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Digital Video and Audio

2014 unit code: DIG60002 (formerly HET742)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points
Duration1 Semester
Contact hours54 Hours


Aims and objectives

HET742 introduces the concept of non-linear video and audio editing using digital video and audio technology.
Following successful completion of this unit students will:
• be equipped with the skills required to capture and edit video and audio material
• be able to master to a variety of formats, including videocassette, optical disc and streaming for the World Wide Web.

Teaching methods

Lectures, Laboratory Sessions


Major Video assignment 30%,Major Audio assignment 22%, Small video editing assignment 8%, Test, 20%, Lab 20%

Generic skills outcomes

Graduates are capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas.
Graduates are effective and ethical in work and community situations.
Graduates are adaptable and able to manage change.
Graduates are aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing.


Storytelling tools; Video technology; Camera & lighting skills; Videos capture; Video editing; Titles and credits; Production planning; Scriptwriting and storyboarding; Production design; Production stimation and timelines; Advanced editing and FX; Advanced audio and sound FX production; Internet video; Digital audio theory & physics of sound; Audio recording and playback; Random access / non-destructive editing; Digital signal processing; Audio file formats and compression; Internet audio; Digital audio disk and tape media

Reading materials

Materials are provided online through the Blackboard system.


Bolante A, Premiere Pro for Windows, Peachpit, Berkeley, 2007
Taylor J, DVD Demystified, McGraw Hill, New York, 2006
Pohlmann K, Principles of Digital Audio, McGraw Hill, New York, 2009
Rossing T, The Science of Sound, Addison Wesley, 1990