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An Introduction to Digital Multimedia, Second Edition

Author(s): T.M. Savage, PhD, University of New Hampshire at Manchester
K.E. Vogel, University of New Hampshire at Manchester
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449688394
  • Paperback    336 pages      © 2014
Price: $146.95 US List
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A Textbook on the Cutting Edge of the Digital Revolution

Digital multimedia has created a revolution in communications, commerce, and entertainment. A powerful and accessible tool of creative expression, digital multimedia requires a broad platform of practical skills in the use of specific software and hardware, including operating systems, media editing programs, authoring applications, and software utilities. An Introduction to Digital Multimedia, Second Edition is a comprehensive and approachable text that is both an invaluable resource and an excellent introduction to computing, computer hardware, software, and digital data.

The second edition has been revised to reflect the continuing evolution of multimedia technologies with updated discussions of hardware and software including developments in mobile platforms and user interfaces. Full-color plates assist students in understanding key concepts presented throughout the text. Discussions of the multimedia development process and the issues faced by media professionals prepare students for careers in this rapidly-expanding and creative field.

This comprehensive and highly accessible text is ideal for introductory courses in two- and four-year institutions, and is also an excellent reference for more advanced students.

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Features & Benefits

  • Includes reading objectives, summaries of key concepts, and key terms for each chapter
  • Provides review and discussion questions designed to assess student comprehension of chapter contents
  • Contains a comprehensive glossary providing concise explanations of main concepts
  • Includes graphics and screen captures that provide visual reinforcement for key concepts
  • Features a timeline that summarizes significant events in the evolution of multimedia
  • Contains full-color illustrations of key concepts
  • Includes an overview of the positions and responsibilities of multimedia development teams and a discussion of professional issues in multimedia development
  • Provides discussion of the historical origins of multimedia, the nature of digital data, and fundamentals of computer hardware and software
  • Offers a full suite of instructor support materials, including the answers to the end-of-chapter review questions, PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, and Test Bank

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for introductory courses in computing or for courses addressing specific multimedia topics. Courses can be found in a variety of departments; CS, IT, Multimedia, Graphic Arts, Humanities, and Communiations.

Chapter  1  The Multimedia Revolution
Chapter  2  Digital Data
Chapter  3  Computer Hardware
Chapter  4  Computer Software
Chapter  5  Text
Chapter  6  Graphics
Chapter  7  Sound
Chapter  8  Video
Chapter  9  Animation
Chapter  10  Authoring
Chapter  11  Multimedia Development
Chapter  12  Professional Issues in Multimedia Development
Appendix A  CD Data Format and Disc Standards
Appendix B  The Scanning Process
Appendix C  Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
Appendix D  Digital Multimedia and Analog Video

T.M. Savage, PhD-University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Dr. Savage, along with Professor Vogel, have developed conference workshops and presentations for topics on multimedia tools and applications as well as creating applications for several courses at UNHM. They developed and teach an introductory multimedia course as part of the University's CIS curriculum. From the early days of the Macintosh computer and HyperCard, they recognized the potential of multimedia for developing new forms of communication and instruction. As the technology and software tools have matured and become mainstream, they continue to explore the uses of multimedia for business, education, and person communication. Their text, An Introduction to Digital Multimedia, emerges from over 12 years of work with digital media and reflects their fascination with the potential of digital media as a revolutionary communication medium.

K.E. Vogel-University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Professor Vogel, along with Dr. Savage, have developed conference workshops and presentations for topics on multimedia tools and applications as well as creating applications for several courses at UNHM. They developed and teach an introductory multimedia course as part of the University's CIS curriculum. From the early days of the Macintosh computer and HyperCard, they recognized the potential of multimedia for developing new forms of communication and instruction. As the technology and software tools have matured and become mainstream, they continue to explore the uses of multimeda for business, education, and person communication. Their text, An Introduction to Digital Multimedia, emerges from over 12 years of work with digital media and reflects their fascination with the potential of digital media as a revolutionary communication medium.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449688394

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