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  • Course Code :
    ITC 442
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Computer Science

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Area of Study :

Apply sampling and quantizing techniques to still images, video, sound and sensor data; Use digital sound, image and video processing to alter digital media Design and develop digital media applications which incorporate a range of different digital media components; Identify and explain the applications of digital media; and Work in a team of digital media developers

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Introduction to multimedia systems, Media Types, Digital Audio, Digital video, Lossy and lossless data compression, Predictive coding techniques, Transform coding techniques, Scalar and vector quantization, Entropy encoding, Huffman coding, Arithmetic coding, Adaptive techniques, Dictionary based coding (LZ11- LZ78- LZW), JPEG compression, Motion estimation and compensation in video, MPEG compression, Wavelet coding, multimedia databases, Network considerations for multimedia transmission. Screen Resolution And Screen Technology, Video Accelerator Design System, Vaster Graphics (3d- Transformation), Analog to Digital Conversation, Video Compression, Mixing and Displaying at 30 FPS with Full Color Capacity, Physics Of Sound, Sound Cards, Sound Cards Limitations.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Describe the basic concepts of the fundamental elements in multimedia
2- Describe the formats of different multimedia data
3- Describe different multimedia standards and technologies
4- apply lossless and lossy compression techniques on multimedia data

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Design and process image, video and audio data using software tools
2- Analysis of electronic effects in media
3- Develop multimedia projects

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Training on how to use the multimedia in the media
2- Practiced media production through multimedia

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Building a mentality to prepare programs through multimedia
2- Use Designing skills to solve problems effectively

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to Multimedia 4 2 2
Midterm Exam II 3 1 2
Cameras and Projectors 4 2 2
Content Based Media Retrieval 4 2 2
Multimedia and Human Computer Interfaces 4 2 2
Multimedia Networking 4 2 2
Revision 4 2 2
Final Exam 4 2 2
Basics of Digital Audio, image, video 4 2 2
Audio 4 2 2
JPEG-Codec 4 2 2
Midterm Exam I 3 1 2
Video Compression and Standards 4 2 2
Lossless Compression – I 4 2 2
Lossless Compression in Multimedia Data Representation & Lossless Compression algorithms 4 2 2
Editing and authoring tools 4 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Open Discussion
E. Learning
Self Studies
Web-Site searches
Practical training

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Book Author Publisher
Fundamentals of Multimedia Li/Drew Prentice Hall
Multimedia: Making it Work Tay Vaughan McGraw-Hill

Course notes :

PowerPoint presentations, and pdf files

Recommended books :

Tay Vaughan, Multimedia: Making It Work

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