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
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
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.
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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- Spring '14