Q21 - Q2. What is multimedia? List the common multimedia...

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Q2. What is multimedia? List the common multimedia devices. Explain the Application areas of multimedia system. Ans: Mass-market appeal has made multimedia as important a breakthrough as the commercial availability of the affordable desktop computer. Combining still and moving images, sound, audio, text and interactivity, multimedia has initially culminated in a re-evaluation of the ways in which we communicate information. Unlike linear, non-interactive media such as broadcast television, it provides users with a choice of numerous meaningful paths. Multimedia, therefore, is a combination of text, graphics, sound, animation, and video delivered to user by computer or other electronic means. Multimedia through its dazzling pictures and animations, engaging sounds, compelling video clips and raw textual information can electrify the thoughts and actions of the users. The user can also be given the control of multimedia process. That is the user can be allowed to control what and when the elements are delivered. This process of multimedia is called interactive multimedia. When the user is provided a structure of linked elements to navigate, interactive multimedia becomes hypermedia. Although the definition of multimedia is a simple one, making it work can be complicated. The main focus area in any multimedia program is the content of the program or presentation that the user pays for, or the audience comes to see. MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY Technically, Multimedia represents the convergence between computers, digital video, digital audio and sound synthesis. Distribution media for such material include Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) and Compact Disk-Interactive (CD-I) discs. A standalone multimedia system ( Figure below ) will almost include the following components: Computer Appropriate display (television or monitor)
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Means of user interaction such as remote control device, mouse, keyboard CD drive- CD-ROM or CD-I Sound Synthesizer Speakers or pair of headphones Figure: Standard Multimedia System CREATING MULTIMEDIA Because of the different types of media and the flexibility in navigation, creating effective multimedia is difficult. Figure below shows an overview of the multimedia development process.
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Figure: Multimedia Development Process Defining the Audience As multimedia presentation or program can offer so much in the way of content, it is necessary to understand precisely who the audience is. In other words it is necessary to understand what the user expect to gain from the program, how much time he is going to spend on the content of the program, what kind of interaction he wants with the program etc. That is before starting with the
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