Fundamentals of Multimedia

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Author: Ze-Nian Li,Mark S. Drew,Jiangchuan Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331905290X

Category: Computers

Page: 727

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This textbook introduces the “Fundamentals of Multimedia”, addressing real issues commonly faced in the workplace. The essential concepts are explained in a practical way to enable students to apply their existing skills to address problems in multimedia. Fully revised and updated, this new edition now includes coverage of such topics as 3D TV, social networks, high-efficiency video compression and conferencing, wireless and mobile networks, and their attendant technologies. Features: presents an overview of the key concepts in multimedia, including color science; reviews lossless and lossy compression methods for image, video and audio data; examines the demands placed by multimedia communications on wired and wireless networks; discusses the impact of social media and cloud computing on information sharing and on multimedia content search and retrieval; includes study exercises at the end of each chapter; provides supplementary resources for both students and instructors at an associated website.

Convergent Journalism

The Fundamentals of Multimedia Reporting

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Author: Stephen Quinn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474526

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Convergence is happening around the world. It represents a new form of reporting and may well be the future for journalism. Full convergence involves a radical change in approach and mindset among journalists and their managers. It involves a shared assignment desk where the key people, the multimedia assignment editors, assess each news event on its merits and send the most appropriate people to the story. Convergence coverage should thus be driven by the significance of the news event. Depending on variables unique to each country and company, convergence is one of the most likely scenarios for media organizations around the world. This book explains the phenomenon of media convergence, defines what has been until recently a confusing topic, describes the main business models, provides case studies of successful convergent newsrooms around the world, and explains how to introduce convergence into the newsroom. Stephen Quinn provides a practical introduction to the changing landscape of news reporting, and has written a useful book for students and professionals alike.

Programmverifikation

Sequentielle, parallele und verteilte Programme

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Author: Krzysztof R. Apt,Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642579477

Category: Computers

Page: 258

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Principles of Multimedia

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Author: Ranjan Parekh,Ranjan

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070588332

Category: Multimedia systems

Page: 727

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Umweg nach Hause

Roman

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Author: Jonathan Evison

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462309005

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Ein rührender Roman, der zeigt, was es bedeutet, wirklich füreinander da zu sein Ben geht’s nicht gut – weder persönlich noch finanziell. Nach einem Crashkurs in »häuslicher Pflege« heuert er bei Trevor an, einem zynischen Jugendlichen, der im Rollstuhl sitzt. Gemeinsam fahren sie mit dem VW-Bus quer durch die USA, um Trevs Vater zu besuchen – eine Reise voller skurriler Abenteuer beginnt. Ben hat einen schrecklichen Schicksalsschlag hinter sich und besitzt keinen Penny mehr, als er die Pflege von Trev übernimmt, der unheilbar krank ist. Sein Vater Bob, ein hoffnungsloser Tollpatsch, sucht gleich nach der Diagnose das Weite, was ihm in der Familie natürlich keiner verzeiht. Doch Ben fühlt mit dem verstoßenen und reuigen Vater und überzeugt Trev, im Auto von Washington State nach Salt Lake City zu fahren, um ihn zu besuchen. Auf dem Weg nehmen sie die Anhalterin Dot mit und kommen an den verrücktesten Sehenswürdigkeiten vorbei. Sie gabeln eine reifenwechselnde Schwangere auf, werden von einem Auto verfolgt, in dem ganz jemand anderes sitzt als vermutet, und lernen schließlich, dass man sich irgendwann seinen Problemen stellen muss. Ein bewegender Roman voller skurriler Situationskomik, der glücklich macht. »Ein kraftvoller Roman, ergreifend und dennoch komisch« New York Times Book Review »Eine bittersüße Reise zurück ins Leben, rührend und lustig zugleich« Washington Post

Fundamentals of Relational Database Management Systems

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Author: S. Sumathi,S. Esakkirajan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540483977

Category: Computers

Page: 776

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of fundamentals of database management system. It contains a detailed description on Relational Database Management System Concepts. There are a variety of solved examples and review questions with solutions. This book is for those who require a better understanding of relational data modeling, its purpose, its nature, and the standards used in creating relational data model.

Multimedia Fundamentals, Volume 1

Media Coding and Content Processing

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Author: Ralf Steinmetz,Klara Nahrstedt

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132441772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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The state-of-the-art in multimedia content analysis, media foundations, and compression Covers digital audio, images, video, graphics, and animation Includes real-world project sets that help you build and test your expertise By two of the world's leading experts in advanced multimedia systems development The practical, example-rich guide to media coding and content processing for every multimedia developer. From DVDs to the Internet, media coding and content processing are central to the effective delivery of high-quality multimedia. In this book, two of the field's leading experts introduce today's state-of-the-art, presenting realistic examples and projects designed to help implementers create multimedia systems with unprecedented performance. Ralf Steinmetz and Klara Nahrstedt introduce the fundamental characteristics of digital audio, images, video, graphics, and animation; demonstrate powerful new approaches to content analysis and compression; and share expert insights into system and end-user issues every advanced multimedia professional must understand. Coverage includes: Generic characteristics of multimedia and data streams, and their impact on multimedia system design Essential audio concepts and representation techniques: sound perception, psychoacoustics, music, MIDI, Speech signals, and related I/O and transmission issues Graphics and image characteristics: image formats, analysis, synthesis, reconstruction, and output Video signals, television formats, digitization, and computer-based animation issues Fundamental compression methods: run-length, Huffman, and subband coding Multimedia compression standards: JPEG, H.232, and various MPEG techniques Optical storage technologies and techniques: CD-DA, CD-ROM, DVD, and beyond Content processing techniques: Image analysis, video processing, cut detection, and audio analysis First in an authoritative 3-volume set on tomorrow's robust multimedia desktop: real-time audio, video, and streaming media. Multimedia Fundamentals offers a single, authoritative source for the knowledge and techniques you need to succeed with any advanced multimedia development project. Look for Volume 2 focusing on networking and operating system-related issues, and Volume 3 focusing on service and application issues.

Multimedia Signals and Systems

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Author: Srdjan Stanković,Irena Orovic,Ervin Sejdić

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461442087

Category: Computers

Page: 349

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Multimedia signals include different data types (text, sound, graphics, picture, animations, video, etc.), which can be time-dependent (sound, video and animation) or spatially-dependent (images, text and graphics). Hence, the multimedia systems represent an interdisciplinary cross-section of the following areas: digital signal processing, computer architecture, computer networks and telecommunications. Multimedia Signals and Systems is an introductory text, designed for students or professionals and researchers in other fields, with a need to learn the basics of signals and systems. A considerable emphasis is placed on the analysis and processing of multimedia signals (audio, images, video). Additionally, the book connects these principles to other important elements of multimedia systems such as the analysis of optical media, computer networks, QoS, and digital watermarking.

Multimedia Image and Video Processing, Second Edition

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Author: Ling Guan,Yifeng He,Sun-Yuan Kung

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439830878

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 828

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As multimedia applications have become part of contemporary daily life, numerous paradigm-shifting technologies in multimedia processing have emerged over the last decade. Substantially updated with 21 new chapters, Multimedia Image and Video Processing, Second Edition explores the most recent advances in multimedia research and applications. This edition presents a comprehensive treatment of multimedia information mining, security, systems, coding, search, hardware, and communications as well as multimodal information fusion and interaction. Clearly divided into seven parts, the book begins with a section on standards, fundamental methods, design issues, and typical architectures. It then focuses on the coding of video and multimedia content before covering multimedia search, retrieval, and management. After examining multimedia security, the book describes multimedia communications and networking and explains the architecture design and implementation for multimedia image and video processing. It concludes with a section on multimedia systems and applications. Written by some of the most prominent experts in the field, this updated edition provides readers with the latest research in multimedia processing and equips them with advanced techniques for the design of multimedia systems.

An Introduction to Digital Multimedia

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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

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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.

Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking

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Author: Kevin Jeffay,Hong Jiang Zhang

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080515830

Category: Computers

Page: 700

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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking captures the broad areas of research and developments in this burgeoning field, distills the key findings, and makes them accessible to professionals, researchers, and students alike. For the first time, the most influential and innovative papers on these topics are presented in a cohesive form, giving shape to the diverse area of multimedia computing. The seminal moments are recorded by a dozen visionaries in the field and each contributing editor provides a context for their area of research by way of a thoughtful, focused chapter introduction. The volume editors, Kevin Jeffay and HongJiang Zhang, offer further incisive interpretations of past and present developments in this area, including those within media and content processing, operating systems, and networking support for multimedia. This book will provide you with a sound understanding of the theoretical and practical issues at work in the field's continuing evolution. * Offers an in-depth look at the technical challenges in multimedia and provides real and potential solutions that promise to expand the role of multimedia in business, entertainment, and education. * Examines in Part One issues at the heart of multimedia processes: the means by which multimedia data are coded, compressed, indexed, retrieved, and otherwise manipulated. * Examines in Part Two the accommodation of these processes by storage systems, operating systems, network protocols, and applications. * Written by leading researchers, the introductions give shape to a field that is continually defining itself and place the key research findings in context to those who need to understand the state-of-the art developments.

Multimedia Computing

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Author: Gerald Friedland,Ramesh Jain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521764513

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Humans are the best functioning example of multimedia communication and computing - that is, we understand information and experiences through the unified perspective offered by our five senses. This innovative textbook presents emerging techniques in multimedia computing from an experiential perspective in which each medium - audio, images, text, and so on - is a strong component of the complete, integrated exchange of information or experience. The authors' goal is to present current techniques in computing and communication that will lead to the development of a unified and holistic approach to computing using heterogeneous data sources. Gerald Friedland and Ramesh Jain introduce the fundamentals of multimedia computing, describing the properties of perceptually encoded information, presenting common algorithms and concepts for handling it, and outlining the typical requirements for emerging applications that use multifarious information sources. Designed for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, the book will also serve as an introduction for engineers and researchers interested in understanding the elements of multimedia and their role in building specific applications.

Encyclopedia of Multimedia

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Author: Borko Furht

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387747249

Category: Computers

Page: 1001

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This second edition provides easy access to important concepts, issues and technology trends in the field of multimedia technologies, systems, techniques, and applications. Over 1,100 heavily-illustrated pages — including 80 new entries — present concise overviews of all aspects of software, systems, web tools and hardware that enable video, audio and developing media to be shared and delivered electronically.

Fundamentals of Nursing Test Success

An Unfolding Case Study Review

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Author: Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193943

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Based on a philosophy of active learning, this innovative text uses unfolding case studies as a compelling vehicle for learning fundamental nursing content. Unlike traditional vignettes, these case studies evolve over time as real-life situations, better enabling students to develop the skills they need to problem solve, actively engage, and use critical thinking techniques in new situations. The unfolding case study method also assists in the development of skills that are important for nursing students about to embark on the NCLEX-RN. The text incorporates all types of NCLEX-style questions into the unfolding case studies to facilitate exam preparation. This method offers a unique study opportunity that integrates all fundamental concepts and skills application with practice and professional role responsibilities. The patient care content areas that are needed for NCLEX-RN success--safe and effective care, health promotion, physiological and psychological integrity--are interwoven into an engaging format. References at the end of each chapter provide guidance for additional study as needed. Electronic and web resources provide quick access to valuable web-delivered information that will be useful in a clinical setting. eBook versions of this text will take the reader directly to the web resource. Key Features: Integrates core nursing concepts and content into unfolding case studies Provides engaging test review preparation for course success and NCLEX-RN test success Offers students a refreshing new study option and relief from endless Q&A format offered by other content review books Develops critical thinking skills to help students "think like a nurse" Incorporates all types of NCLEX-style questions into unfolding case studies

Multimedia Systems

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Author: Ralf Steinmetz,Klara Nahrstedt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540408673

Category: Computers

Page: 466

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Multimedia Systems discusses the basic characteristics of multimedia operating systems, networking and communication, and multimedia middleware systems. The overall goal of the book is to provide a broad understanding of multimedia systems and applications in an integrated manner: a multimedia application and its user interface must be developed in an integrated fashion with underlying multimedia middleware, operating systems, networks, security, and multimedia devices. Fundamental characteristics of multimedia operating and distributed communication systems are presented, especially scheduling algorithms and other OS supporting approaches for multimedia applications with soft-real-time deadlines, multimedia file systems and servers with their decision algorithms for data placement, scheduling and buffer management, multimedia communication, transport, and streaming protocols, services with their error control, congestion control and other Quality of Service aware and adaptive algorithms, synchronization services with their skew control methods, and group communication with their group coordinating algorithms and other distributed services.

Handbook of Multimedia Information Retrieval

The Common Methods of Audio Retrieval, Biosignal Processing, Content-Based Image Retrieval, Face Recognition, Music Classification, Speech Recognition, Text Retrieval and Video Surveillance

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Author: Horst Eidenberger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848222833

Category:

Page: 660

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Multimedia information retrieval: That is the desire to make computers see, hear and understand like humans do. Is it possible to give perception to machines, to make them understand facial expressions, hummed melodies, stock charts and ECG curves? If yes, the computer would become an even more valuable companion in business and private life. Think of the possibilities in, for example, healthcare, home security, online customer support or market analysis. This book explains what is possible in multimedia information retrieval today and what is not. We introduce the basic concepts, explain why the first step is always summarization and the second classification, which is essentially applying human understanding of some context on the summary. We group and discuss the various methods that have been proposed for the summarization of audio, visual and other media information. In classification, we build on today's psychological understanding of human cognition. Successfully, we transfer concepts of human similarity perception on machine classification. We cluster machine learning methods by their approach, model and process. On top of that, we link back from the state of the art methods of multimedia information retrieval to human cognition: We propose artificial neural structures for the building blocks of media summarization and classification. The result is a balanced introduction into the field that starts from graduate IT knowledge and ends at the current frontiers of multimedia research.