Introduction to Multimedia : Introduction to Multimedia o.O Definition of Multimedia : Definition of Multimedia Any combination of text, animated graphics, video, and sound delivered to you by computer or other electronic means.
A collection of various media that comes together to form a single unit. (MULTI-media)
Information that can be represented through a variety of media. Convergence : Convergence What is it?
The overlapping of multiple types of media into single multimedia devices.
Fields of Study
Computer Science areas are overlapping. HCI, Graphics Visualization, Compression, Networking, Database Systems, etc. Areas of Topics and Projects : Areas of Topics and Projects Three Main Areas
Multimedia processing and coding
Content analysis, security, audio/image/video processing, compression, etc.
Multimedia system support and networking
Network protocols, operating systems, servers and clients, quality of service, databases, etc.
Multimedia tools, end systems, and applications
Hypermedia systems, UI, authoring systems, etc. Multimedia : Multimedia Interactive multimedia
The end user controls what is delivered when.
A computer-based information retrieval system that enables a user to gain or provide access to texts, audio and video recordings, photographs, and computer graphics related to a particular subject. HyperText : HyperText Alrighty…we have all heard this a lot. Define it.
How is it different than the text in a book? OMG teh Intarweb! : OMG teh Intarweb! The most commonly used hypermedia application.
Method URI VersionAdditional-HeadersMessage-body
Ex. GET http://borkweb.com HTTP/1.1 Languages : Languages HTML/XHTML
Similar to XHTML
Elements are displayed sequentially
Elements are displayed in parallel
Only one of the grouped elements can be presented at a time; order does not matter Software Tools : Software Tools Categories
Music Sequencing and Notation
Cakewalk, Cubase, Macromedia Sound Edit, etc
Cool Edit, Sound Forge, Pro Tools, etc
Graphics and Image Editing
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Fireworks, etc
Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, etc
3D Studio Max, Maya, etc
Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Director, etc