An Introduction to Digital Multimedia

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Sep 29, 2009 - Computers - 335 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Multimedia Revolution
1
Chapter 2 Digital Data
19
Chapter 3 Computer Hardware
39
Chapter 4 Computer Software
79
Chapter 5 Text
101
Chapter 6 Graphics
121
Chapter 7 Sound
151
Chapter 8 Video
171
Chapter 11 Multimedia Development
229
Chapter 12 Professional Issues in Multimedia Development
245
CD Data Format and Disc Standards
271
The Scanning Process
275
Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
279
Digital Multimedia Timeline
287
Glossary
291
Index
325

Chapter 9 Animation
197
Chapter 10 Authoring
215

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