An Introduction to Digital Multimedia


Author: T. M. Savage,K. E. Vogel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144968839X

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 969

Computer Graphics & Graphics Applications

An Introduction to Digital Multimedia


Author: T. M. Savage,University of New Hampshire at Manchester T M Savage,K. E. Vogel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763787205

Category: Computers

Page: 335

View: 6787

Digital multimedia is a new form of literacy and a powerful tool of creative expression available to nearly everyone. Introduction to Digital Multimedia presents the concepts needed to fully understand multimedia as well as create it. Throughout the text, the authors encourage readers to think critically about the nature of the tools and media they use in order to be more effective, efficient, and creative in their own project development. The text also provides a clear introduction to all the basic concepts and tools of digital multimedia, including the fundamentals of digital data and computer hardware and software, making it appropriate for a first course in computing as well as courses in specific multimedia topics. A multimedia timeline as well as a historical overview of the evolution of multimedia thought and technologies provide background on early visions and possible future innovations. Introduction to Digital Multimedia is the ideal text for those interested in delving into the vast world of multimedia computing.

An Introduction to Digital Media


Author: Tony Feldman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134734964

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 5814

In this clear and highly accessible book, Tony Feldman provides an account of the evolution and application of digital media. Clarifying its underlying technologies, he identifies its immense commercial and human potential. Using as a starting point a simplification which considers new media in two distinct sectors; packaged 'off-line' media such as CD-ROMs; and the world of transmitted media which includes digital broadcasting and interactive online services, Feldman provides a comprehensive overview of the digital media landscape. Focusing on multimedia and the entertainment media he describes and analyses the spectacular rise of CD-based information and the equally revolutionary development of the Internet and online services. Set within a commercial context, readers can identify the potential to generate revenue and profit from the new media. An Introduction to Digital Media concludes with a strategic assessment of the implications of going digital for individuals, companies and corporations.

Exploring the Digital Domain

An Introduction to Computing with Multimedia and Networking


Author: Ken Abernethy,J. Thomas Allen

Publisher: Brooks/Cole


Category: Computer networks

Page: 776

View: 4816

'Exploring the Digital Domain' takes an entirely fresh look at the introductory computing course, and teaches the skills readers must acquire to understand, create, work and communicate using digital media and networks. This exciting new book begins with an introduction to computer hardware and software, followed by a concept-based overview of word processors, databases, and spreadsheets that lays the foundation for using any suite commercial applications. The book then explores the skills and knowledge required to create computer graphics, scan and process images, and sample and edit digital audio and video, before turning to a five-chapter section on data communications networks, data compression, LANs, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. In the final section, the authors examine topics such as - the fusion of sound, image and information that multimedia authors can create using the latest scripting and presentation tools; the role of expert systems ans artificial intelligence in the design of computer systems; and ethical and social issues in computing. 'Digital Domain' is supported by a Web site that provides lecture notes and Power Point presentations, labs and tutorials for specific applications, links to outside resources, and more.

Digital Video: An Introduction to MPEG-2


Author: Barry G. Haskell,Atul Puri,Arun N. Netravali

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306469820

Category: Computers

Page: 441

View: 5608

Digital Video offers comprehensive coverage of the MPEG-2 audio/visual digital compression standard. The treatment includes the specifics needed to implement an MPEG-2 Decoder, including the syntax and semantics of the coded bitstreams. Since the MPEG-2 Encoders are not specified by the standard, and are actually closely held secrets of many vendors, the book only outlines the fundamentals of encoder design and algorithm optimization.

Introduction to Engineering

A Starter's Guide with Hands-On Digital Multimedia and Robotics Explorations


Author: Lina Karam,Naji Mounsef

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598297635

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 166

View: 2651

This lecture provides a hands-on glimpse of the field of electrical and computer engineering. The broad range of hands-on applications utilize LabVIEW and the NI-SPEEDY-33 hardware to explore concepts such as basic computer input and output, basic robotic principals, and introductory signal processing and communication concepts such as signal generation, modulation, music, speech, and audio and image/video processing. These principals and technologies are introduced in a very practical way and are fundamental to many of the electronic and computerized devices we use today. Some examples include audio level meter and audio effects, music synthesizer, real-time autonomous robot, image and video analysis, and DTMF modulation found in touch-tone telephone systems. Table of Contents: Getting Familiar with LabVIEW and SPEEDY-33 / Applications using LEDs and Switches using the SPEEDY-33 / Noise Removal / Music Equalizer / Telephone / Digital Audio Effects: Echo and Reverb / Music Composer / Introduction to Robotics / AM Radio / Modem / Digital Image Processing Fundamentals / Applications using USB Camera / Appendix: VIs at a Glance

An Introduction to Programming with ActionScript 3.0


Author: Patricia Cornez,Trish Cornez,Richard Cornez

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449600085

Category: Computers

Page: 538

View: 6409

"An Introduction to Programming with ActionScript 3.0" provides an introduction to computer programming by employing an example-based methodology involving animation, sound, graphics, and interactivity. This text covers all key topics required for any introductory level programming course.

Digitale Kommunikation

Vernetzen, Multimedia, Sicherheit


Author: Christoph Meinel,Harald Sack

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540929223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

View: 4573

Internet und World Wide Web basieren auf dem Vermögen, Informationen und Medien jeder Art in digitalisierter Form über Nachrichtenkanäle zu transportieren und zu verbreiten. Die Autoren erläutern Grundlagen und geschichtliche Hintergründe der digitalen Kommunikation und geben einen Überblick über Methoden und Verfahren der Kodierung von Text-, Audio-, Grafik- und Videoinformation, die im Internet zur Anwendung kommen. Zahlreiche Abbildungen sowie Sachindex, Personenindex und Glossar zu jedem Kapitel erhöhen den praktischen Nutzen dieses Handbuchs.

An Introduction to Digital Video


Author: John Watkinson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240516370

Category: Computers

Page: 458

View: 2348

Covers the essential fundamentals of digital video: from video principles, to conversion, compression, coding, interfaces and output. Written for television professionals needing to apply digital video systems, equipment and techniques to multimedia and /or digital TV applications, as well as for computer system designers, engineers, programmers, or technicians needing to learn how to apply digital video to computer systems and applications. The text is based on the acclaimed industry `bible' The Art of Digital Video, but covers only the essential parts of this larger reference work. It starts right from the basics from what a digital signal is to the how digital video can be applied. John Watkinson is an international consultant in Audio, Video and Data Recording. He is a fellow of the AES, a member of the British Computer Society and Chartered Information Systems Practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars, conference papers and training courses worldwide. He is author of many other Focal press books including MPEG2, Art of Digital Video, Art of Digital Audio, Art of Sound Reporduction, Introduction to Digital Audio, Television Fundamentals and Audio for Television. He is also co-author of the Digital Interface Handbook and a contributor to The Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook. new edition has more on the computing aspects of videoincludes extra material on digital video broadcasting and video principlescovers more basic colorimetry and picture principles as well as progressive versus interface scanning

Digital Media

An Introduction


Author: Richard L. Lewis,James Luciana

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130873903

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 9540

This extensively illustrated and comprehensive book introduces both novice and professional photographers to the new and fascinating field of digital media. The history of computers from calculators to today's multimedia is followed carefully. The book shows the transition from analog imaging to digital imaging, with major improvements in clarity. The techniques used in today's multimedia exercises are fully described with focus on what can be created. The authors are proficient in bridging the gap between the new media and the world of arts and design. Basic concepts and associated techniques of image editing, digital illustration painting, 2D and 3D animation, digital layout, and web page design work. Hundreds of illustrations visually explain the more complex issues such as, reproducing photos and their histograms, and remapping values using the Levels control for correcting problems in image density and contrast. Information on vector illustration is available for Adobe, Illustrator, Macromedia, Freehand, and Corel Draw programs. For novice and professional photographers, artists, illustrators, 2D and 3D animators, and Website designers.




Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120334090

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 9567

This highly acclaimed, well established, book now in its fifth edition, is intended for an introductory course in digital computer design for B.Sc. students of computer science, B.Tech. students of computer science and engineering, and BCA/MCA students of computer applications. A knowledge of programming in C or Java would be useful to give the student a proper perspective to appreciate the development of the subject. The first part of the book presents the basic tools and developes procedures suitable for the design of digital circuits and small digital systems. It equips students with a firm understanding of logic principles before they study the intricacies of logic organization and architecture of computers in the second part. Besides discussing data representation, arithmetic operations, Boolean algebra and its application in designing combinatorial and sequential switching circuits, the book introduces the Algorithmic State Machines which are used to develop a hardware description language for the design of digital systems. The organization of a small hypothetical computer is described to illustrate how instruction sets are evolved. Real computers (namely, Pentium and MIPs machines) are described and compared with the hypothetical computer. After discussing the features of a CPU, I/O devices and I/O organization, cache and virtual memory, the book concludes with a new chapter on the use of parallelism to enhance the speed of computers. Besides, the fifth edition has new material in CMOS gates, MSI/ALU and Pentium5 architecture. The chapter on Cache and Virtual Memory has been rewritten.

Introduction to Multimedia Communications

Applications, Middleware, Networking


Author: Kamisetty Rao,Zoran Bojkovic,Dragorad Milovanovic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471656402

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

View: 7799

A comprehensive resource on multimedia communications. Covers recent trends and standardization activities in multimedia communications, such as layered structures, underlying theories and the current best design techniques. Describes the convergence of various technologies including communications, broadcasting, information technology, and home electronics, and emerging new communication services and applications resulting from the growth of the Internet and wireless technologies. Please go to for additional information.

An Introduction to Digital Video Data Compression in Java


Author: Fore June

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781456570873

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 8959

Not long after the birth of the Web, multimedia has become an inseparable part of it. As the growth of the Web accelerates, the demand of multimedia applications and the knowledge of this field explodes. Data compression is the soul of the engine that drives the rapid development of these applications. Audio and image data can be effectively transmitted across the Web or saved in a digital storage medium (DSM) only after they have been compressed. The success of the java-based Android mobile OS has revived people's interest in java. This book presents to you the art of compressing digital video using the java programming language. you the art of compressing digital video using the java programming language. It covers traditional video compression topics including information fundamentals, RGB-YCbCr conversion, integer arithmetic, DCT, IDCT, quantization, run-level encoding, reorder, Huffman encoding, motion estimation and motion compensation. It also discusses the usage of graphics techniques to compress videos.

Introduction to Media Production

The Path to Digital Media Production


Author: Robert B. Musburger,Gorham Anders Kindem

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240810821

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 509

View: 8462

Introduction to Media Production began years ago as an alternative text that would cover ALL aspects of media production, not just film or just tv or just radio. Kindem and Musburger needed a book that would show students how every form of media intersects with one another, and about how one needs to know the background history of how film affects video, and how video affects working in a studio, and ultimately, how one needs to know how to put it all together. Introduction to Media Production is the book that shows this intersection among the many forms of media, and how students can use this intersection to begin to develop their own high quality work. Introduction to Media Production is a primary source for students of media. Its readers learn about various forms of media, how to make the best use of them, why one would choose one form of media over another, and finally, about all of the techniques used to create a media project. The digital revolution has exploded all the former techniques used in digital media production, and this book covers the now restructured and formalized digital workflows that make all production processes by necessity, digital. This text will concentrate on offering students and newcomers to the field the means to become aware of the critical importance of understanding the end destination of their production as a part of pre-production, not the last portion of post production. Covering film, tv, video, audio, and graphics, the fourth edition of Introduction to Media Production is a comprehensive guide for both students of media and newcomers to the media industry. Key Features * Covers all aspects of digital media production--from conception of the idea to the final end product * Introduces students to all forms of media: film, tv, video, audio, and graphics (other books focus mostly on one aspect) * Reinforces the importance for media artists and practitioners to be aware of the ultimate distribution and exhibition of their media products from the outset of the project * Completely revised to show the new theories, practices, and examples involved in an entirely digital world * Updated Instructors' Manual with PowerPoint slides for lecture use, teaching notes, test questions, essay topics, and math problems

Reporting in a Multimedia World

An introduction to core journalism skills


Author: Barbara Alysen,Mandy Oakham,Roger Patching,Gail Sedorkin

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742694573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 5458

Every journalist must be able to conduct an interview and write snappy copy. No matter what field they are working in journalists also need to be able to wield a digital recorder, take photographs, talk to camera convincingly and create content for online delivery. Reporting in a Multimedia World offers a thorough overview of the core skills journalists need for the 21st century. The authors show how to generate story ideas, handle interviews, write for different audiences, and edit your own copy. They explain the basics of news photography and broadcast media, the requirements of different digital platforms and the challenges of user generated content. They also look at professional issues: the use of social media by journalists, legal and ethical issues, and career strategies. Thoroughly revised to reflect the rapid changes in media as a result of digital technologies, and written in a lively style with case studies and tips from experienced journalists, Reporting in a Multimedia World is an ideal introduction to an exciting and demanding profession. 'Theoretical and practical aspects of journalism are perfectly matched, making it an invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.' - Padma Iyer in AsiaPacific MediaEducator

An Introduction to Digital Imaging with Photoshop 7


Author: Philip Krejcarek

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766863231

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 4922

Turn your digital camera and desktop printer into a state-of-the-art design studio! An Introduction to Digital Imaging with Photoshop 7 is the perfect choice for students and hobbyists who want to experiment with all of the variables involved in successful digital imaging while learning how to use Adobe® Photoshop®. Unlike software manuals that can be complicated and intimidating, the clear and concise presentation of information in this book allows future digital artists to adopt an intuitive, "right-brain" approach to mastering the basics. Exercises and assignments make it easy to get started creating and manipulating digital images for application to print, multimedia, video, and the Internet. In-depth coverage of scanning and digitizing, plus detailed instruction in how to use Photoshop features and apply special effects, exposes readers to a host of exciting and very contemporary possibilities. An interactive CD-ROM is also included to enable users to search for examples that illustrate specific techniques and review the steps necessary to create these images. A "must" for anyone seeking an entrée to the world of photography in a contemporary age – with more techniques than ever before – this how-to manual and long-lasting reference provides a complete course in the fundamentals of creating photographic art using a camera and the computer.

Digital Design for Print and Web

An Introduction to Theory, Principles, and Techniques


Author: John DiMarco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470639199

Category: Design

Page: 352

View: 6162

The all-inclusive guide—from theory to practice—for print and Web design Any well-conceived print or Web design features the dynamic interplay between visual artistry and technical skill. It becomes important, therefore, for the designer to cultivate an aesthetic eye as well as develop a high degree of computer savvy. By combining basic theory with hands-on technique, Digital Design for Print and Web takes the unique approach of uniting two subjects traditionally approached separately into one complete volume. As a result, you will gain a clearer understanding of the entire creative process, from project management to working with graphics to designing for print and, ultimately, the Web. In this book, you'll find: Full-color text and illustrated, step-by-step instruction supported by more than 75 video tutorials Coverage of professional software including the Adobe Creative Suite A wide variety of inspirational images from well-known designers Online full-length project assignments from entry level to advanced An ideal resource for design students or practitioners, Digital Design for Print and Web will show you to how to create more effectively and guide you on the path toward digital design mastery.

Digital Broadcasting

An Introduction to New Media


Author: Jo Pierson,Joke Bauwens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147251727X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 5233

Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting' is not a contradiction in terms, but-on the contrary-both terms presuppose and need each other. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary and international field of research and theory, it looks at current developments in television and radio broadcasting on the level of regulation and policy, industries and economics, production and content, and audience and consumption practices.

Introduction to MPEG-7

Multimedia Content Description Interface


Author: B. S. Manjunath,Philippe Salembier,Thomas Sikora

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471486787

Category: Computers

Page: 371

View: 7750

DVD contains: demonstrations -- software.