking
    Raw and compressed digital video
    The most common compressions in CCTV
    Some new compressions
    DCT as a basis
    Motion JPEG-2000
    H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10, AVC)
    H.265 (HEVC)
Transmission media 
    Coaxial cables 
    The concept 
    Noise and electromagnetic interference  
    Ground loop correctors  
    Characteristic impedance 
    BNC connectors 
    Coaxial cables and BNC termination 
    Installation techniques 
    Time domain reflectometer (TDR) 
    Twisted pair video transmission 
    Microwave links 
    RF wireless (open air) video Tx   
    Infrared wireless (open air) video Tx   
    Fiber optics 
    Light sources in fiber optics Tx Frequencies in fiber optics transmission 
    Fiber optics multiplexers 
    Fiber optics cables 
Networking in CCTV 
    Computers and networks 
    LAN and WAN 
    The main Ethernet categories 
    Data speed and types of network cabling 
    Ethernet over coax and UTP cables 
    Patch and crossover cables 
    Network concepts and components 
    The Internet protocols 
    The OSI seven-layer model of networking 
    IP addresses  
    Virtual private networking (VPN) 
    Domain Name Systems (DNS) 
    DNS and DHCP 
    Networking hardware 
    Network ports 
    Wireless LAN    
    Certification and security 
    A network analogy example 
    Putting a network system together  
    The IP check commands 
Video Management Systems
    Operating Systems (OS)
    Hard disk drives
    The different file systems
    FAT (File Allocation Table)
    FAT32 (File Allocation Table 32-bit)
    NTFS (New Technology File System)
    Hard disk connectivity standards (SATA)
    Hard disks failures
    Processors (CPUs)
    Software decoders and players
    ONVIF and PSIA
CCTV system design 
    Understanding the customer’s requirements 
    Site inspections 
    Designing and quoting a CCTV system 
    Installation considerations 
    Training and manuals 
    Handing over 
    Preventative maintenance
Video testing
    The ViDi Labs SD/HD test chart
    Before you start testing
    Lenses; Monitors; Tripods; Light
    Testing SD / HD or MP
    Setup procedure
    What you can test
    Some real life examples
ViDiLabs calculator
    The ViDiLabs calculator concept
    Calculating fields of view
    Calculating Pixel Densities
    Calculating lens needed for a given project
    Calculating motion blur and how to reduce it
    Calculating required recording capacity
    Checking image quality for a given storage