Introduction To Multimedia
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • Hypertext is a text which contains links to other texts. (non_linear)
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    • 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.
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    • The World Wide Web (WWW) is the best example of hypermedia applications.
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    • Multimedia systems must be computer controlled .
    • The information they handle must be represented digitally .
    • The interface to the final presentation of media is usually interactive .
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    • Supporting multimedia applications over a computer network renders the application distributed or applications executed in mobile devices .
    • Data has to represented digitally so many initial source of data needs to be digitise -- translated from analog source to digital representation.
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    • The data is large several Mb easily for audio and video -- therefore storage, transfer (bandwidth) and processing overheads are high.
    • Data compression techniques very common
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    • World Wide Web
    • Video conferencing
    • Video-on-demand
    • Interactive TV
    • Home shopping
    • Games
    • Virtual reality
    • Digital video editing and production systems
    • Multimedia Database systems
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    • Digital Radio
    • VoIP
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    • Big Ben in Madrid
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    • Crazy autos
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    • With or without you
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    • Star Trek Transporter Effect
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    • To create a multimedia application may be necessary:
      • Image retouching
      • Sound edition
      • Create and edit digital video
      • Create animations
    • Also the main trends are multimedia web applications
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    • We need to know compression mechanism to multimedia items
    • We need to know web programming language to insert multimedia items and create our first simple multimedia application.