Basic Software Tools for multi-media

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Basic Software Tools for multi-media

  1. 1. Overview of MM Software Tools Categories of software tools :Categories of software tools : o Music sequencing and notationMusic sequencing and notation o Digital audioDigital audio o Graphics and image editingGraphics and image editing o Video editingVideo editing o AnimationAnimation o Multimedia authoringMultimedia authoring 1
  2. 2. Overview of MM Software Tools Music Sequencing and NotationMusic Sequencing and Notation o CakewalkCakewalk  previous name - Pro Audioprevious name - Pro Audio  produced by Twelve Tone Systemproduced by Twelve Tone System  store sequences of notes in the MIDIstore sequences of notes in the MIDI  possible to insert WAV files & Windows MCIpossible to insert WAV files & Windows MCI commandcommand o CubaseCubase  sequencing/editing programsequencing/editing program  includes digital audio editing toolsincludes digital audio editing tools 2
  3. 3. o Macromedia SoundeditMacromedia Soundedit  creating audio for multimedia project and webcreating audio for multimedia project and web  integrates well with other Macromedia productsintegrates well with other Macromedia products (Flash and Director)(Flash and Director) 3 Overview of MM Software Tools
  4. 4. Overview of MM Software Tools  Digital AudioDigital Audio o Cool EditCool Edit  powerful, popular digital audio toolkitpowerful, popular digital audio toolkit  emulate professional audio studioemulate professional audio studio  include multitrack productionsinclude multitrack productions  sound file editing, along with digital signal processsound file editing, along with digital signal process o Sound ForgeSound Forge  sophisticated PC-based program for editing WAVsophisticated PC-based program for editing WAV  permits adding complex special effectspermits adding complex special effects 4
  5. 5. Overview of MM Software Tools Graphics and Image EditingGraphics and Image Editing o Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator  powerful publishing tool for creating and editingpowerful publishing tool for creating and editing vector graphicsvector graphics o Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop  standard in tool for graphic, image processing &standard in tool for graphic, image processing & image manipulationimage manipulation o Macromedia FireworksMacromedia Fireworks  making graphics specifically for the webmaking graphics specifically for the web  includes bitmap editor, vector graphic editor &includes bitmap editor, vector graphic editor & JavaScript generatorJavaScript generator 5
  6. 6. Overview of MM Software Tools o Macromedia FreehandMacromedia Freehand  text & web graphics editing tools, support manytext & web graphics editing tools, support many bitmap formatbitmap format  support vector-based formatsupport vector-based format  can read Photoshop formatcan read Photoshop format 6
  7. 7. Overview of MM Software Tools  Video EditingVideo Editing oAdobe PremiereAdobe Premiere  simple, intuitive video editing tool for nonlinearsimple, intuitive video editing tool for nonlinear o Adobe After EffectsAdobe After Effects  powerful video editing tool that enables users topowerful video editing tool that enables users to add and change existing movies with effectsadd and change existing movies with effects o Final Cut ProFinal Cut Pro  video editing tool offered by Apple for Macvideo editing tool offered by Apple for Mac  Allows the capture of audio and video fromAllows the capture of audio and video from numerous sourcesnumerous sources 7
  8. 8. Overview of MM Software Tools  AnimationAnimation o Multimedia APIsMultimedia APIs  Java3DJava3D  DirectXDirectX  OpenGLOpenGL o Rendering ToolsRendering Tools  3D Studio Max3D Studio Max  MayaMaya  RenderManRenderMan 8
  9. 9. Overview of MM Software Tools  Multimedia AuthoringMultimedia Authoring o Macromedia FlashMacromedia Flash  create interactive movies using score metaphorcreate interactive movies using score metaphor  timeline arranged in parallel event sequencestimeline arranged in parallel event sequences (musical score)(musical score)  element in movies called –element in movies called – symbolssymbols  stagestage  used to show movies or games on the webused to show movies or games on the web 9
  10. 10. Overview of MM Software Tools o Macromedia DirectorMacromedia Director  use movie metaphor to create interactiveuse movie metaphor to create interactive presentationpresentation  includes built-in scripting language – Lingoincludes built-in scripting language – Lingo  cast – bitmapped, scripts, music, soundscast – bitmapped, scripts, music, sounds  can read bitmap file formatcan read bitmap file format  good deal of interactivitygood deal of interactivity  web authoring features availableweb authoring features available 10
  11. 11. Overview of MM Software Tools o AuthorwareAuthorware  easy learning curve for CS studenteasy learning curve for CS student  iconic/flow-controliconic/flow-control metaphormetaphor  hyperlink to link text, digital movies, graphic &hyperlink to link text, digital movies, graphic &  soundsound  Shockwave – Director movies, Flash animationShockwave – Director movies, Flash animation  & audio& audio 11
  12. 12. • platform for producing and delivering multimedia projects  Apple Macintosh (OS)  Microsoft Windows (OS) • commonly used today for development & delivering of MM • created on specialized workstations (Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystem) • delivery vehicle for MM – on computer, television (set-top box) eg. Sega, Nintendo or Sony
  13. 13. • peripherals – monitor, disk drives, scanner, network gear, VGA card, and etc • basic principles for creating & editing multimedia for both OS are same • platform-independent : annoying failures on both platform • failures in cross-platform compatibility consume great amount of time

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