The Complete CCTV 

This on-line seminar covers the complete fundamentals of CCTV, based on the world recognised reference book  “CCTV - from light to pixels” by Vlado Damjanovski (publisher: Elsevier). 

eBook ISBN: 9780124046078         Hardcover ISBN: 9780124045576

Duration: 5 days in 3 hours each day with two small breaks (total 15 hours)

Location: On-line via Zoom!   (15 classes; spread over 5 days)

The number of students is limited and it is on a first come first served basis.

The tentative syllabus is shown below.

Interactive Q&A at the end of each day training.

Every student will receive a certificate and the presentation in PDF format.

Sessions are planned on a monthly basis, to suit different time zones, which will be advised after your booking.

Please indicate your time zone area when booking.

We reserve the right to add or remove topics as required by our customers.

Cost: US$115 / €95 / A$150                   Click here for a Secure Payment via Stripe (Credit/Debit/ApplePay/GooglePay)        

The Syllabus for the 5-days Complete CCTV on-line seminar is shown below:

1. Light and television

   Light basics and the human eye

   Light units


   Colours in television

   Light sources and colour temperatures

   Eye persistence and moving pictures

2. Optics in CCTV

    Lenses as optical elements

    Lens resolution (MTF)

    F and T numbers

    Depth of field

    Manual, auto, and P-iris lenses

    Image and lens formats in CCTV

    Angles of view and determining them

3. Television

    A little bit of history

    The very basics of analog television

    Interlaced video and syncs


    Converting Analogue to Digital

4. Digital video

    Why digital video?

    Digital signal waveforms

    Raw and compressed digital video

    Types of compressions

    Image compressions

    Video compressions

5. CCTV cameras

    General about cameras

    CCD and CMOS cameras

    Spectral response of sensors

    Seeing colours

    Camera specifications and their meanings

    Camera Sensitivity

    Minimum illumination

    Camera resolution

    Signal/noise ratio (S/N)

    Dynamic range of imaging sensors

    Thermal imaging cameras

    Fixed and PTZ cameras

    Multi-sensor panoramic camera

    Camera power supplies and PoE 

6. Displays and viewing details

    LCD and OLED displays

    About pixels and resolution

    Psycho-physiology of viewing details

    Recognising faces and details in CCTV

7. Transmission media

    Coaxial cables

    Twisted pair video transmission

    Cat cables

    Microwave links

    Fiber optics

    Fiber optics cables

    TDR & OTDR

8. Networking in CCTV


    Data speed and types of network cabling

    Ethernet over coax and UTP cables

    Network concepts and components

    The Internet Protocols

    IP addresses and Ports

    Putting a network system together

    The IP query commands

9. Video Management Systems

    Operating Systems (OS)

    The different file systems

    Hard disk drives

    Hard disk connectivity standards (SATA)


    Hard disks failures

    CPUs and GPUs

    IEC 62676 standars and ONVIF

10. Video Analytics

    History of video analytics 

    VCA - intro

    AI, the brain and how it works

    Deep Learning

    CPU + GPU


    VCA types and examples

    Outputs, detection and precision of VCA

    Confidence level and Accuracy 

    Detection and Precision rate

    Human attention

    Situational awareness

    Image quality

11. CCTV system design

    Designing and quoting a CCTV system

    Installation considerations



    Training and manuals

    Handing over

    Preventative maintenance

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