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Digital Multimedia, 3rd Edition
Digital Multimedia by Nigel and Jenny Chapman is the standard introductory course text for digital media and multimedia courses at colleges all around the world.
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Digital Multimedia, 3rd ed., by Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., February 2009. 736 pages.
ISBN-10: 0-470-51216-4 (PB), ISBN-13: 978-0-470-51216-6 (PB)
Digital Multimedia is the core text for undergraduate and masters courses in the exciting discipline of multimedia, combining a broad and deep account of technology with an inside understanding of multimedia content and its practical application. The 3rd edition of this bestselling textbook was completely revised and re-illustrated, and differs significantly from the 2nd edition (published in 2004 and now obsolete).
The digital representation of images, video, animation, sound and text has become integrated in every part of our lives and their combination into multimedia is routine. Digital multimedia is often interactive. People can interact with multimedia using playback controls, or more innovatively using direct manipulation, and they can interact through multimedia – user interfaces that incorporate multimedia elements permit new ways of working with data and computation.
Beginning with an overview of the nature of multimedia and digital representations, the book continues with chapters devoted to each media type, detailing how they are represented in digital form and how they are created and manipulated on computers. Later chapters describe how media may be combined and how scripting may be used to add interactivity. Whole chapters are devoted to visual design and accessibility, and to how multimedia may be delivered over the Internet.
This 3rd edition of the book has been completely re-designed, with improved layout and new teaching and learning features, including a full set of keypoints for each chapter and new exercises. An extensive glossary of important terms is provided. Lecture slides of the keypoints and sample answers to test questions are available on this site.
A sampler of material from the book, the Preface and the full Table of Contents are available on this site under "Preview" (at the left of the top navbar).
Extra resources and materials for practical work are available at the support site for Digital Media Tools.
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