This carefully edited book provides a technical introduction to key issues in multimedia, including detailed discussion of new technologies, principles, current research, and future directions. The book covers important interdisciplinary aspects of digital multimedia systems, among them sound and video recording, television engineering, digital signal processing, systems architectures, user interface, and algorithms. Multimedia Systems furnishes a unified treatment of recent developments in the field, bringing together in one volume multimedia elements common to a range of computing areas such as operating systems, database management systems, network communications, and user interface technology.Features
- Comprehensive overview of fundamental principles and key issues in multimedia computing.
- Integrated presentation of multimedia technologies and their applications to a variety of settings.
- Author and contributors are leading researchers in multimedia computing.
- Large number of illustrations.
OVERVIEW.1. Uses of Multimedia Information, John Buford.
MEDIA AND TIME.4. Digital Audio Representation and Processing, John Strawn.
MULTIMEDIA INFORMATION SYSTEMS.8. Operating System Support for Continuous Media, Hideyuki Tokuda.
MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.13. Multimedia Services over the Public Network: Requirements, Architectures, and Protocols, Prodip Sen.
FUTURE DIRECTIONS.17. High Definition Television and Desktop Computing, Charles Poynton.