Multimedia Content Production
Cod: 22152
Department: DCET
ECTS: 7.5
Scientific area: Enterprise Information Systems
Total working hours: 210
Total contact time: 40

This learning unit (LU) intends to give students knowledge in the area of multimedia content production. We’ll describe the different types of multimedia information with which we can work (text, audio, image, video), as well as the ways in which they can be used, and the constraints involved. We’ll discuss algorithms and techniques used to process those contents, and teach how to create high-impact multimedia presentations.

At the end of the learning process in this LU, students should be able to:
- Identify the different types of multimedia information and their specificities
- Describe how those media types can be manipulated
- Program simple multimedia applications
- Discriminate matters related to the storing and transmission of multimedia information
- Create high-quality multimedia presentations

1. Introduction
2. Multimedia Information Types: Text
3. Multimedia Information Types: Audio
4. Multimedia Information Types: Bitmapped Image
5. Multimedia Information Types: Vector Image
6. Multimedia Information Types: Video
7. Processing and Visualization: Audio and Image
8. Processing and Visualization: Video
9. Graphic Design Principles
10. Multimedia Presentations
11. Copyright & DRM
12. MPEG Standards

- Nigel Chapman e Jenny Chapman, “Digital Multimedia”, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009
- Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, New Riders, 2008
- Harald Kosch, “Distributed Multimedia Database Technologies”, CRC Press, 2003
- Ralf Steinmetz and Klara Nahrstedt, “Multimedia Systems”, Springer 2003
- Jakob Nielsen, “Multimedia and Hypertext”, Academic Press 1996


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.