SN493 | Multimedia Technologies
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Course overview

The aim of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of multimedia systems and how they are being developed and applied. The course will explain the technologies underlying digital images, videos and audio contents, including various compression techniques and standards, and the issues to deliver multimedia content over the Internet.

What you will learn
  • CLO-1 Demonstrate knowledge on the concepts of multimedia systems. (C2 - Understanding).

  • CLO-2 Apply theories and principles to multimedia design. (C3 - Applying).

  • CLO-3 Design and create interactive multimedia based applications. (C6 - Creating).

  • CLO-4 Work together to set and meet team goals, share information. (C6 - Creating).

Fundamentals of Digital Data
Sampling and Quantization, Nyquist Sampling Theorem Under-Sampling, Posterization, Compression, Render
Vector Graphics
2D Graphics, Anti-aliasing, Bezier Curves Bezier Path, Transformations, Filters, 3D Graphics
Bitmap Graphics
Resolution, Scaling, Interpolation, Image Compression Quantization, File Formats, Image Manipulation Tools
Color Theory
SPD, Tristimulus Theory, Color Depth, Indexed Color Palettes, Dithering, Posterization, Complementary Colors Color Wheel
Video
Video Standards, Interlaced Video, Compression Motion Compensation, Postproduction, Streaming
Animation
Image Sequence, Digital Animation, Animated GIF Interpolation, Easing, Flash Animation
Sound
Nature of Sound, Store Audio Sound Editing, MIDI
Multimedia Applications
Multimedia Development Cycle, Multimedia Authoring, HyperText, HyperMedia, WWW, SMIL
Course program
Demonstrate knowledge on the concepts of multimedia systems | Apply theories and principles to multimedia design | Use various multimedia tools | Design and create interactive multimedia based applications | Work together to set and meet team goals, share information
Lessons Name Description Duration Week Slides
1 Introduction to Multimedia Systems Digital Multimedia 2 hours 1 MSS1901
2 Fundamentals Digital Data 4 hours 2,3 MSS1902
3 Vector Graphics 2D and 3D Graphics, Transformations 4 hours 4,5 MSS1903
4 Bitmap Graphics Resolution, Compression, Formats, Image Manipulations 4 hours 6,7 MSS1904
5 Color Color and Science 4 hours 8,9 MSS1905
6 Video Video Standards, Compression, Post Production 4 hours 10,11 MSS1906
7 Animation Image Sequence, Interpolation 4 hours 12,13 MSS1907
8 Sound Nature of Sound, Store Audio, Sound Editing, MIDI 4 hours 14,15 MSS1908
Lessons Name Description Duration Week Slides
1 Introduction to Multimedia Systems Digital Multimedia 2 hours 1 MSS1801
2 Fundamentals Digital Data 4 hours 2,3 MSS1802
3 Vector Graphics 2D and 3D Graphics, Transformations 4 hours 4,5 MSS1803
4 Bitmap Graphics Resolution, Compression, Formats, Image Manipulations 4 hours 6,7 MSS1804
5 Color Color and Science 4 hours 8,9 MSS1805
6 Video Video Standards, Compression, Post Production 4 hours 10,11 MSS1806
7 Animation Image Sequence, Interpolation 4 hours 12,13 MSS1807
8 Sound Nature of Sound, Store Audio, Sound Editing, MIDI 4 hours 14,15 MSS1808
Lessons Name Description Duration Week Slides
1 Enabling Technologies Media Types, Digital Technology, Sampling and Quantization 2 hours 1 MTF1501
2 Images and Graphics Digital Images, Depth and Resolution, Bitmap File Formats 4 hours 2,3 MTF1502
3 Bitmap Image Formats GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG 2 hours 4 MTF1503
4 World Wide Web Markup Languages, Server Side Applications 2 hours 5 MTF1504
5 Web Design Visual Design Principals, Colors for Web, WireFrame 4 hours 6,7 MTF1505
6 Vector Graphics Vector Primitives, Bezier Curves, Transformations, File Formats 4 hours 8,9 MTF1506
7 Colors in Images and Video Color Space and Depth, Color Models 4 hours 10,11 MTF1507
8 Video Progressive and Interlaced Scanning, Aspect Ratio 4 hours 12,13 MTF1508
9 Animation Cel Animation, Sprite Animation, Key Frame Animation, Motion Tweening 4 hours 14,15 MTF1509