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.

2021W, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

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 provblems 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

IMPORTANT: The German title of this course was changed from VO Videoverarbeitung to VO Video Analyse. The English title remains unchanged: VO Video Analysis.

The prelecture meeting takes place online on October 6th, 2021, at 10 am (links to the Zoom meetings will be made available on TUWEL) . 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: Oct 27th, Nov 3rd, Nov 10th, Nov 17th, Nov 24th, Dec 1st, Dec 15th (January 12th scheduled as substitution date).

All lecture dates will be held online.

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.


Changed Mode of Examination

Dear students,
due to the current situation the upcoming exams will be held online via Zoom. 

To attend this exam the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- You have a PC/notebook with camera and microphone.
- Your internet connection is typically stable.
- You have a separate room you use alone during the exam.
- You can ensure that there will be no interruptions during the exam (phone, visits, etc.)

If one of these requirements cannot be fulfilled, please attend the exam at a later time.



Course dates

Wed10:00 - 12:0006.10.2021 Online via Zoom (LIVE)Preliminary Meeting
Wed10:00 - 12:0027.10.2021 - 15.12.2021 (LIVE)Lecture Sessions
Video Analysis - Single appointments
Wed06.10.202110:00 - 12:00 Online via ZoomPreliminary Meeting
Wed27.10.202110:00 - 12:00 Lecture Sessions
Wed03.11.202110:00 - 12:00 Lecture Sessions
Wed10.11.202110:00 - 12:00 Lecture Sessions
Wed17.11.202110:00 - 12:00 Lecture Sessions
Wed24.11.202110:00 - 12:00 Lecture Sessions
Wed01.12.202110:00 - 12:00 Lecture Sessions
Wed15.12.202110:00 - 12:00 Lecture Sessions

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
Tue08:00 - 10:0023.11.2021 Online via Zoomoral01.11.2021 00:00 - 18.11.2021 23:59TISS4. Prüfungstermin
Wed10:00 - 12:0026.01.2022 Online via Zoomwritten01.12.2021 23:59 - 17.01.2022 23:59TISS1. Prüfungstermin

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.09.2021 00:00 06.10.2021 23:59 06.10.2021 23:59



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