Lecture 2 <ul><li>Multimedia Hardware and Software </li></ul>
MM hardware <ul><li>We need to distinguish between hardware requirements for MM  production , and hardware requirements fo...
Producing MM <ul><li>MM production requires high quality, high speed equipment with massive storage  </li></ul><ul><li>Nee...
Producing MM <ul><li>Need to be able to capture video from camera to disc, at a constant rate </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be...
MM Delivery  <ul><li>Computer hardware to be used for running MM products requires particular specifications </li></ul>
Multimedia Hardware <ul><li>Apple computers have had multimedia capabilities since 1984 (played sound) </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Apple Mac  <ul><li>Variety of Models since 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>eg PowerPc, Quadra, Classic </li></ul><ul><li>Latest - i...
Apple iMac <ul><li>iMac is entirely suited for MM use </li></ul><ul><li>Has high-level spec for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro...
<ul><li>Full details can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.apple.com/imac </li></ul>
G5 Spec <ul><li>More advanced than iMac </li></ul><ul><li>better processor  1.8-2.5 GHz single/dual </li></ul><ul><li>more...
eMac <ul><li>eMac now also available </li></ul><ul><li>128-256MB SDRAM - 1 DIMM </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard/Mac OS X - U.S....
PC <ul><li>Multimedia PC (MPC) standard introduced to allow users to decide whether a particular PC was capable of running...
<ul><li>MPC 1 1989 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>386sx, 2mb ram,  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 mb hard disk,  </li><...
<ul><li>MPC 2 1993 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>486sx 25 mhz, 4mb ram (minimum),  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>160 mb ...
<ul><li>MPC 3 1995 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pentium 75 mhz, 8mb ram (minimum),  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>540 m...
PC Today <ul><li>Provides high-spec hardware and software capable of supporting MM applications </li></ul><ul><li>Vastly e...
<ul><li>Example specification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.6 GHz pentium 4 processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>512 – 4Gb memor...
Peripherals for multimedia <ul><li>Extra Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>external  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hard discs...
<ul><li>Input Devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trackballs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touchscreens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Output </li></ul><ul><ul><li>projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video  </li></ul></ul>
Software for multimedia <ul><li>Multimedia application development software  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg Macromedia Authorwar...
Software <ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie, Cinema 3D </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sound </l...
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  1. 1. Lecture 2 <ul><li>Multimedia Hardware and Software </li></ul>
  2. 2. MM hardware <ul><li>We need to distinguish between hardware requirements for MM production , and hardware requirements for MM delivery </li></ul>
  3. 3. Producing MM <ul><li>MM production requires high quality, high speed equipment with massive storage </li></ul><ul><li>Need to store, and process, vast amounts of MM data such as images, sounds, and video </li></ul>
  4. 4. Producing MM <ul><li>Need to be able to capture video from camera to disc, at a constant rate </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be able to record sounds using high quality microphones in a sound studio </li></ul>
  5. 5. MM Delivery <ul><li>Computer hardware to be used for running MM products requires particular specifications </li></ul>
  6. 6. Multimedia Hardware <ul><li>Apple computers have had multimedia capabilities since 1984 (played sound) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apple Macintosh series </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multimedia PCs available since late 1980s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>386 series </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Apple Mac <ul><li>Variety of Models since 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>eg PowerPc, Quadra, Classic </li></ul><ul><li>Latest - iMac, G4 and G5, eMac </li></ul>
  8. 8. Apple iMac <ul><li>iMac is entirely suited for MM use </li></ul><ul><li>Has high-level spec for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Processor and memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optical storage (cd/dvd / rewrite options) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Full details can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.apple.com/imac </li></ul>
  10. 10. G5 Spec <ul><li>More advanced than iMac </li></ul><ul><li>better processor 1.8-2.5 GHz single/dual </li></ul><ul><li>more memory 256Mb - 8Gb </li></ul><ul><li>more hard disk space 80-500 Gb </li></ul><ul><li>see notes pages: </li></ul><ul><li>www.apple.com/powermac / </li></ul>
  11. 11. eMac <ul><li>eMac now also available </li></ul><ul><li>128-256MB SDRAM - 1 DIMM </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard/Mac OS X - U.S. English </li></ul><ul><li> 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 </li></ul><ul><li> 40-80GB Ultra ATA drive </li></ul><ul><li>DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive </li></ul><ul><li>Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 included </li></ul><ul><li>www.apple.com/emac / </li></ul>
  12. 12. PC <ul><li>Multimedia PC (MPC) standard introduced to allow users to decide whether a particular PC was capable of running MM applications </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>MPC 1 1989 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>386sx, 2mb ram, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 mb hard disk, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CD ROM Drive, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VGA video (16 colours), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an 8 bit audio board, speakers and/or headphones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Windows software with Multimedia Extensions package - not powerful. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>MPC 2 1993 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>486sx 25 mhz, 4mb ram (minimum), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>160 mb hard disk, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CD ROM (double speed), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VGA video (64k colours) display resolution (640x480), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a 16 bit audio audio board (digital sound, midi playback), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>101 keyboard and mouse, midi, joystick, serial, parallel, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 3.0, plus multi media extensions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>MPC 3 1995 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pentium 75 mhz, 8mb ram (minimum), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>540 mb, CD ROM (quadra speed), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VGA video (64k colours) ( video enable graphics), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>16 bit audio board (digital sound, wavetable, midi playback), speakers must be measured at 3 watts per channel, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>video playback, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>101 keyboard and mouse, joystick, serial, parallel, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>windows 3.11 and DOS 6.0 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. PC Today <ul><li>Provides high-spec hardware and software capable of supporting MM applications </li></ul><ul><li>Vastly exceeds MPC 3 requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Distinction of ‘Multimedia PC’ no longer needed </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Example specification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.6 GHz pentium 4 processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>512 – 4Gb memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>160 Gb hard drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cd/dvd rewrite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~£1000 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Peripherals for multimedia <ul><li>Extra Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>external </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hard discs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cd readers/writers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>zip drives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>dvd players/writers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Input Devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trackballs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touchscreens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics Tablets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OCRD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrared Remotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice Recognition Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Cameras (still and video) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Output </li></ul><ul><ul><li>projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Software for multimedia <ul><li>Multimedia application development software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg Macromedia Authorware, Macromedia Director, Assymetrix Toolbook, Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graphics Creation and editing software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg Adobe Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, Adobe Illustrator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abobe Pagemaker, Adobe Framemaker, MS Word </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Software <ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie, Cinema 3D </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provided with sound card, eg Soundblaster for PC and Macintosh sound software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Go Live, Macromedia Flash and Macromedia Fireworks, shockwave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.shockwave.com </li></ul></ul>

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