School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

ECS416U Introduction to Multimedia

Module code: ECS416U

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM2

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the representation, analysis and processing of digital multimedia. JavaScript and HTML5 are also introduced, including the new graphics, audio and video elements. You will develop interactive multimedia content in the labs and mini-projects.

Topics covered include: 

  • 2D graphics and animation
  • Colour
  • Image processing
  • Integral transforms
  • Sampling and quantization
  • Revision
  • Compression and encoding
  • Hearing and MP3
  • Vision and JPEG
  • Characterization and retrieval

By the end of the module you will be able to understand the signal-processing basis of multimedia representation and processing; be able to use simple interactive multimedia pages in HTML5/JavaScript and know about modern multimedia standards and formats.

Level: 4