9781449688394

An Introduction to Digital Multimedia

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  • ISBN13:

    9781449688394

  • ISBN10:

    144968839X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-05
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Summary

Digital multimedia is a powerful tool of creative expression available to nearly everyone. Updated with new content, figures, tables and photos, the Second Edition provides clear explanations of the basic concepts and tools 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 of 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, Second Edition is the ideal text for those interested in delving into the vast world of multimedia computing.

Table of Contents

Chapter1 The Multimedia Revolution
Chapter2 Digital Data
Chapter3 Computer Hardware
Chapter4 Computer Software
Chapter5 Text
Chapter6 Graphics
Chapter7 Sound
Chapter8 Video
Chapter9 Animation
Chapter10 Authoring
Chapter11 Multimedia Development
Chapter12 Professional Issues in Multimedia Development
AppendixAppendix A CD Data Format and Disc Standards
AppendixAppendix B The Scanning Process
AppendixAppendix C Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
AppendixAppendix D Digital Multimedia and Analog Video

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