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  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd edition (20 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470512164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470512166
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Designed as the foundation text in multimedia, this comprehensive resource covers basic principles of each media type text, graphics, audio, animation and video describing their digitization and progressing onto issues that arise when media are combined. This edition includes completely revised and re-written pedagogy which takes account of substantial instructor feedback, as well as market research and development on other Chapman titles. There is also a web/Flash emphasis and proper coverage of MPEG4 and DVD in line with current technology trends.

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Digital photography and video, MP3 players, smart phones and theWorld Wide Web have become essential in today's world. The digitalrepresentation of images, video, animation, sound and text hasbecome integrated in every part of our lives and their combinationinto multimedia is routine.

Digital multimedia is often interactive. People can interactwith multimedia using playback controls, or more innovatively usingdirect manipulation, and they can interact through multimedia- user interfaces that incorporate multimedia elements permitnew ways of working with data and computation.

Digital Multimedia is the best selling core text forundergraduate and masters courses in the exciting discipline ofmultimedia, combining a broad and deep account of technology withan inside understanding of multimedia content and its practicalapplication. Beginning with an overview of the nature of multimediaand digital representations, it continues with chapters devoted toeach media type, detailing how they are represented in digital formand how they are created and manipulated on computers. Laterchapters describe how media may be combined and how scripting maybe used to add interactivity. Whole chapters are devoted to visualdesign and accessibility, and to how multimedia may be deliveredover the Internet. Each chapter includes key point summaries andexercises. An extensive glossary of important terms isprovided.

This third edition has been extensively revised and updated toreflect changes in technology, the increasing importance ofinteractivity and the emerging role of multimedia as an interfaceto applications and services.

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