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SWE 423: Multimedia Systems. Chapter 1: Introduction. What constitutes Multimedia. Multimedia involves several major industries computing telecommunications publishing consumer audio-video electronics television/movie/broadcasting. Brief History of Multimedia Systems.

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Swe 423 multimedia systems

SWE 423: Multimedia Systems

Chapter 1: Introduction


What constitutes multimedia

What constitutes Multimedia

  • Multimedia involves several major industries

    • computing

    • telecommunications

    • publishing

    • consumer audio-video

    • electronics

    • television/movie/broadcasting


Brief history of multimedia systems

Brief History of Multimedia Systems


E lectronic n umerical i ntegrator a nd c alculator eniac

Electronic Numerical Integrator And Calculator (ENIAC)

  • Built at the University of Pennsylvania between 1943 and 1945 by two professors

    • On the premise of replacing all computers!

      • Women employed calculating the firing tables for the army's artillery guns

  • Filled a  6 by 12 meter room, weighed 30 tons!

  • A “Female Computer”: “I was astounded that it took all this equipment to multiply 5 by 1000”


Swe 423 multimedia systems

  • To perform

    on ENIAC you had to rearrange a large number of patch cords and then locate three particular knobs on that vast wall of knobs and set them to 3, 1, and 4

Circumference = 3.14 * diameter


Multimedia is still at its infancy

Multimedia is still at its infancy

  • Cannot avoid fuzziness in scope, multiplicity of definitions and non-stabilized terminology.


Mit media lab in boston

MIT Media Lab in Boston

  • One of the first and best known institutes that studied multimedia

    • Innovative applications

    • Personalized newspapers

    • Life-sized holograms

    • Telephones that chat with callers

    • ...


Great impact of multimedia

Great Impact of Multimedia

  • Integrating all media in the computer allows using the existing computer power to represent information interactively.

  • This can, also, be transmitted over computer networks.


Interdisciplinary aspects of multimedia

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Multimedia

  • Telecommunication industry

  • Consumer electronics industry

  • TV and radio broadcasting sector

  • “Publishing” industry


Multimedia highlights

Applications

Usage

Learning

Design

User Interface

Content

Analysis

Documents

Security

Semantics

Synchronization

Group

Comm.

Services

Databases

Programming

Media Server

Operating Systems

Comunication

Systems

Optical Storage

Quality of Service

Networks

Computer

Architecture

Compression

Basics

Graphics &

Images

Animation

Video

Audio

Multimedia Highlights


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