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Unformatted text preview: 21 JJ II J I Back Close Introduction to Multimedia What is Multimedia? 22 JJ II J I Back Close What is Multimedia? Multimedia can have a many definitions these include: Multimedia means that computer information can be represented through audio, video, and animation in addition to traditional media (i.e., text, graphics/drawings, images). 23 JJ II J I Back Close General Definition A good general working definition for this module is: Multimedia is the field concerned with the computer controlled integration of text, graphics, drawings, still and moving images (Video), animation, audio, and any other media where every type of information can be represented, stored, transmitted and processed digitally . 24 JJ II J I Back Close Multimedia Application Definition A Multimedia Application is an application which uses a collection of multiple media sources e.g. text, graphics, images, sound/audio, animation and/or video. 25 JJ II J I Back Close What is HyperText and HyperMedia? Hypertext is a text which contains links to other texts. The term was invented by Ted Nelson around 1965. 26 JJ II J I Back Close HyperText Navigation Traversal through pages of hypertext is therefore usually non-linear (as indicated below). This has implications in layout and organisation of material — and depends a lot on the application at hand. 27 JJ II J I Back Close Hypermedia HyperMedia is not constrained to be text-based. It can include other media, e.g., graphics, images, and especially the continuous media – sound and video. 28 JJ II J I Back Close Example Hypermedia Applications? 29 JJ II J I Back Close Example Hypermedia Applications? • The World Wide Web (WWW) is the best example of a hypermedia application. • Powerpoint • Adobe Acrobat • Many Others? 30 JJ II J I Back Close Multimedia Applications Examples of Multimedia Applications include: • World Wide Web • Multimedia Authoring, e.g. Adobe/Macromedia Director • Hypermedia courseware • Video-on-demand • Interactive TV • Computer Games • Virtual reality • Digital video editing and production systems • Multimedia Database systems 31 JJ II J I Back Close Multimedia Systems A Multimedia System is a system capable of processing multimedia data and applications....
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course CM 0340 taught by Professor Davidmarshall during the Fall '09 term at Cardiff University.

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