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Fundamentals of Multimedia

  • Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of multimedia for students with no background in the area

  • Enhanced second edition with a greater emphasis on networks, including social networks, wireless and mobile networks and coverage of multimedia databases and retrieval

  • Updated with the latest multimedia standards, such as the new video compression and conferencing standards H.264 and H.265

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

  • Request lecturer material: sn.pub/lecturer-material

Part of the book series: Texts in Computer Science (TCS)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction and Multimedia Data Representations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-2
    2. Introduction to Multimedia

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 3-24
    3. A Taste of Multimedia

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 25-56
    4. Graphics and Image Data Representations

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 57-80
    5. Color in Image and Video

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 81-114
    6. Fundamental Concepts in Video

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 115-138
    7. Basics of Digital Audio

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 139-181
  3. Multimedia Data Compression

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-184
    2. Lossless Compression Algorithms

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 185-224
    3. Lossy Compression Algorithms

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 225-280
    4. Image Compression Standards

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 281-315
    5. Basic Video Compression Techniques

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 317-339
    6. MPEG Video Coding: MPEG-1, 2, 4, and 7

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 341-394
    7. New Video Coding Standards: H.264 and H.265

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 395-434
    8. Basic Audio Compression Techniques

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 435-455
    9. MPEG Audio Compression

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 457-482
  4. Multimedia Communications and Networking

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 483-484
    2. Network Services and Protocols for Multimedia Communications

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 485-529
    3. Internet Multimedia Content Distribution

      • Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu
      Pages 531-572

About this book

Multimedia is a ubiquitous part of the technological environment in which we work and think, touching upon almost all aspects of computer science and engineering.

This comprehensive textbook introduces the Fundamentals of Multimedia in an accessible manner, addressing real issues commonly faced in the workplace. Suitable for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the essential concepts are explained in a practical way to enable students to apply their existing skills to address problems in multimedia. Fully revised and updated, this new edition now includes coverage of such topics as 3D TV, social networks, high-efficiency video compression and conferencing, wireless and mobile networks, and their attendant technologies.

Topics and features:

  • Presents a brief history and overview of the key concepts in multimedia, including important data representations and color science
  • Reviews lossless and lossy compression methods for image, video and audio data
  • Examines the demands placed by multimedia communications on wired and wireless networks
  • Discusses the impact of social media and cloud computing on information sharing, and on multimedia content search and retrieval
  • Includes study exercises at the end of each chapter
  • Provides supplementary resources for both students and instructors at an associated website

This classroom-tested textbook is ideal for higher-level undergraduate and graduate courses on multimedia systems. Practitioners in industry interested in current multimedia technologies will also find the book to be a useful reference.

Dr. Ze-Nian Li and Dr. Mark S. Drew are Professors in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Dr. Jiangchuan Liu is an Associate Professor at the same institution.

Keywords

  • Data Communications
  • Data Compression
  • Data Representations
  • Multimedia Networks
  • Multimedia Standards

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

    Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu

About the authors

Dr.Li ,Ze-Nian Li and Dr. Drew,Mark S.  are Professors, in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada. Dr. Liu,Jiangchuan  is an Associate Professor at the same affiliation.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-05290-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)