17 some of the desirable features of a multimedia

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Unformatted text preview: system that has the capability to integrate two or more types of media (text, graphics, animation, audio, and video) for the purpose of generation, storage, representation, manipulation and access of multimedia information. 3. In general, the data size for multimedia information is much larger than plain text information. Because of this, multimedia computer systems require: • Faster CPU (for more quickly processing large amount of data), • Larger storage devices (for storing large data files), • Larger main memory (for running programs with large data size), • Good graphics terminals (for displaying graphics, animation and video), and • I/O devices required to play any audio associated with a multimedia application program. 4. Keyboards, OCRs, computer screens, and. printers are some of the commonly used hardware devices for processing text media. 5. Text editing, text searching, hypertext, and text importing/exporting are some of the highly desirable features of a multimedia computer system for better presentation and use of text information. 6. Computer graphics deals with the generation, representation, manipulation and display of pictures (line drawings and images) with the aid of a computer. 7. Locating devices (such as a mouse, a joystick, or a stylus), digitizers, scanners, digital cameras, computer screens with graphics display capability, laser printers, and plotters are some of the commonly used hardware devices for processing graphics media. 8. Some of the highly desirable features of a multimedia computer system for better presentation and use of graphics information are painting or drawing software, screen capture software, clip art, graphics, importing, and software support for high resolution. 9. Computer animation deals with the generation, sequencing, and display (at a specified rate) of a set of images (called frames) to create an effect of visual change or motion, similar to a movie film (video). Animation is commonly used in those instances where videography is not possible or animation...
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