An Introduction to Digital Multimedia

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

An Introduction to Digital Media

Author: Tony Feldman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134734964
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Digital Multimedia

Author: Nigel Chapman
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118950925
Format: PDF, Docs
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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!

Digital Media

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

Digital Sound Processing for Music and Multimedia

Author: Ross Kirk
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136116370
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides an introduction to the nature, synthesis and transformation of sound which forms the basis of digital sound processing for music and multimedia. Background information in computer techniques is included so that you can write computer algorithms to realise new processes central to your own musical and sound processing ideas. Finally, material is inlcuded to explain the way in which people contribute to the development of new kinds of performance and composition systems. Key features of the book include: · Contents structured into free-standing parts for easy navigation · `Flow lines' to suggest alternative paths through the book, depending on the primary interest of the reader. · Practical examples are contained on a supporting website. Digital Sound Processing can be used by anyone, whether from an audio engineering, musical or music technology perspective. Digital sound processing in its various spheres - music technology, studio systems and multimedia - are witnessing the dawning of a new age. The opportunities for involvement in the expansion and development of sound transformation, musical performance and composition are unprecedented. The supporting website (www.york.ac.uk/inst/mustech/dspmm.htm) contains working examples of computer techniques, music synthesis and sound processing.

Multimedia Security Technologies for Digital Rights Management

Author: Wenjun Zeng
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080463896
Format: PDF
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Security is a major concern in an increasingly multimedia-defined universe where the Internet serves as an indispensable resource for information and entertainment. Digital Rights Management (DRM) is the technology by which network systems protect and provide access to critical and time-sensitive copyrighted material and/or personal information. This book equips savvy technology professionals and their aspiring collegiate protégés with the latest technologies, strategies and methodologies needed to successfully thwart off those who thrive on security holes and weaknesses. Filled with sample application scenarios and algorithms, this book provides an in-depth examination of present and future field technologies including encryption, authentication, copy control, tagging, tracing, conditional access and media identification. The authors present a diversified blend of theory and practice and focus on the constantly changing developments in multimedia applications thus providing an admirably comprehensive book. * Discusses state-of-the-art multimedia authentication and fingerprinting techniques * Presents several practical methodologies from industry, including broadcast encryption, digital media forensics and 3D mesh watermarking * Focuses on the need for security in multimedia applications found on computer networks, cell phones and emerging mobile computing devices

Digital Media Tools

Author: Dr. Nigel Chapman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470012277
Format: PDF, ePub
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Digital Media Tools is a clearly focussed introduction to the major software tools used for creating digital graphics, multimedia and Web pages. There are substantial chapters on each of the industry-leading applications such as Photoshop or Flash, plus an introductory chapter on the common interface elements. Readers will acquire a basic fluency with these important tools, learn what they do best and what their limitations are. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout, and files are provided on the supporting web site for students to work through all the major examples themselves. The approach is highly practical and founded in the authors’ extensive experience with these tools, but also supported by a thorough understanding and explanation of the technical and theoretical issues underpinning their use. Digital Media Tools is designed to be the perfect practical companion text to the authors’ latest course Web Design: A Complete Introduction. This edition brings this very successful book up to date and provides information on the latest versions of Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator and Dreamweaver, along with new coverage of Bridge. This 3rd edition introduces a wide range of new teaching and learning features both in the book itself and on the new supporting Web site www.digitalmediatools.org

Multimedia Programming with Pure Data

Author: Bryan WC Chung
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782164650
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A quick and comprehensive tutorial book for media designers to jump-start interactive multimedia production with computer graphics, digital audio, digital video, and interactivity, using the Pure Data graphical programming environment.An introductory book on multimedia programming for media artists/designers who like to work on interactivity in their projects, digital art/design students who like to learn the first multimedia programming technique, and audio-visual performers who like to customize their performance sets