Multimedia content

Higher education teachers: Bovcon Narvika
Credits: 12
Semester: summer, winter
Subject code: 64197

Subject description


  • Enrollment in the study year.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Introduction and motivation for the use of multimedia content. The advantages of multimedia content in digital form. Specific requirements from hardware and software to work with digital multimedia content. Lossy / lossless encoding of content used in various multimedia contents. Overview of current standards for recording and transmitting digital multimedia content with examples from the MPEG family. Text as a multimedia content: creation, use, tools for working with text as a multimedia content. Graphics and images: creating, capturing and their use, the comparison of vector and bitmap graphics. Record formats. Sound: creating, capturing, processing and its use. Record formats and distribution. Video: capturing and digitizing video, video editing, tools for working with video content. Formats of digital video recording and distribution. Basic concepts of working with animations with basics of interactivity. Combining various multimedia content in the final multimedia product with added elements of interactivity. The importance, methods and approaches of effective storage and searching of stored content using low-and high-level metadata. Basics of semantics for the record of metadata. Multimedia product development process from the development plan through the product design to the production of the product. Documentation required for the development of a multimedia product. Protecting access to the content. Knowledge of different access rights to the content.

Objectives and competences:

Learning about a comprehensive range of multimedia content, which includes text, graphics, images, video, sound and animation. The goal of the course is to understand the concepts needed to master the use of standard software tools for creating, editing, integration and distribution of digital multimedia content.

Intended learning outcomes:

Understanding types and structure of digital media content and file formats of multimedia content with examples from the MPEG family of standards. Knowledge of the basic concepts and fields of creation, editing and use of various multimedia contents. Knowledge of tools for creating and editing multimedia contents. Knowledge of the concepts and processes of integration of multimedia content in the final product. Knowing the basics of distribution of digital multimedia content with the knowledge of the content protection and rights of the content use. Basic knowledge of semantics. Methods for efficient storage and content retrieval using metadata.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures in which the student is acquainted with the theoretical basis and practical solutions, and lab work, where the student solves the given problems.

Study materials

  • T.M. Savage, K.E. Vogel, An Introduction to Digital Multimedia, 2008, Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • A.M.Spalter, The computer in the visual arts, 1999, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 1st cycle - Multimedia
  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Multimedia