Video Theory eLearning


Self-paced eLearning course covering Video Theory

The Video Theory eLearning course is designed for engineers, system administrators, and anyone interested getting an overview of the theory behind video encoding and digital video technology. Topics covered are how the eye perceives light and color, the principles of video and color television, video connectors and cables, display technology, digital video, HDTV and ends with compression, codecs and containers.

System requirements

A continuous internet connection is required to view the content.

Viewing the recorded video portion of this eLearning course is not supported on mobile devices.


Table of contents

Length: 4 hours


Topic 1: Introduction
Topic 2: The Principles of Video and Monochrome
Topic 3: Color Television
Topic 4: Video Connectors and Cabling
Topic 5: Color Display Technology
Topic 6: An Introduction to Digital Video and HDTV
Topic 7: Compression, Codecs and Containers

Content access information

You will receive instructions on how to access the content, typically within 24 hours during, Monday-Friday. If you have not received a link to your eLearning within 48 hours, please contact our Education team:

Access to online content is available for 90 days from date access is granted.

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