Basic Methods of Multimedial Content Development

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Course supervisor: Ing. Peter Kapec, PhD.
Supervising department: Institute of Applied Informatics (UAI FIIT)
Course objective: The goal of this course is to gain practical skills and knowledge about the methods for creating multimedia content and to practically demonstrate this knowledge in the realization of a simpler semester project in the form of a multimedia presentation, which will contain the processing of 2D image and graphics, sound/video processing and 3D graphics.
Key words: multimedia, hypermedia, hypertext
Form of teaching: lecture, laboratory/construction practice
Course methods: Lectures
Lab exercises
Time allowance (lecture/seminar): 3/2
Course completion: final exam
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
Type of study: usual
Taught for the form of: full-time, attendance method
Prerequisites for registration: none
Regular assessment: Test: 10b
Project: 40b

  • Requirements for the project will be specified in AIS document server
Final assessment: “pass” mark for labs:

  1. elaboration of the project and submitted at least in the last week of the semester
  2. Obtaining at least 25b from test and project


  1. History of multimedia and hypermedia and their applications
  2. Representation of multimedia and their authoring
  3. Structured text, markup language, meta-information in documents, text encoding (ASCII, Unicode), hypertext, HTML5, SMIL, XML, SGML, scientific documents (TeX)
  4. Vector image vs. raster image, basic work with layers, color and filters, enhancing image quality
  5. Video – basics of image acquisition, data formats for image and video, compression, basics of video and image encoding, MPEG1 and MPEG 2, MPEG 4 and MPEG 7
  6. Sound and music — The physical nature of sound, encoding and compression of sampled sound, audio formats and codecs
  7. Interactive 3D models and 2D panorama. Virtual reality and multimedia
  8. 3D polygonal modeling, texture, Web3D, VRML, X3D, WebGL
  9. The composition of multimedia programs