Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), organised a five-day regional workshop on Engineering Fundamentals for Broadcasters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 November to 4 December 2015.
The workshop aimed to provide knowledge of basic engineering fundamentals for broadcast engineers and technical staff who are beginning their careers.
The topics covered in the workshop were audio/video fundaments and concepts behind it, analogue to digital conversion and their concept and latest changes and advancements in broadcast technology. IT plays a vital role in broadcasting, IT integration and network environment were explained.
High definition TV to Ultra high definition were discussed during the workshop. Radio and TV Transmitter to DVD T/T2 and MPEG video schemes and standards were also discussed.
File format and codecs used in broadcasting were explained. A few practical demonstration where shown where a file is converted from one format to another and discussions were held on how it affect the quality and size. Engineering techniques and applications have helped veterans to embrace and handle these with confidence.
On the last day of the workshop participants had the opportunity to tour RTM for half day, where they visited the Radio and TV studios and experienced RTM’s existing technology.
The workshop was specially designed for young talents who were working in the broadcast industry. Thirty broadcast engineers and technical staff from thirteen countries attended the workshop. The resource persons for the workshop were Dr Amal Punchihewa and Ahmed Nadeem from ABU and Li Bin (Eric) from Rohde & Schwarz.