Digital Multimedia / Edition 3

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Overview

A new edition of the bestselling book that covers the basic principles of digital multimedia

Digital multimedia combines text, graphics, video, animation, sound, and other components and presents endless options and potential for computer users. This new edition of a perennial bestseller serves as an ideal foundation to the basic principles of each media type and describes their digitization and the possibilities that exist when different media elements are combined. Offering completely revised and rewritten material, the book features an emphasis on Web/Flash and provides in-depth coverage of MPEG4 and DVD in accordance with current trends.

  • Offers a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to digital multimedia and examines the elements that comprise it, including text, graphics, video, animation, sound, and more
  • Walks you through the fundamentals and basic principles of digital multimedia
  • Looks at vector graphics, bitmapped images, hypermedia, interactivity, accessbility, and scripting
  • Explores the possibilities that exist when various media are combined

With this new edition by your side, you'll quickly discover how to make the most of every aspect of digital multimedia!

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Combines an account of technology with an inside understanding of multimedia content and its practical applications. Coverage begins with the nature of multimedia, including its cultural and social context, then proceeds to examination of hardware and software requirements. Later chapters are devoted to each media type, detailing how it is represented in digital form and what demands are placed on computer systems. Advanced chapters look at issues surrounding scripting and networked multimedia. Includes detailed suggestions for projects and commentary on design issues raised, plus exercises and color and b&w images. Information on the authors is not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470512166
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 732
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 4.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel P. Chapman and Jenny Chapman
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Table of Contents

Preface.

1 Introduction.

2 Fundamentals.

3 Vector Graphics.

4 Bitmapped Images.

5 Colour.

6 Video.

7 Animation.

8 Sound.

9 Text and Typography.

10 Hypermedia.

11 Design Principles.

12 Interactivity.

13 Accessibility.

14 Scripting.

15 XML and Multimedia.

16 Multimedia and Networks.

Appendix: Standards.

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