TC848 Webcasting/Interactive Video (3 credits) is a special topics course. The course will blend high-level concepts with hands-on instruction and activities.

Monday 5:00-7:00pm (DMAT Lab)
Wednesday 5:00-7:00pm (DMAT Lab)

The first part of the course is an introduction to the rapidly growing field of video broadcasting over the web, also known as webcasting. Topics will include audio and video codecs, server configurations, progressive download vs. true streaming, unicast vs. multicast, live events/live encoding vs. archived video/offline encoding, hardware and software requirements, combining video with interactive technologies, and more. We will be covering the QuickTime multimedia architecture in detail. RealMedia, Windows Media, and Flash will also be discussed.

The second part of the course will focus on the design, creation, and delivery of interactive video. Topics will include web-based interactive video technologies, DVD, set-top interactive video technologies, as well as how to effectively design and delivery design interactive stories. The class will include a large, team-based interactive video project.

TC240 or TC840 is recommended prior to taking Introduction to Webcasting.

For more information about the course, email Brian Winn (