G.H.RAISONI COLLEGE OF ENGG. NAGPUR DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SESSION - 2009-10 SUBJECT: Multimedia Systems SEMESTER: VII SEM QUESTION BANK  Discuss the importance of text in a multimedia presentation.  List some attributes of a block of text.  List at least three styles for a font.  Describe the difference between a typeface and a font.  List at least three factors that affect the legibility of text.  Discuss font encoding systems and HTML character encoding standards  Define multimedia, interactive multimedia, hypermedia, hypertext, links, anchors, and nodes  Discuss the potential and limitations of hypertext and hyperlinking systems.  Discuss the general principles of sound and how it can be used in a multimedia project.  Define MIDI and list its attributes.  Define MIDI and list its attributes.  Define digital audio and discuss its attributes, including how sound is sampled and sampling parameters  Compare and contrast the use of MIDI and digitized audio in a multimedia production.  List the important steps and considerations in recording and editing digital audio.  Discuss audio file formats used in multimedia projects and how they are used.  Cite the considerations involved in managing audio files and integrating them into multimedia projects.  Discuss the various factors that apply to the use of images in multimedia.  Describe the capabilities and limitations of bitmap images.  Describe the capabilities and limitations of vector images.  Define various aspects of 3-D modeling.  Describe the use of colors and palettes in multimedia.  Cite the various file types used in multimedia.  Define animation and describe how it can be used in multimedia.  Discuss origin of cell animation and define the words that originate from this technique.  Define the capabilities of computer animation and the mathematical techniques that differ from traditional cel animation.  Discuss some of the general principles and factors that apply to creating computer animations for multimedia presentation.  Discuss important considerations in using digital video in multimedia.  Describe the basics of video recording and how they relate to multimedia production.  List important considerations in converting from digital video to television.  List important consideration in shooting and editing video for use in multimedia.  Define popular video recording formats and discuss their strengths and weaknesses for use in multimedia.  Discuss some important considerations for preparing video for the web and CDROM  Define two computer platforms most often used in multimedia and how their capabilities affect development and deployment choices.  Discuss how computers communicate and what protocols and tools are available to aid cross platform communications  Describe how storage devices are connected to a computer, what storage choices are available, and the benefits and drawbacks of each type.  Describe various input devices available for personal computers and how they may be used in multimedia production and delivery  Describe various output devices available for personal computers and how they may be used in multimedia production and delivery.  Describe various communications devices available for personal computers and how they may be used in multimedia production and delivery.  List several common programs that are used to handle text in multimedia projects, and discuss their uses.  Discuss the factors affecting which graphics programs are used in multimedia.  List several common types of graphics and animation programs used in multimedia projects, and discuss their capabilities.  Discuss the formats and architectures used to integrate video on computers.  List the tools used to handle video in multimedia projects, discuss their capabilities, and how they capture, process, and compress video.  Define authoring systems, describe what they do, and list the three different types.  List the main attributes, benefits, and drawbacks of the three types of authoring systems.  Describe how authoring system include multimedia elements, and how these elements interact with each other and their environment, including programming tools  List several advanced and /or desirable features of authoring system  Describe additional characteristics and capabilities of three type of authoring systems.  Describe Macromedia Director and discuss the metaphors it uses in its authoring environment.  Describe the pitfalls of development for cross platform delivery and how to avoid them.  Discuss the origins of Internet  Define what a computer network is and how networks are conceptually structured.  Describe what a computer network is and how the Domain Name System (DNS) manages the identities of computers connected to the Internet.  Define bandwidth and discuss how bandwidth limitations govern the delivery of multimedia over the Internet.  Define the most common protocols used on the Internet.  Define how protocols, MIME-types, and URLs are used to identify, serve, and deliver multimedia.  Discuss the World Wide Web, HTML, the limitations of HTML, and how various technologies are stretching the limitations of HTML.  Discuss the current state of multimedia on the Internet.  Define server and browser, and discuss their purpose, capabilities, and limitations.  Discuss the uses of HTML and its limitations, and what tools are available to edit HTML pages.  Describe how HTML is extended through plug ins and helper applications.  Define some of more common media types, their uses, and how browser or helper applications handle them.  Discuss other technologies gaining new ground on the Internet.  Describe the limitations of the World Wide Web for delivering multimedia.  Discuss HTML, how it is structured, and how to use several of the most important tags for marking up a document.  Recognize important limitations for presenting good looking images on the web.  Lay out a web page using a background image  Add interactivity to web page by making images clickable.  Use the most common sound and animation functions.  Determine the scope of multimedia project  Recognize common obstacles to the successful completion of multimedia projects  Identify tools and techniques to overcome project management problems.  Determine the cost, timeline and tasks required completing a project.  Discuss the process and elements of a multimedia project proposal  Describe various strategies for creating interactive multimedia  Discuss different types of multimedia structure and how they might be organized.  Cite concepts that affect the user interface, including structures and navigation maps.  Discuss hot spots, hyperlinks, and buttons and how they are typically used.  Identify principles for successful project management of multimedia productions.  Describe what content is, what production values are, and how to consider what a project’s production values should be  Identify the benefits and drawbacks of various sources of content such as clip art, stock libraries, and public domain sources.  Discuss the concepts of copyright, public domain, licensing, and derivative works.  Determine to whom a work is copyrighted, depending on who contracted the work and for what purpose.  Discuss the process for identifying the appropriate talent for the production, including unions, contracts, and releases.  Discuss important considerations in preparing your project for delivery in the marketplace.  List the steps a project should go through as part of the testing process, and describe their significance.  List the considerations involved in preparing a product for distribution, including installation routines and compression.  Discuss the CD-ROM standards as they apply to multimedia, including the various formats and file naming conventions  List the considerations involved in selecting a CD-ROM file standard, in packaging, and in delivering projects.