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Multimedia Production

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this section, YOU should be able to:

Describe the techniques of Multimedia Production


Explain how some multimedia production tools are used

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Topics we will cover

Multimedia Production
Authoring tools
Multimedia on the Web
Presentation Devices

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Multimedia Technology
Multimedia is a term used to describe many
different aspects of technology and
communication.
Multimedia is multiple media with integration and
co-ordination between the media.
Interactivity in multimedia applications is
measured in different levels.

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Multimedia Technology

Multi (Latin multus - numerous)

Media, medium (Latin medius, medium:


middle, center, intermediary; Latin mediat:
intermediary, means)

Multiple types of information captured, stored,


manipulated, transmitted, and presented.

Specifically: Images, Video, Audio (+Speech)


and Text

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Multimedia Technology
Multimedia is the use of a computer to present
and combine text, graphics, audio and video with
links and tools that let the user navigate,
interact, create and communicate.

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Multimedia Technology
Video

Implies moving photographic pictures such as


those appearing in movies and video.
Audio
including music , sound effects and the human
voice.
Text
All alphanumeric symbols and numbers & statistics
as well as blocks of text.
Graphics Images including drawing and artwork produced
conventionally scanning into digital form.
Animation Spans the range from film-based animation to
computer generated images.

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Sample video / movie

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Sample image / photo

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Sample Animation

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Graphics and Multimedia Software


What are some
popular graphics
and multimedia
software products?

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Graphics and Multimedia Software


What is computer-aided design (CAD)?
Software that allows you to create engineering,
architectural, and scientific designs

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Graphics and Multimedia Software


What is desktop publishing software?
Enables you to design and produce sophisticated
documents that contain text, graphics,
and brilliant colors

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Graphics and Multimedia Software


What is paint/image editing software?
Used to create and
modify graphical
images
Sometimes called
illustration
software

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Graphics and Multimedia Software


What is video and audio editing software?
Video editing software allows you to modify a
segment of a video, called a clip
Audio editing software allows you to modify
audio clips

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Graphics and Multimedia Software


What is multimedia authoring software?
Allows you to combine
text, graphics, audio,
video, and animation
into an interactive
presentation

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Graphics and Multimedia Software


What is Web page authoring software?
Allows users of all skill levels to create Web
pages
Some application software programs
include Web page authoring programs
video
audio

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graphical
images
animation

organize
manage
maintain

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Web pages
and/or
Web sites

Authoring Tools (Classification based on elements organized

Authoring tools can be classified into 3 broad categories in terms of


ways of multimedia elements organized:
1. Card or Page-based tools:
Working metaphor is based on a book or a page
The way the elements organized are similar to pages of a
book or a Card file
Example: HyperCard, ToolBook
2. Icon-based tools:
Use flow chart concept to create a map of how various
multimedia elements are connected together
Example: Authorware
3. Time-based tools
Multimedia elements are organized along a time line
Example: Director
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Authoring Tools (Classification based on ease of use

Authoring tools can be classified into 4 broad


categories in terms of ease of use:
1. High-level Tool. Example:
Director, Authorware, HyperCard, Apple Media Tool,
mTropolis, Digital Chisel, PowerPoint, Freelance Multimedia
ScrapBook, Hyperstudio
2. Mid-level scripting language.
HyperTalk, Lingo, ScriptX
3. Low level.
C++, C;
4. Lowest level.
Assembly language

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Processes in Multimedia Project


Developing the concept
Identifying the target audience
Audience requirement specification
Stating the purpose
Developing the content
Determining the presentation (design)
Developing the Storyboard
Multimedia Object Production
Authoring the title
Testing

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Packaging and Delivery


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Review Questions

Discuss the importance of Authoring Tools


during the development of a multimedia
Application.

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Question and Answer Session

Q&A
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What we will cover next


Topic and Structure of next session
Computer Careers

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