Multimedia Systems

Multimedia Systems

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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. 0201532581B04062001
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 231.1 x 388.6 x 30.5mm | 567g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0201532581
  • 9780201532586

Table of contents




1. Uses of Multimedia Information, John Buford.
2. The Convergence of Computers, Communications, and Entertainment Products, Jeff Porter.
3. Architectures and Issues for Distributed Multimedia Systems, John Buford.

4. Digital Audio Representation and Processing, John Strawn.
5. Video Technology, Arch Luther.
6. Digital Video and Image Compression, Arch Luther.
7. Time-Based Media Representation and Delivery, Thomas D. Little.

8. Operating System Support for Continuous Media, Hideyuki Tokuda.
9. Middleware System Services Architecture.
10. Multimedia Devices, Presentation Services, and the User Interface, John Buford.
11. Multimedia File Systems and Information Models, John Buford.
12. Multimedia Presentation and Authoring, David Backer.

13. Multimedia Services over the Public Network: Requirements, Architectures, and Protocols, Prodip Sen.
14. Multimedia Interchange, John Buford.
15. Multimedia Conferencing, John Buford.
16. Multimedia Groupware: Computer and Video Fusion Approach to Open Shared Workspace, Hiroshi Ishii and Naomi Miyake.

17. High Definition Television and Desktop Computing, Charles Poynton.
18. Knowledge-Based Multimedia Systems, Jeannette Neal and Stuart Shapiro.
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