188.329 Video Analysis
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify key video processing techniques such as filtering, optical flow, and stereo matching, to describe how they work, and to assess their relevance / applicability to a given problem. In addition, students can evaluate selected video processing algorithms in consideration of the state-of-the-art and compare them with reference results from relevant benchmarks.

Subject of course

This course deals with selected problems of video processing, incuding the basics of video recording and imaging geometry, the estimation of movement (optical flow), filtering techniques, methods of video stabilization and the field of application of 3D video/film production and stereoscopic display.

In an introductory part of the course, we review principles of video recording, image generation and project geometry, whereby important basic terms of image processing are briefly recapitulated in order to support students with only little previous knowledge in the field. In the main part of the lecture, essential video processing techniques such as optical flow methods, filtering techniques (e.g. bilateral filters, guided image filters) and associated possible applications (e.g. cost volume filtering), as well as methods of video stabilization are presented. Furthermore, benchmarks, which are made available to the research community for evaluating algorithms, are explained and demonstrated.

The lecture slides will be made available online (on TUWEL) after each lecture unit. The lecture is accompanied by exercises in which selected problems are implemented in small groups.

Teaching methods

The lecture slides will be provided on TUWEL and are supplemented by suitable video material, demos, and weblinks, in order to illustrate the lecture content and current research questions.

Mode of examination


Additional information


The preliminary meeting takes place in FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF on Wednesday, Oct. 4th 2023, from 13:00-15:00. Time and place differ from the usual lectures, which are held at 10 am FAV Hörsaal 2. Please note that in order to successfully complete the excercise part of the lecture, it is mandatory to attend the prelecture meeting. The dates of further lectures are going to be as follows: Nov 8th, Nov 22nd, Nov 29th, Dec 06th, Dec 13th, Dec 20th (The dates in january are only substitution dates, if necessary).

All lecture dates will be held on campus. 

If necessary, lectures can be held online at short notice.

This course represents 1.5 ECTS (= 38 hours). An estimate of 14 hours of these will be used for the actual lecture and the remaining 24 hours for exam preparation.



Course dates

Wed13:00 - 15:0004.10.2023FAV Hörsaal 1 Helmut Veith - INF Preliminary Meeting
Wed10:00 - 12:0008.11.2023 - 10.01.2024FAV Hörsaal 2 VO Video Analysis
Video Analysis - Single appointments
Wed04.10.202313:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 Helmut Veith - INF Preliminary Meeting
Wed08.11.202310:00 - 12:00FAV Hörsaal 2 VO Video Analysis
Wed22.11.202310:00 - 12:00FAV Hörsaal 2 VO Video Analysis
Wed29.11.202310:00 - 12:00FAV Hörsaal 2 VO Video Analysis
Wed06.12.202310:00 - 12:00FAV Hörsaal 2 VO Video Analysis
Wed13.12.202310:00 - 12:00FAV Hörsaal 2 VO Video Analysis
Wed20.12.202310:00 - 12:00FAV Hörsaal 2 VO Video Analysis
Wed10.01.202410:00 - 12:00FAV Hörsaal 2 VO Video Analysis

Examination modalities

The exam serves to assess how well the processes and algorithms presented in the lecture have been understood. You will be asked to give your answers as written explanations, formulas, sketches, pseudo-code etc. The final grade for the practical course consists of the grades you receive for training exercises that you have to hand in and a final conversation.

The exam at the end of the semester will be a written closed-book exam and will take place online via Zoom. To participate in the exam you therefore need to have access to the internet, a computer with a working microphone and a webcam.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed - 16.10.2024written28.09.2024 23:59 - 13.10.2024 23:59TISS3. Prüfungstermin
Wed - 22.01.2025written02.01.2025 23:59 - 19.01.2025 23:59TISS1. Prüfungstermin für WS2023
Tue - 04.03.2025written10.02.2025 00:00 - 02.03.2025 23:59TISS2. Prüfungstermin für WS2023
Wed - 11.06.2025written19.05.2025 23:59 - 08.06.2025 23:59TISS3. Prüfungstermin für WS2023

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2023 00:00 02.10.2023 23:59 02.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 504 Master programme Embedded Systems Mandatory elective
066 506 Energy Systems and Automation Technology Not specified
066 932 Visual Computing Mandatory elective
066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing Mandatory elective


The lecture slides and any additional materials are provided for download via TUWEL.

Previous knowledge

The course requires basic knowledge in image processing, for example as taught in related courses of the Bachelor's Program Media Informatics and Visual Computing (e.g. course VU 186.822).

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses