Fundamentals of Multimedia

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004 - Computers - 560 pages

This book offers introductory-to-advanced material on all major aspects of multimedia, including pointers to current links for information and demos at the most advanced level, to form a complete reference. Topics covered include introduction to multimedia, graphics/image data representations, color models in images and video, basics of digital audio, lossy compression, image compression standards, basic video compression techniques, basic audio compression techniques, multimedia networks, and more. For professionals involved in Computer-Aided Engineering, Computer Systems Organization, Computer-Communication Networks, Computing Methodologies, Coding and Information Theory, or anyone interested in a good reference on current multimedia technologies.

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An review of this textbook appeared in IEEE Multimedia:
"Using this text and the companion materials, such a full-fledged
course would help students use this knowledge to carry out interesting
or even practical projects in multimedia... this book would also be a
good reference for those in industry interested in current multimedia
technologies. Its comprehensive coverage, along with an extensive list
of major references, provides a good starting point for further
exploration. Even for practitioners skilled in many subfields of
multimedia, this book can be helpful for convenient references to
topics they're less familiar with and for expanding their technical prowess.
... a well-written book by authors with a good grasp of the
subject (they're experienced teachers and, at the same time, are
practicing in many of the subfields of multimedia). ... I recommend the
book as an introduction to an emerging important topic for
undergraduate and graduate students, and as a handy reference for
researchers and engineers, especially those new to the field."
Chang Wen Chen, Florida Institute of Technology and
Jiebo Luo, Eastman Kodak Company,
"Demystifying multimedia"
IEEE Multimedia
Volume: 11, Issue: 2, Date: Apr-Jun 2004
Pages: 78-79
 

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Horribly written. A disgrace.

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Ze-Nian Li and Mark S. Drew are in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Drs. Li and Drew have each published more than 80 referred papers in journals and conference proceedings in multimedia and allied fields.

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