Introduction. Multimedia and digital communication.
Digital images. Human perception of color. Color models. Data compression. Lossless and lossy compression. Standards for digital image encoding: GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG. Discrete cosine transform, JPEG compression, JPEG2000.
Digital audio. Sampling, quantization, signal to noise ratio. Standards for digital audio encoding: WAV, AIFF. Audio compression. Elements of psychoacoustics, critical bands, spatial and temporal masking. Compression: MP3, AAC. The MIDI system.
Digital video. Video color models. Video compression,predictive coding, motion vectors. Standards for digital video encoding: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H264. HD video.
Operating systems issues for continuous media. Synchronization of multimedia data. Quality of service. Real-time scheduling. File systems for continuous media. Real-time network protocols.
Multimedia information systems. Content description. Languages for metadata: RDF, MPEG-7. Digital rights management (DRM), models and standards: MPEG-21.
Cloud computing and Big Data Management 1. Cloud computing and services overview 2. Apps for business 3. Google Cloud Platform 4. Datastore Services: NoSql solutions for managing big data 5. Cloud Storage Architecture