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ITNP80 - Multimedia

Spring 2014
ITNP80 Syllabus (PDF) | Schedule (PDF)
Co-ordinator: Prof Amir Hussain (ahu@cs.stir.ac.uk)

Teaching Assistants: Dr. Andrew Abel (aka@cs.stir.ac.uk) and Muhammad Ilyas (mil@cs.stir.ac.uk)

Please visit this site regularly to check for new and updated information.

This page describes the day-time version of ITNP80 for Spring 2014.

Notes

PLS NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE (21st April) – the final revision lecture has moved to Tues, 29 April, 12PM -  see revised schedule below

(Reminder: Assignment submission deadline 25 April, 5PM)

 

 

Week

Lecture1/Tutorial

 

Lecture2/Tutorial

 

Lecture3/Tutorial

 

Practical

 

(Place)

(2B45)

 

(2B45)

 

(3X11)

 

(4X5)

 

(Time)

(Tue 12noon)

 

(Tues 4PM)

 

     (Thurs 11AM)

 

(Tues 2pm)

 

10-Feb

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

17-Feb

-

 

Intro/Graphics 1

(Lecture 1)

A

Graphics2

A

 

 

24-Feb

Colour

A

-

-

-

-

Photoshop

A

3-Mar

Graphical Data Compression/

File Formats

A

Sound 1

A

File Formats

(Tutorial 1)

A

Photoshop  (Self-study)

A

10-Mar

MM Intro /

MM Tools 1

A

MM Design 1

A

-

 

Flash

A

17-Mar

 

MM Design 2

A

MM Tools 2

A

-

 

 

Flash (Self-study)

A

24-Mar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31-Mar

Sound 2

A

Sound 3

A

-

 

Sound

A

7-Apr

Animation 

A

MM  Design (Tutorial 2)

A

-

Animation

A

14-Apr

-

-

-

-

-

 

Java (& Assignment support)

A

21-Apr

-

 

-

-

-

-

 

28-Apr

Sound Tutorial (Tutorial3)+Revision

A

-

-

-

-

 

Exam: 1.5 Hrs: 2 questions out of 3

 

A= Amir Hussain/Andrew Abel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reference

Textbooks

Recommended

Links/Resources

Some references

Graphics (Colour, other practical graphics information)

Sound and Sound Samples.

This section provides links to some sound resources. There are sounds. These come in two forms: plain old monaural, and rather specially recorded binaural stereo. And there are some links to other interesting pages.

Monaural

There are some recorded sounds (you can save them to your own filespace by right-clicking on each link and selecting "Save Link As..."):

Binaural

The Division has recorded some simple binaural sounds  using a binaural recording setup (consisting of a skull (from a medical supplier: made of hard plastic, but otherwise biologically accurate) covered with Latex and mounted on a model torso). Listened to with headphones, these give a much more powerful illusion of direction and location than standard stereo recordings.

Raw versus MP3 Recordings

Compare the following two recordings, one in raw CD quality sound format and the second MP3 compressed format:

Multimedia authoring

Information from outwith the ITNP80 website

HCI

Software

Sound

If you have any favourite links of your own that you think would be useful, please do let me know and I would be happy to add them. Thanks.

Trial and Free Software

There is software available for installing on your own PC:

\\Shilling\Student\CD:

freely available versions of many software packages (available on CD too, from the Computing Support Group in 4B81)

\\Shilling\Student\Trial:

trial versions of commercial software packages, including Adobe Director. BUT please note that the demo of Director is time-limited to 30 days!

 

To follow any locked links from off campus, you may need to enter your username and password. If you think that you are entitled, but cannot gain access, then please contact the Co-ordinator.

For course material in an alternative format, please ask the Co-ordinator.


Last Modified: 21st April 2014