These courses are designed to give you knowledge required to implement an SDVoE video-over-IP system.

We often hear 4K video referenced by a 3 digit ratio like 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and so on, and it can be really frustrating if we don’t know what they mean.

This short course will explain these numbers, and give you clarity about how they affect both the quality of the image and the bandwidth usage they represent.

Video distribution should not be compromised, what is shown on the display should be exactly the same quality as that from the source. There should be no delay from when the image leaves the source to when it is displayed, and yet when the video is distributed across a network to multiple displays it simply cannot use up every last drop of the available network resource. 

Video compression usually comes in one of three forms of codec, and this course will introduce you to each one of them using the Codec Triangle to explain how the 3 key principles are often compromised with many forms of video compression. We will also take a deeper dive into how SDVoE has overcome these problems to deliver un-compromised video performance with true IT and AV convergence. 

1G Ethernet is a dead end for AV distribution.  The compromises required to squeeze 18 gigabits (or more!) of 4K HDR video into a less-than 1G pipe are unacceptable – and no longer required.  10G Ethernet is being adopted at a shockingly fast rate – over 75% of small and medium businesses have deployed 10G already.  Communication industries succeed when they take advantage of the fastest data transfer speeds possible, and pro AV is no different.


  • Learn about the “codec triangle” – the tradeoff between image quality, latency, and bandwidth
  • Compare image quality between codecs like MJPEG at 1G against pixel-pipeline codecs working at 10G
  • Consider the effects of latency on user experience and learn to choose the right codec for your application