An Introduction to Digital Multimedia

Author: T. M. Savage
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449660975
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Digitale Kommunikation

Author: Christoph Meinel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540929223
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Media

Author: Tony Feldman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134734972
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Introduction to Engineering

Author: Lina Karam
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1598297635
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Digital Video An Introduction to MPEG 2

Author: Barry G. Haskell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306469820
Format: PDF
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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.

Exploring the Digital Domain

Author: Ken Abernethy
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'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 Multimedia

Author: Nigel Chapman
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118950925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A new edition of the bestselling book that covers the basic principles of digital multimedia Digital multimedia combines text, graphics, video, animation, sound, and other components and presents endless options and potential for computer users. This new edition of a perennial bestseller serves as an ideal foundation to the basic principles of each media type and describes their digitization and the possibilities that exist when different media elements are combined. Offering completely revised and rewritten material, the book features an emphasis on Web/Flash and provides in-depth coverage of MPEG4 and DVD in accordance with current trends. Offers a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to digital multimedia and examines the elements that comprise it, including text, graphics, video, animation, sound, and more Walks you through the fundamentals and basic principles of digital multimedia Looks at vector graphics, bitmapped images, hypermedia, interactivity, accessbility, and scripting Explores the possibilities that exist when various media are combined With this new edition by your side, you?ll quickly discover how to make the most of every aspect of digital multimedia!

Create to Learn

Author: Renee Hobbs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118968344
Format: PDF, ePub
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Want to learn something well? Make media to advance knowledge and gain new ideas. You don't have to be a communication professional to create to learn. Today, with free and low-cost digital tools, everyone can compose videos, blogs and websites, remixes, podcasts, screencasts, infographics, animation, remixes and more. By creating to learn, people internalize ideas and express information creatively in ways that may inspire others. This book helps learners create multimedia texts as they develop both critical thinking and communication skills. It introduces a wide range of conceptual principles at the heart of multimedia composition and digital pedagogy. Its approach is useful for anyone who sees the educational value of creating multimedia projects in an increasingly digital and connected world. Students will become skilled multimedia communicators by learning how to gather information, generate ideas, and develop media projects using contemporary digital tools and platforms. [Publisher]

Digital Media

Author: Richard L. Lewis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130873903
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.