This module is offered in 2016-17.
The aims of this module are:
- To introduce issues that arise when designing, building and using distributed multimedia systems.
On successful completion of this module, the student should:
- Be familiar with multimedia data types and the conversion between analogue and digital forms.
- Have gained experience in the use of multimedia systems and the ability to manipulate multimedia data programmatically.
- Have gained an understanding of the issues that arise when multimedia communication is attempted across the Internet.
- Understand the issues that arise when designing and building multimedia systems.
- Fundamentals of multimedia.
- For each of the major types (audio, image and video): elementary perception, signal processing, capture, encoding and compression (including modern multimedia formats).
- Evaluation of multimedia systems and encodings.
- Networked multimedia systems: transmission, compression and current examples.
This module has the following compulsory elements in addition to those common to all modules (mark of 4 in each assessment component):
- An individual presentation to the class on a topic to be chosen by the student.