Multimedia content

Higher education teachers: Zajc Matej
Credits: 6
Semester: summer, winter
Subject code: 64197

Subject description


  • Enrollment in the study year.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Introduction and motivation for the use of multimedia content. The advantages of multimedia content in digital form. Specific requirements from hardware and software to work with digital multimedia content. Lossy / lossless encoding of content used in various multimedia contents. Overview of current standards for recording and transmitting digital multimedia content with examples from the MPEG family. Text as a multimedia content: creation, use, tools for working with text as a multimedia content. Graphics and images: creating, capturing and their use, the comparison of vector and bitmap graphics. Record formats. Sound: creating, capturing, processing and its use. Record formats and distribution. Video: capturing and digitizing video, video editing, tools for working with video content. Formats of digital video recording and distribution. Basic concepts of working with animations with basics of interactivity. Combining various multimedia content in the final multimedia product with added elements of interactivity. The importance, methods and approaches of effective storage and searching of stored content using low-and high-level metadata. Basics of semantics for the record of metadata. Multimedia product development process from the development plan through the product design to the production of the product. Documentation required for the development of a multimedia product. Protecting access to the content. Knowledge of different access rights to the content.

Objectives and competences:

The objective of the course Multimedia content is to introduce students into comprehensive field of multimedia content, which includes text, graphics, images, video, sound and animation. The goal of the course is to understand the concepts needed to master the use of standard software tools for creating, editing, integration and distribution of digital multimedia content.

Intended learning outcomes:

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to: Understand theoretical foundations of digital multimedia. Apply basic concepts in various creative fields, editing and use of multimedia content. Use of modern tools for editing and producing multimedia content. Design multimedia content with the end user in mind. Integrate individual multimedia elements into the final product. Know basics of digital multimedia content distribution and content protection and rights of the content use.

Learning and teaching methods:

The lectures provide theoretical background on selected topics together with simple practical demonstrations. A complete study material is available online. Practical work is being performed in the laboratory environment. Individual projects are based on selected topics and presented by students.

Study materials

  1. N. Chapman, J. Chapman. Digital multimedia. Wiley Publishing, 3. izdaja 2009.
  2. Benyon. Designing interactive systems.Pearson, 2nd, 2010.
  3. Costello. Multimedia foundations, Elsevier, 2012.
  4. Spletni viri podani na posameznih predavanjih.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 1st cycle - Multimedia