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An Introduction to Digital Multimedia, 2nd Edition

  • T.M. Savage
  • K.E. Vogel
  • ISBN-10: 144968839X
  • ISBN-13: 9781449688394
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

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.


  • 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

Table of Contents

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