Chapter 1 Introduction to Multimedia by leader6

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									Introduction to Multimedia
1-1. What is Multimedia?

(1) integration of various media, which include:
 Text (文字), Image (影像), Sound (聲音), Video (視訊), and Animation (動畫).

(2) Common mass media: newspapers, movies, TV, internet, etc.


1-2. Multimedia Elements

Type              Related Info

(1) Text          * file formats: TXT, DOC, RTF
                  * The basic unit of an image is called pixel (像素). For example,
                  640*480 pixel.




                          176*148 Pixel                 Pixel
(2) Image
                  * dpi (解析度) used in printer and scanne r; for example, 300 pixel/inch



                  * File formats: BMP (Window), WMF, JPEG (JPG), GIF, UFO (Ulead
                  Photoimpact), PNG, TIFF, PSD (Photoshop), PDF (Adobe Acrobat).




                                 Gif                   JPG
                         * File formats: WAV, MP3, MIDI, WMA (Window), RA (RealAudio)

(3) Sound
                         * Wav example


                         * File formats: MPEG, AVI, DIVX, WMV (Window), MOV
                         (Quicktime), RM (RealAudio).
(4) Video



                         * File formats: GIF, (FLA, SWF for Flash), (FLI, FLC; Autodesk),
                         VRML (虛擬實境)
(5) Animation



      Related links:
       1. Quicktime playe r (mov) - http://www.apple.com/quicktime/win.html
       2. Divx - http://www.divx.com/index.php
       3. Fla, s wf. - http://www.macromedia.com/
       4. mp3 - Window Media Player, Winamp (http://www.winamp.com/)
       5. RA - http://www.real.com/international/




1-3. Basic Software and Hardware for Multimedia
Production.

(1) Software


Type                         The Names of the software
                             Ulead Photoimpact, Adobe Photoshop, JASC Paint Shop Pro, Corel Draw,
                             Macromedia (Freehand, Firework), etc.

影像處理軟體
                             * Corel Draw - http://www.corel.com/
Image editing software
                             * Photoshop - http://www.adobe.com/
                             * Ulead Photoimpact - http://www.ulead.com/


聲音處理軟體                       GoldWave, Sound Editor in Ulead MediaStudio, Soundforge, etc.
Sound editing software
                             * Goldwave - http://www.goldwave.com/


                             Video Editor in Ulead MediaStudio Pro, Adobe Premiere, Quicktime Pro,
                             etc.
視訊處理軟體
Video editing software
                             * Quicktime Pro - http://www.apple.com/


                             Macromedia Flash, Ulead Gif Animator,
                             3D: Ulead Cool 3D, 3D Studio MAX, SoftImage, Lightwave, Truespace,
                             etc.

動畫處理系統 Animation
                             * 3D Studeo MAX - http://usa.autodesk.com/
                             * Softimage - http://www.softimage.com/home/
                             * Lightwave - http://www.newtek.com/


                             Macromedia Director, Macromedia Authorware, Macromedia Flash,
                             Hypercard, Icon Author, etc.
多媒體編輯系統

                             * Macromedia - http://www.macromedia.com/



(2) Hardware 1: Peripheral




數位相機 Digital Camera




                                                                     * 輸入影像, 圖片, 或文件


掃描機 Scanner
麥克風 Microphone




錄音機 Sound Recorder



                                錄音筆




攝影機 Video Recorder




                                      網路攝影機




錄放影機 Video and DVD
recorder and player




                      DVD VCR




投影機 Projector
                            * 喇叭 Speaker
其他
                            * 螢幕 Monitor




(3) Hardware II: Internal components for Multimedia Computer:

                            * CD-R, 只能寫入一次
                            * CD-RW, 可重複寫入 1000 次
                            * DVD burner: DVD-R, DVD-RW.
光碟機 CD-ROM



燒錄機




顯示卡 Display Card




                            * 連接點有 1. Spk out (輸出到喇叭), 2. Mic in (從麥克風輸入), 3.
                            Line in (從其他裝置輸入), 4. Line out (輸出到其他裝置), 5. Midi in
                            (輸入 Midi 訊號).



音效卡




其他                          * 中央處理機 (Central Processing Unit; CPU)
                            * 記憶體 (RAM)
           * 影像擷取卡 (Video Capture)




3/1/2006

								
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