Course Title: Implement vision system designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6345C

Course Title: Implement vision system designs

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5332 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rowan Humphrey (Semester 1 and 2)
Phone: (03) 99254842

Teacher: Greg Long (Semester 2)

Phone: (03) 99254345


Nominal Hours: 100

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In the is course you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to manage the installation and set-up of equipment required to realise designs for vision systems used on either a temporary or permanent basis in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries. Skills in vision system design are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating quality vision system designs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAVSS502 Implement vision system designs


1. Plan implementation of vision system designs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss vision system designs and plans with relevant personnel to determine overall requirements
1.2 Confirm budget available for vision systems
1.3 Generate a range of ideas for meeting requirements that provide solutions to technical issues that can be achieved within given timeframes
1.4 Make measurements and calculations at venues to check that system specifications can be achieved
1.5 Discuss ideas and calculations with relevant personnel to ensure feasibility of vision system designs
1.6 Use a range of criteria to reach agreement on preferred option
1.7 Acquire equipment and accessories for design implementation according to organisational procedures


2. Develop vision system plans

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Draw vision system plans to scale using industry-standard symbols
2.2 Include information relevant to implementation in plans
2.3 Present and discuss plans with relevant personnel and participate in the ongoing evaluation of plans
2.4 Negotiate modifications as required and amend plans accordingly
2.5 Make final plans available to relevant personnel to ensure smooth installation and operation of vision systems


3.Manage installation and testing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Supervise installation of vision system equipment and accessories and test for functionality
3.2 Review vision materials to be displayed and adjust system as required
3.3 Synchronise inputs and calibrate and adjust output devices to achieve the desired result
3.4 Participate in ongoing discussion and evaluation of work in progress with relevant personnel
3.5 Reach agreement on the final vision systems configuration and inform others as required
3.6 Record modifications to installation of vision system equipment and accessories on plans
3.7 Ensure that installation and operational activity comply with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements


4. Manage vision system operations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Participate in technical rehearsals or trials of vision systems and amend operational aspects as required
4.2 Modify cues and documentation and update pre-programmed automated systems accordingly
4.3 Check that required changes to vision systems are implemented and that relevant documentation is completed prior to operation
4.4 Check operational aspects of vision systems to ensure they are fully functional
4.5 Supervise vision system operations as required
4.6 Use appropriate testing protocols to identify and rectify problems and faults, taking care to minimise disruption to services
4.7 Ensure that organisational health and safety procedures are followed at all times
4.8 Contribute to evaluations of projects and implement recommendations aimed at improving overall effectiveness of vision system services

Learning Outcomes

 On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will be able to:

•interpret vision system designs and develop workable plans for the installation of equipment and accessories to meet requirements
•supervise the installation and operation of vision system equipment for at least one client, production or event
•work collaboratively.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:

  • lectures
  • group discussion
  • demonstrations

Self-directed out of class learning activities include, but are not limited to:

  • online research
  • reading and editing of class notes
  • independent project based work
  • preparation for assessment tasks

The self-directed out of class activities will be monitored and assessed during class through question/answer sessions.

Teaching Schedule



ClassClass content and planned activities (subject to change)Assessment
Sem 1  
1Plan implementation of vision system designs - Simple TV vision systems inc. Maintain Battery Supply. (UHDTV from IBC) 
2Plan implementation of vision system designs - Media exchange 
3Manage installation and testing - Install a vision and audio monitor rack. OB rack. 
4Manage vision system operations - News Rounds week 1 
5 Manage vision system operations - News Rounds week 2 
6 Manage vision system operations - News Rounds week 3 
7 Manage vision system operations - News Rounds week 4 
8Install a vision and audio monitor rack. OB rack.Task 1 of 4
9Install a vision and audio monitor rack. OB rack.Task 1 of 4
10Install a vision and audio monitor rack. OB rack.Task 1 of 4
11Install a vision and audio monitor rack. OB rack.Task 1 of 4
12Install a vision and audio monitor rack. OB rack.Task 1 of 4
13Install a vision and audio monitor rack. OB rack.Task 1 of 4
14 No Vision System activities 
15 No Vision System activities 
16 No Vision System activities 
Sem 2  

Monday (Greg Long)

Plan implementation of vision system designs - Permanent installations

Tuesday (Rowan Humphrey - EFP)

Plan implementation of vision system designs - EFP Video split


 Monday (Greg)

Equipment overview - a look at current equipment and trends in technology.

Tuesday (Rowan - EFP)

Develop vision system plans - EFP field production set up


 Monday (Greg)

 Equipment overview - a look at current equipment and trends in technology.

Tuesday (Rowan - EFP)

Manage installation and testing - EFP setup


 Monday (Greg)

Develop vision system plans - Interpret user requirements and turn them into schematic designs

Tuesday (Rowan - EFP)

Manage vision system operations - Shooting EFP films and Kaleides




Task 2 of 4



 Monday (Greg)

Architectural considerations - obstacles and aides for when designing perminent installation systems.

Tuesday (Rowan - EFP)

Setting up vision system for shooting EFP films and Kaleides



Task 2 of 4


 Monday (Greg)

Create vision system plans- based on user requirements from client brief.

Tuesday (Rowan - EFP)

Setting up vision system for shooting EFP films and Kaleides



Task 2 of 4


 Monday (Greg)

 Manage vision system operations - Trouble shoot mock emergency situations.

Tuesday (Rowan - EFP)

Setting up vision system for shooting EFP films and Kaleides

Task 3 of 4 Schematic


Task 2 of 4


 Monday (Greg)

 Variations and Modifcations - how to assess and respond to variations to scope that are caused by circumstance or client request.

Tuesday (Rowan - EFP)

Setting up vision system for shooting EFP films and Kaleides




Task 2 of 4


 Monday (Greg)

Practical Session Focus
Set up vision system
" Making all physical connections based on vision system
Check cabling for connectivity.
" Work in a group to ensure system is correct per orginal
system design."
" Ensure all cabling is install safely according to OH&S

Tuesday (Rowan - EFP)

Setting up vision system for shooting EFP films and Kaleides








Task 2 of 4


 Monday (Greg)

Practical Session Focus
Commission and Operate Vision System
Configure hardware to facilitate signal transport
Fine tune audio and video signals for best practice results.
" Check all elements of the system to ensure it is operating
Record commissioning results in appropriate documents


 Monday (Greg)

Practical Session Focus
Mangage and monitor vision systems
" Check all inputs and outputs are still physically seated
properly and there are no evidence of disconnections."
" Use software based tests to ensure system
is functioning correctly."
" Induce a system failure and respond to the failure to
reinstate the system as rapidly as possible."
" Evalulate system installation for lessons learned with
particular focus on suitability, simplicity, reliabilty and
ease of installation."


 Monday (Greg)

Manage installation and testing - permanent insallation


 Monday (Greg)

EDID management - Using EDID to manage display resolutions. Advantages, disadvantages and caveats.


 Monday (Greg)

Content preparation - issues that affect the display. Resolution, geometry, compression codecs


 Monday (Greg)

Audio Considerations - more often than not, the audio has to go along with it the video.

First opportunity for assessment task 4 of 4, Implement the schematic.

 Task 4 of 4

Implement the schematic


 Monday (Greg)

Final opportunity for assessment task 4 of 4, Implement the schematic.

 Task 4 of 4

Implement the schematic

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching about Vision system designs.

Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to on.

Overview of Assessment

 Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.



1. Install components into an ENG review rig. Due weeks 8 to 13 semester 1.

2. Install one of Video Split for an EFP shoot, or OB rig for Kaleide, Corner Hotel or Open Day. Due from Week 4 semester 2. Graded task.

3. Produce Schematic due week 7 sem 2.

4. Implement the vision system from the schematic in task 3 in weeks 15 and 16 of Sem 2. Graded task.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD     Competent with High Distinction
Competent with Distinction
Competent with Credit
Competency Achieved -Graded
Not Yet Competent
Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. Non-attendance may seriously jeopardise the chances of success in a course. Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.

Cover Sheet for Submissions

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

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