Unit – I

Introduction: What is multimedia? Defining the scope of multimedia. Applications of multimedia, hardware and software requirements, multimedia database.

Unit- II

Digital representation: Introduction, Analog representation, waves, digital representation, need for digital representation, A to D conversion, D to A conversion, relation between sampling rate and bit depth, Quantization error, Fourier representation, pulse modulation.

Importance and drawback of digital representation.


Text and Image: Introduction, Types of text, Font, insertion, compression,File formats. Types of  images, colour models,  Basic steps for image processing, principle and working of scanner and digital camera, Gamma and gamma correction.


Audio and Video technology: Fundamental characteristics of sound, psycho-acoustics, Raster scanning principles, sensors for TV cameras, color fundamentals, additive and subtractive color mixing, Liquid crystal display (LCD), Plasma Display Panel (PDP), file formats

Unit –V

Compression and coding: What is compression? Need for compression, Types of compression- basic compression techniquesrun length, Huffman’s coding, JPEG, zip coding. Overview of Image and Video compression techniques.


Multimedia presentation and authoring: Overview, multimedia authoring metaphor, multimedia production, presentation and automatic authoring, Design paradigms and user interface, overview of tools like adobe premier, director, flash and dreamweaver. Barriers to wide spread use.


Mini Project: Develop a multimedia application 


Principles of Multimedia by Ranjan Parekh. TATAMCGRAW-HILL



Multimedia Systems Design by Prabhat K. Andleigh and Kiran Thakrar-PHI publication Multimedia systems by John F. Koegal Buford-Pearson Education.

Fundamentals of multimedia by Ze-Nian Li and MS Drew. PHI EEE edition.

Download Ebook – Multimedia Technology [PDF]