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Syllabus Outline

Topics in the module include the following:

Introduction: Multimedia applications and requirements (e.g., overview of multimedia systems, video-on-demand, interactive television, video conferencing, hypermedia courseware, groupware, World Wide Web, and digital libraries).
Audio/Video fundamentals including analog and digital representations, human perception, and audio/video equipment, applications.
Audio and video compression including perceptual transform coders for images/video (e.g., JPEG, MPEG, H.263, etc.), scalable coders (e.g., pyramid coders), and perceptual audio encoders. Application and performance comparison of various coding algorithms including hardware/software trade-offs. Image and video processing applications and algorithms.
Multimedia Programming Frameworks: Java for Quicktime, Java Media Framework

Dave Marshall