Handbook of Multimedia Computing

Borko Furht

September 29, 1998 by CRC Press
Reference - 992 Pages
ISBN 9780849318252 - CAT# 1825
Series: Internet and Communications

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  • Includes contributions from leading experts in the $50 billion multimedia industry
  • Contains photographs and tables illustrating the concepts
  • Examines all industry segments developing new multimedia projects
  • Analyzes topics such as digital libraries, Java language and development, multimedia databases and servers, wireless communications, and the World Wide Web
  • Summary

    Multimedia computing has emerged as a major area of research. Coupled with high-speed networks, multimedia computer systems have opened a spectrum of new applications by combining a variety of information sources, such as voice, graphics, animation, images, audio, and video.

    Handbook on Multimedia Computing provides a comprehensive resource on advanced topics in this field, considered here as the integration of four industries: computer, communication, broadcasting/entertainment, and consumer electronics. This indispensable reference compiles contributions from 80 academic and industry leaders, examining all the major subsets of multimedia activity.

    Four parts divide the text:

  • Basic Concepts and Standards introduces basic multimedia terminology, taxonomy, and concepts, including multimedia objects, user interfaces, and standards
  • Multimedia Retrieval and Processing Techniques addresses various aspects of audio, image, and video retrieval; indexing; and processing techniques and systems
  • Multimedia Systems and Techniques covers critical multimedia issues, such as multimedia synchronization, operating systems for multimedia, multimedia databases, storage organizations, and processor architectures
  • Multimedia Communications and Networking discusses networking issues, such as quality of service, resource management, and video transport

    An indispensable reference, Handbook on Multimedia Computing covers every aspect of multimedia applications and technology. It gives you the tools you need to understand and work in this fast-paced, continuously changing field.