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Multimedia Systems
ISNM Luebeck
Winter 2006


Organization: International School of New Media (ISNM)
Duration: 4 CP - 48 lecture hours
Location: Seminar Room (MediaDocks)

Qualification Objectives:
Gaining fundamental knowledge of media technology principles
Understanding the principles of digital media processing and transmission
Learning architectures and mechanisms of digital multimedia systems
Understanding principles of computer networks
The course consists of lectures, seminar talks and project work. Details will be given in slides.

Please note, that the examination will take between 20-40 minutes. You can express your preferred area to start with. We will discuss concepts, algorithms and principles. No numbers will be necessary, nor do you have to perform calculations during the exam. No materials are allowed. Pen and paper will be provided.

The following parts of the lectures will be covered in the oral examination:

Definitions (Slides 55-72)
What is Audio? (Slides 74-81)
Human Aural System (Slides 87-91)
Digitalization (Slides 92-105)
Digital Audio (Slides 106-111)
Digital Images (Slides 117-120)
What is Light? Human Visual System (Slides 122-139)
Color Spaces (Slides 152-185)
Networks - Introduction (Slides 188-204)
Networks - Layered Architecture (Slides 216-229)
Networks - Protocols (Slides 231-267)
Media Streaming (Slides 269-306)

The following parts of the lectures will NOT be covered in the oral examination. Of course you can speak about these topics during the examination, but no explicit questions will be asked.

History of Multimedia Technology (Slides 9-34)
Trends in Multimedia Technology (Slides 35-54)
The inner structure of the ear (Slides 82-86)
Details of A-law and u-law (Slides 112-115)
Human Visual System: Effects (Slides 140-151)
Networks - Internet Standardization Organizations (Slides 205-215)
Details of Protocol Headers (Slides 286, 292-294)
Streaming Workshop

Introduction to media technology - history and trends
Introduction to main media types - audio, images, video
Introduction to digital media formats and color theory
Introduction to digital multimedia applications
Introduction to communication networks and media streaming

All course material will be available as *.pdf files which can be viewed in a freely available Acrobat pdf-viewer from Adobe, the »Acrobat Reader«: Please look at   »Acrobat Reader«.

The *.zip files are compressed files. You have to install »WinZip« on your machine to open it. »WinZip« can also be downloaded at   http://www.winzip.com.

For those of you, who want to print several slides on one page to save paper and printer ink (good idea!) I would recommend to use any free printer tool like fineprint:
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