Course Title: Multimedia System

Course Code: CACS457

Year/Semester: IV/VIII

Class Load: 5 Hrs. I Week (Theory: 3Hrs. Practical: 2 Hrs.)

Course Description

Multimedia System offers detailed concept and structure of Multimedia system. It includes introduction, Sound & Audio System, Images and Graphics, Video and Animation, Data Compression, Abstractions for programming, Multimedia design and applications. It does not entirely focus on theoretical concept but also strongly focuses on practical skill-based learning.

Course objectives

The general objectives of this course are to provide theoretical as well as practical knowledge of Multimedia System, applications and tools to make students capable of implementing, managing and developing the issues of multimedia application in their personal as well professional life.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction 6 Hrs

  1. Multimedia and its applications
  2. Global structure of Multimedia
  3. Medium
  4. Multimedia system and properties
  5. Characteristics of a Multimedia system
  6. Challenges for Multimedia Systems
  7. Components of Multimedia System
  8. Multimedia building blocks
  9. Scope of Multimedia

Unit 2: Sound/ Audio System 5 Hrs

  1. Overview sound system
  2. Producing digital audio
  3. Music and speech
  4. Speech Generation
  5. Speech Analysis
  6. Speech Transmission
  7. Representation of audio files
  8. Computer Music -MIDI
  9. MIDI versus Digital Audio

Unit 3: Images and Graphics 5 Hrs

  1. Uses of images and Graphics
  2. Digital Image Representation
  3. Image and graphics Format
  4. Working with image and graphics
  5. Image Synthesis, analysis and Transmission

Unit 4: Video and Animation 6 Hrs

  1. Digital Video
  2. Video signal representation
  3. Computer Video Format
  4. Computer- Based animation
  5. Animation Language
  6. Timeline and frame-based animation
  7. Timeline and Tween-Based animation
  8. Methods of controlling Animation
  9. Display of Animation
  10. Transmission of Animation

Unit 5: Data Compression

  1. Need for Data Compression
  2. Compression Basics
  3. Storage Space
  4. Coding Requirements
  5. Lossless and Lossy Compression techniques
  6. Source, Entropy and Hybrid Coding
  7. Lossy Sequential OCT- based Mode
  8. Expanded Lossy OCT-based Mode
  9. JPEG and MPEG Compression

Unit 6: Abstractions for programming

  1. Abstractions Levels
  2. Libraries
  3. System Software
  4. Toolkits
  5. Higher Programming Languages
  6. Object -oriented approaches

Unit 7: Multimedia design

  1. Development phases and development teams
  2. Analysis phase
  3. Design Phase
  4. Development phase
  5. Implementation Phase
  6. Evaluation and testing phase
  7. Multimedia User Interface Design

Unit 8 : Multimedia Application

  1. Media preparation and composition
  2. Media integration and communication
  3. Media Entertainment
  4. Telemedicine
  5. E-learning
  6. Digital video editing and production systems
  7. Video conferencing
  8. Video-on-demand

Laboratory Works

Labs consist of at least 8 practical experiments and two assignments covering the topics of the syllabus.

Teaching Methods

The teaching faculties are expected to create environment where students can update and upgrade themselves with the current scenario of computing and information technology with the help of the topics listed in the syllabus. The general teaching pedagogy that can be followed by teaching faculties.


Text Books

  1. Ralf Steinmetz and Klara Nahrstedt , Multimedia: Computing, Communications and Applications, Pearson Education Asia
  2. John F. Koegel Buford, Multimedia Systems, Pearson Education Asia

Reference Books

  1. Fred Halsall , Multimedia Communications, Applications, Networks, Protocols and Standards, Pearson Education Asia
  2. Ralf Steinmetz and Klara Nahrstedt, Multimedia fundamentals, Pearson Education Asia

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