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Digital Multimedia, 3rd Edition

Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

Published by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 732 pages.

ISBN13: 978-0470512-16-6, ISBN10: 0-470512-16-4

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Digital Multimedia is the best-selling course text for undergraduate and Masters’ courses in multimedia at colleges all around the world. This 3rd edition, published in spring 2009, has been completely revised, updated and re-illustrated.

First published 2009-02-27

This book is available in print from all good booksellers, or direct from the publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

PDF versions of all the chapters of this book are available as downloads to purchase on this site. The full Table of Contents for the book is available on the support site.

The 1st edition of Digital Multimedia was published in 2000, and the 2nd edition in 2004. This completely revised, re-designed and re-illustrated 3rd edition was published in 2009. Digital Multimedia is the best-selling course text for undergraduate and Masters’ courses in multimedia all around the world.

Digital Multimedia, 3rd Edition combines a broad and deep account of technology with a practical understanding of multimedia content and its application. 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. They can also 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, Digital Multimedia, 3rd Edition continues with chapters devoted to each media type, describing 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 book has a dedicated support site which provides a full set of lecture slides, teaching notes, sample answers to all the test questions, a large interactive glossary, working examples from the book, projects, references, a sampler of pages from the book, notes on healthy working with a computer and FAQs.