CCTV analysis


This module will give you the necessary tools to be able to analyse CCTV footage. You will be taught how to analyse the footage for missing or long frames and how to work out the frame count. Once the frame rate has been established various techniques can be used to calculate the speed of vehicles passing through the field of view.

What you will study

CCTV types, frame rates, FIT boards, grids, virtual rulers and the use of several software programs to help calculate speed.

Computing requirements

A desktop or laptop computer running Windows with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. This module cannot be completed on a mobile devices.

You will need to download the following freeware

  • Gimp. Gimp is a free and Open Source image editor. You can download it here.
  • GSpot. GSpot is free. It is a codec information appliance that establishes what video codecs (audio and video) are required to play an AVI file. Determines whether these codecs are installed on your system. Isolates problems associated with these codecs. You can download it here.
  • VLC. VLC media player and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can be downloaded from here

You will need access to MS Word and Excel and PDF reader. If you don't already have them they can be downloaded from the DMU library using your DMU email address

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Teaching and assessment

This module is delivered by blended learning over 8 weeks. The first 4 days are spent in the classroom. You will have a tutor who will help you with your studies. They will set and mark any assessments and provide feedback on your work. There is one assessment for this module.

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The course at a glance

Code: ENGS1015
Credits: 15
Level: 4
Duration: 6 weeks
Type: Blended
Assessment: Written

Links to CertHE modules

Applied maths
Vehicle Examination
CCTV Analysis
Driver and the environment


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