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IT31 Multimedia

Systems
Prepared by: Ocirne Jun-Jun S. Liwanag

What is Multimedia?
Multimedia

is media and
content that uses a combination
of different content forms.
Multimedia includes a
combination of text, audio, still
images, animation, video, and
interactivity content forms.

Multimedia

Application is an
Application which uses a
collection of multiple media
sources e.g. text, graphics,
images, sound/audio, animation
and/or video.

What is HyperText and


HyperMedia?
Hypertext

is a text which
contains links to other texts. (e.g.
PDF Documents, Word
Documents)

HyperMedia is not constrained


to be text-based. It can include
other media, e.g., graphics,
images, and especially the
continuous media - sound and

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS
A

Multimedia System is a
system capable of processing
multimedia data and
applications.

Characteristics of a
Multimedia System
Multimedia

systems must be
computer controlled.
Multimedia systems are
integrated.
The information they handle
must be represented digitally.
The interface to the final
presentation of media is usually
interactive.

Components of a Multimedia
System
Capture

devices

Video Camera, Video Recorder, Audio


Microphone, Keyboards, mice, graphics
tablets, 3D input devices, tactile sensors,
VR devices. Digitizing/Sampling Hardware
Storage

Devices

Hard disks, CD-ROMs, Zip drives, DVD, etc


Communication

Networks

Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, ATM, Intranets,


Internets.

Components of a Multimedia
System (2)
Computer

Systems

Multimedia Desktop machines,


Workstations, MPEG/VIDEO/DSP
Hardware
Display

Devices

CD-quality speakers, HDTV,SVGA, HiRes monitors, Color printers etc.

Examples of Multimedia
Applications include:
World

Wide Web
Hypermedia courseware
Video conferencing
Video-on-demand
Interactive TV
Groupware
Home shopping
Games
Virtual reality
Digital video editing and production systems
Multimedia Database systems

CATEGORIZATION OF
MULTIMEDIA
Linear

active content progresses


without any navigation control for
the viewer such as a cinema
presentation.

Non-linear content offers user


interactivity to control progress
as used with a computer game or
used in self-paced computer
based training.

ELEMENTS OF MULTIMEDIA
Text

- Displays word on the screen


is the base layer of almost all
programs. Text is still the quickest
programs will always use it.
Pictures - Multimedia computers can
display photograph quality pictures
on the monitor.
Movies - With a multimedia
program, your computer can turn
into a TV set.

ELEMENTS OF MULTIMEDIA
Animation

- Sometimes
animation can express a point
better than movies.
Sound - A biting dinosaur isnt
much impressive unless you can
hear the bone crunches well.