Multimedia Transmission, Storage and Management

Course code INFT3201Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Producers of digital entertainment materials have to cater for a varied audience using a range of equipment. This course concerns the analysis and design of digital systems primarily for video and audio datatypes. It investigates the demands and requirements placed on the technology to match human sensory capabilities. The impact of various technology such as mobile computing on the acquisition, processing, distribution and presentation of multimedia data is also covered.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Draft a specification for digital systems which involve multimedia data capture, transmission, storage and presentation, in order to meet the needs of users of the systems.
2. Implement such systems from a set of components, including evaluation of components.
ContentTopics will generally include:

- Defining the system.
- Performance limits of the human sensory faculties.
- Sensors and digital acquisition subsystems - resolution, capacity.
- Multimedia storage - databases and physical and conceptual access issues.
- Capture of multimedia data - resolution, capacity.
- Presentation of multimedia data - utilising devices which allow for differing technology levels.
- Requirements specification - acquisition, storage, processing, distribution, and presentation subsystems.
- High level and low level design.
- Componentry and evaluation.
- Usability testing of the design.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAt least one Information Technology or Computer Science course at 2000 level or above.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term