Video Compression Technologies

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Video uses a much larger amount of storage and bandwidth than other data technologies. This course shows some of the ways you can store and send video using compression. The course will help you understand compression and how it is performed for video. It also covers analog technologies and leads into digital technologies for supporting video. It is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part 1 (CIVND1) v1. This exam counts toward the CCNA Collaboration certification.

Target Audience

CIVND1 is focused on the Chief Collaboration Officer or telecommunications administrator responsible for the knowledge to describe characteristics of video solutions and assess the requirements for a successful implementation of a video solution.



Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Analog Component and Composite Video

  • describe analog component and composite video
  • Video Encoder Examples

  • describe video encoder
  • Parallel and Serial Digital Composite

  • compare parallel and serial digital composite
  • Uncompressed High Def with Digital Video Camera

  • describe uncompressed full high definition with digital video camera
  • Introduction to Compression

  • describe compression
  • Video Compression Methods

  • describe video compression methods
  • Redundancy in Digital Data

  • describe redundancy in digital data
  • Temporal and Spatial Redundancy

  • compare temporal and spatial redundancy
  • Chroma Subsampling

  • describe chroma subsampling
  • Blurred Image with Chroma Subsampling

  • describe blurred image with chroma subsampling
  • Video Compression Formats

  • describe video compression formats
  • Coding of Moving Images

  • describe coding of moving images
  • Group of Pictures

  • describe purpose of the Group of Pictures concept
  • Media Transcoding Principle

  • describe media transcoding principle
  • What Is Not Media Transcoding

  • describe the difference between what is and what is not media transcoding
  • Digital Video Storage Media Input and Output

  • describe digital video storage media input and output
  • Variable and Continuous Bit Rates

  • describe variable and continuous bit rates
  • High-quality Digital Media Distribution Example

  • describe high-quality digital media distribution
  • Video File Formats

  • describe video file formats
  • Exercise: Understanding Video Compression