Format converters are also indispensable for projects in which your source material may originate on Macintoshes, PCs

, Unix workstation, Amigasl mainframe. MAKING INSTANT MULTIMEDIA LINKING MULTIMEDIA OBJECTS: The elements of MM are discrete objects that have particular characteristics/properties. Objects can be dynamically linked among applications and documents/even embedded in them. The object oriented approach to information management is supported on both Macintosh and Windows platforms and is utilized at the core of some MM authoring systems. APPLE EVENTS: Lets the applications communicate with each other, sharing data and commands. Inter Application Communication (IAC) works with Apple linked with the publish and subscribe feature of Apple events. Publish and Subscribe uses a transition file called edition file. When you publish an application and then edit the data in it, the changes you make are copied to all of the subscribers to that data. STEPS TO USE PUBLISH AND SUBSCRIBE: 1.Select the data tha you want to place into another application/download. 2. From the edit menu, choose “create publisher” this brings up a dialog box asking you to name the edition file that will connect publisher to the other documents subscribing in this data. 3.After you have created the edition file, gets the document/application where you want to use the data and select “subscribe to” form the edit menu.

DDE and OLE: DDE-Dynamic Data Exchange OLE-Object Linking and Embedding These are the 2 methods for linking data object among windows applications. When two application share data through DDC, they are in a conversation. DDE: DDE allows data to be transmitted between client and a server. Data can be transmitted as a hotlink/hotlink. Hot link: Modifications in the server applications are also updated in the client application. Cold link: Date in the client application is independent of the server after it has been imported. OLE: Lets you embed or link data objects created in different Windows/Macintosh applications. An embedded object becomes a part of the file into which it is pasted, independent of the original application where it was created. Linked objects is changed automatically in a container file that points to the original file when the original file is updated. OFFICE SUITS: Integrate into a single package, the various productivity tools essential to run a business. Offer the convenience of a common interface with similar menus, commands and tool bars. Allows you to share data among the application sin that suits using OLE and DDE. Provide compatibility across the Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Word Perfect: 1. Can add Quick Time movie player. size. • Offers a quick time movie playing facility. a tool palette and drawing commands allow you to crate and edit graphics with the standard drawing tools.Each sand alone application s are interlinked throughout the OLE and DDE. scale. User can create links to other programs using OCG. it can share data with other DDE compatible programs that use DDE links. User can import digital sounds. copy and paste commands. Can record voice commands from an internet microphone. create Bezier curves and polygons. BMP. . Annotations can be searched for sound effects and content. the rainbow and compliment colours.In Windows. Word Processors: Provides user interface for different platforms and offers special multimedia features. • If data is changed in a linked programs. TIFF. (PICT. AVI movies. edited and then saves as separate files. • User can edit. macrorecorder. blast and stop). • Color editor lets you blend. save and import them into your computer. so that user can control movies playback characteristics(forward. 2. crop. • It include a free rotation tool. retrieve. Perform simple editing with cut. backward. Users can make and import various image formats.In Macintosh. EPS). • A figure editor use to add graphics to your documents. modify and size figures. create. it is automatically updated in the word perfect document. • User can view.

Allows user to place bitmapped pictures/movies anywhere in the spreadsheet. calculate a bottom line. metafiles and bitmaps. Provide excellent chart making routines. user can crate a slide show with MSExcel to present worksheets charts and graphics. User can apply video and audio transition elements effects between slides. LOTUS 1-2-3: Lets user to rearrange graph elements by clicking and dragging and using a menu to access data objects from the outside world. SPREAD SHEETS: Backbone to many users information management systems. Calculations are made based on user defined formulas. WORD PRO: Word pro from lotus can link to other applications and embedded objects such as sounds and AVI movies.• Works with the common graphic formats for DOS. EXCEL: Using a special template document. adjusting speed and the performance of slide advance. Allow you in build a series of several charts into an animation/movie. It organizes its data in columns and rows. User can create a macro to control another application through DDE. Includes drawing package for placing lines. if questions. circles. Lets user to attach special notes and drawings including full multimedia elements. build complex graphs and charts. With OLE you can link a embedded objects into a frame.xla file-Windows:Must be installed Slide show Add-in file –Macintosh : Must be installed . Slides. you can paste a link in Windows bitmap/metafile format into an empty selected frame. Can answer what. Using IDE. Windows. arrows and special text on top.

AVI movies can be linked to MS-Excel documents. Supports Apple events in the Macintosh OLE/DDE in the widows version. queries.Quick Time movies. It has built in graphic tools.Object oriented. retrieved and played by many databases. forms. It is powerful enough to handle moderately complex operations through scripting capabilities. MM elements can also be stored. Database wizard automatically builds tables. It is a simple interface. forms and reports with common Business and personal database templates. It is a part of the MS-Office professional bundle of products. but can view it in various ways. User input and store data only once. 40 customizable templates. MS-ACCESS: It is a relational database applications. sort. Cress platform capability. . With it user can view the data in tables that show data form many records at once. FILE MAKER PRO: It is a relational database. Supports OLE objects and allows user to import images in to forms and layout or reports. retrieve and organize many types of information. Rates high in ease of use. DATABASES: Can store. It is a part of 3 product family 1. BORLARD VISUAL DATABASE: Provides a desktop interface for working with tables. WE can design our own layouts. queries. reports and labels.

PERSUASION: From Adobe It is a complete desktop presentation tool kit for producing overhead transparencies. Can add interactive responses to clicks on buttons. • Digitally produced as 35mm colour slides.ASTOUND: From gold disk Lets user create attention-getting presentations that combine text. . Lets user combine object form different applications. 35 mm slides and printed materials including speaker notes and audience handouts. • Shown on large screens by overhead projectors. sound effects. PRESENTATION TOOLS: Presentation tools was developed into computerize the creation and delivery of presentations in audiences and conferences. That may be. sounds and Quick Time movies within the application. • As printed o/p that could be distributed on paper.2. drawing charting and formatting. Using built-in transition options user can create animated effects. text blocks and pictures. 1. video and animated movies. Presentation tools add synchronized audio. 3. This will be a compiler for application distribution and a client/server tool. word processing. With its built in editors user can edit objects. self running animations and video to the slide show presentation armamentarium.Event driven relational database tools. images. 2.MM elements using OLE and DDE. Save the presentation as a stand-alone/self-running file. Using timeline feature option user control when object enter and leave the screen. Includes tools for outlining.

text. Pick a look wizard.ACTION: From Macromedia Creates onscreen MM presentations with motion. Animations for text and graphic objects are made by defining a splinebased path and redirecting the target object to travel along it. visual transition effects and Quick Time Movies. graphics. data. add sound effects. 3. User can embed graphics. Using text outlining feature it is easy to create organization and bullets charts. animations. bitmapped images. slides and presentations from power point and other applications. Includes 2 wizards Creation of a presentation 1. Using slide show feature user can create customized presentations. sound. User can adjust axis scaling.Supports OE embedded objects for editing of text. Useful for creating a self-running demos. tick marks. DELTA GRAPH professional from Delta point: It is a comprehensive and flexible charting. Can build live links between power point and other applications. graphics and spread sheets. Quick Time and AVI files.POWER POINT: From Microsoft Complete drawing and text package with an automatic/manual slide show feature. legends. perspective and 3-d solutions. lare data sets can be organized as multiple pages. Data can be imported from and linked to many third party file formats. . 4. 5. Using Data Notebook feature. User can compose and arrange a scene using both the time line and control panel. Auto control wizard 2. Can import slides generated in other applications. graphics and presentation application.

HARVARD GRAPHICS From s\w publishing corporation It is a full features presentation tool. charts and time lines from data is other database and spreadsheet programs. It includes extensive cross-platform capability. thumbnail album to photo-CD browser. It is an inexpensive and basic presentation tools for those with limited graphic creation ability. The Advisor Design checker analyzes a user’s single slide/entire presentation against various design guidelines developed by presentation experts. Windows supports OLE embedded objects. sounds and transitions. There are 60 types of built in charts are present. o\p devices. CLARIS IMPACT: Using data draw feature user can automatically create graphs. It includes a suite of integrated video. The Quick Advice features helps the users by obtaining advice regarding the selection and most effective use of specific presentation styles. It collects MM elements into slide shows. 7. It does not include a drawing/ a painting tool. 8. . 9. chart types. sound and interactivity to each slide. So user must place sound elements into QuickTime/AVI files. audio to image editing tools. Macintosh supports publish and subscribe. movies.Using chart gallery user can create charts. User can import images and movies and but no sounds for presentations. movies.MEDIA STUDIO PRO: From ulead systems. animation. 6. morphing tool.ASAP WORD POWER from s\w publishing corporation. It guides the users through the creation of a presentation. Users can create simple slide presentation that include images. User can add images.

wave-form files. It supports movie files. It converts slides into HTML documents. MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING TOOLS: Types of authoring tools • Card and page based authority tools. animation and video files. 10. • Time based authoring tools. drag and drop functions and play them back in sequence.MM converter handles batch processing of images. Used for designing interactivity and the user interface for presenting your project onscreen and for assembling MM elements into a single cohensive project.0 (Super Show and Tell) From Microsoft It gathers together MM elements for playback as slideshows. images. SST 3. It is a powerful tool for managing and presenting MM elements. • Icon-based authoring tools. video and animation files with point and click. Support 35 images file formats. 11. • Object oriented authoring tools. It is a visually intensive MM presentation tool. It integrates text. An extensive collection of clip media includes 41 premade www buttons. AVI. animations and video clips it provides the important framework. MPEG. • Cross-platform authoring tools. . Combines MM presentation tool with a MM database. MEDIA WRANGLER: from Alta-Vista Technologies Can convert slide show presentations into Internet web pages. sounds. graphics. sound. WAV to MIDI. MM Authoring tool: For organizing and editing the elements of MM project. including graphics.

Card or page based tools Icon-based. Presentations 6. Games 4. Using MM authoring s\w user can make 1. Demo disks and interactive guided tours 5. User can jump on command to any page they wish in the structured navigation pattern. assemble raw data into a playback sequence and provide a structured language for responding to user input. . edit and import specific types of data. Allow user to play sound elements and launch animations and digital video. Animations 3.AUTHORING S\W: Provides an integrated environment for binding together the content and fun’s of your project. Elements are organized as pages of a book /a stack of cards. Interactive training 8. AUTHORING SYSTEM: Includes the ability to create. event-driven tools Time based and presentation tools Object oriented tools CARD – OR – PAGE BASED TOOLS: It is used when bulk of your content consists of elements that can be viewed individually like the pages of a book/cards in card file. prototypes and technical visualizations TYPES OF AUTHORING TOOLS: Classified based on the metaphor used for sequencing/organizing MM elements and events. Interactive kiosk applications 7. Video production 2. Simulations.

Particularly used for games. User must be prepared to choose the tool in 2 ways. with resolutions as high as i/30 sec. TIME BASED TOOLS: Elements and events are organized along a timeline. . EDITING FEATURES: The MM elements need to be created. It is important that the user must study the s\w product reviews in computer trade journals and talk with the current user of these systems. Lets user to program jumps to any location in sequence and adding navigation and interactive tool. Best to use when you have a message with a beginning and end. Tools are constantly being improved by their makers. Simplify the organization of your project and display flow diagrams of activities along branching paths. They add new features and increase performance. The best case->User must choose the tool that best file the job.ICON-BASED TOOLS: MM elements and interaction cues(events) are organized as objects in a structural framework/process. The worst case->User must know which tool will at least get the job done. THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JCB: Each MM project will have its own underlying structure and purpose and will require different features and functions. edited and converted to standard file formats. OBJECT-ORIENTED TOOLS: MM elements and events become objects that live a hierarchical order of parent and child relationships. Messages are passed according to the properties and modifiers assigned to them.

A scripted handler to generate a system beep On mouse up Beep End mouse up . The commands and functions provided in this are more powerful. Eg: Super card. Story boards/navigation diagrams can help organize a project to describe the interactive elements. The editors that come with an authoring system will offer only a subject of the substantial features found in dedicated tools. icons and objects. PROGRAMMING FEATURES: MM authoring system offer one/more of the following approach. Macromedia director.Programming with a scripting language: Scripting language is mostly used for navigation control and for enabling user inputs. it is best to use one of the specialized single purpose tools. If editors that the user needs that are missing from authoring system/ if user require more power.The editing tools for these elements are included in the authoring system. 1. supertalk-> Macintosh Media talk. The simplest and easiest authoring process. Eg: Authorware and icon Author. Project just drag the elements icon into the playlist/drag it away to delete it. hypercard. ORGANIZING FEATURES: Involves in story boarding and flow charting. 2. media objects and tool book.Visual programming with cues. Hyper talk. Authoring tools provide a visual flow charting system/overview facility of the projects structure at macro level.Lingo->Macintosh and Windows.

Macintosh->being able to use external commands to functions written in c/pascal. . (via) key press.3. information products. 2. online documentation and help systems and sophisticated multimedia-enhanced publications. 3. expiration of a time. PERFORMANCE TUNING FEATURES: Complex MM projects require exact synchronization of events. msg passing among objects and elements. Eg: XCMD’s and XFLN’s Windows->Media Control Interface(MCI) device drivers 4. event tracking.CONDITIONAL BRANCHING: Supports a go to based on the results of IF.SIMPLE BRANCHING: Offers the ability to go to another section of the MM production. nested IF…THEN’s. complex text search mechanism(hypertext linkage tools) Authoring systems are useful for development of CD-ROM.PROGRAMMING WITH A TRADITIONAL TOOLS (BASIC/C) Look for an authoring package with good debugging facilities. indexing facilities.DOCUMENT DEVELOPMENT TOOLS: It is a key component of some projects. Authoring tools offer direct importing of preformatted text.A STRUCTURED LANGUAGE: Supports complex programming logic. mouse click. robust editing and online syntax reference. THEN decision /events. In complex programs/projects the user need to program custom exten ions of the scripting language for direct access in the computers. INTERACTIVITY FEATURES: Empowers the end users. LEVELS OF INTERACTIVITY: 1. subroutines. letting them control the content and flow of information.

User will need to use the authoring tools own scripting language/custom programming facility to specify timing and sequence on systems with different processors. The project distribute widely using the run-time version. Does not allow users to access/change the content. Developers first arrange their images into logical sequences/groupings similar to the chapters and pages of a book/cards in a card catalog. Navigation routines go to a page/card that contains appropriate images and text. 80% users target Windows platform. Graphic images form the backbone of a project. The user spends a great deal of time going back and forth between building and testing. Many developer remain the Macintosh as platform. CROSS-PLATFORM FEATURES: To use tools that make transfer across platform easy. the user continuously tests how the elements are assembled and how they perform. Used for refine and smooth the content and timing of the project. Authoring systems allows precise timing of events. PLAYBACK FEATURES: While building MM project. and associated sounds animations and video clips. DELIVERY FEATURES: Require a run-tie version. CARD AND PAGE BASED AUTHORING TOOLS: Provide a simple and easily understood metaphor organizing MM elements. structure and programming of the project. its tools and editors. . Version allows the project to play back without requiring the full authoring s\w.Accomplishing synchronization is difficult because there is a wide variance in performance among th different computers used for MM development and delivery.

backgrounds. graphic objects. Hyper card. Object characteristics are defined by its properties. Leave page Leave book Idle Button down Button still down Button up New background Enter page Enter book . pages/cards and even the project itself. The objects are the buttons. Object can be activated when an event related to that occurs.Page based authoring systems contain media objects. Super card file is shared file. supercard and Media talk msg Tool book message Close card Close stack Idle Mouse down Mouse still down Mouse up New background Open card Open stack HYPER TALK MSG HANDLER: On mouse up Go next card End mouse up Eg: Open script (tool book) To handle mouse up Go to next page End button up This system require a special intermediate file that also receives scripted msg handlers and acts as a repository for special routines and resources that are available to all projects being executed by the application. text fields. Eg: Some typical messages. Learning to write scripts and understanding the is essential to making them perform well. Tool book. Provide a facility for inking objects to pages/cards. Hyper card file is called as Home.

editing rectangles. With the help of windows runtime player any project designed and built on the Macintosh can be delivered in the windows environment. . Hyper talk supports for user definable menus and shared code language and libraries . It also comes with ready to use template stacks to shorten the learning curve of novice MM developers. stand-alone application s that includes multiple windows of any type. lines and text. full color graphics objet with attached scripts and a wide variety of other standard Macintosh interface elements. 1. Hypertext supports black and white. ovals. It offers various card sizes (64x64 pixels to 280x280) Multiple widows and styled text. button and text. SUPER CARD: Usre can build integrated. but for fully functional version of hyper card for authoring must be purchased from Apple. Apple Events supports for links to program running locally/across a network. buttons and text fields. It can convert and Hyper card stacks to super card format. polygon. It includes an editor for bitmapped graphics. Provides graphic tool for drawing. It is shipped as 2 applications. Cards can share the same background graphics.Super card 2. With hypercard you create projects called stacks that are made up of cards. Authoring application for Macintosh.HYPER CARD: The most widely available programming system and MM authoring tool for the Macintosh (year 1989).Super edit. Super card project contains windows and windows contain certain background and cards that in turn contain drawn and bitmapped graphics. filling. gray-scale/color PICT based resources Quick Time. Run–Time version of hyper card is available in the year 1991. Animation and a powerful scripting language.

It connect related information that appears in different places throughout a book/other buds. Super edit: It is optimized for assembling applications. . TOOL BOOK: Offers a window GUI and programming environment for building MM projects called books.Reader->Run a book’s script 2.Author->User use commands to create new books. text. Lets user create any of the seven standard types different custom Macintosh windows and can contain many different custom windows that can be opened at anytime and in any combination. buttons and both drawn bitmapped graphic objects. Super card have a built in powerful runtime editor and used for fine tune of the project and its scripts. Hot words provide a hypertext feature. Lets user create any of the seven standard types different custom Macintosh windows and can contain many different custom windows that can be opened at anytime and in any combination. Pages can contain text field.Super card: It is optimized for running the projects you create in super edit. scanned color images. Pages combined together through link. Provides built in tools for debugging. Book is divided into pages and is stored as a windows/DOS file. Initially that was created in super edit. FEATURES: A script recorder feature to record actions and translate them into open script statements. IT has 2 working levels 1. to present information graphically as drawings. create and modify objects on pages and write scripts. sounds and animations. Its open script programming performs interactive and navigational tasks and defines how objects behave.

Supports DDE.wav and MIDI files. 3. so user can open other windows application. Button 10. Can import RTF file format. 6.Timer 12. .Sound 11. device independent bitmaps and graphics from other applications. EPS. 11. laser disk players.KINDS OF OBJECTS IN OMO: 1. It integrates MM project into databases. window metafile. BMP.clocks. 7. Bitmap Field Datasheet Movie Path Palette Shape 8. DIB.Group Media Talk. user can import standard VBX window objects such as enhanced fields and list boxes. TIF. Include devices CD-ROM. waveform audio cards. . video overlay boards and MIDI sequences. 4. 2. animation s/w. is a high level scripting language for media objects. With this user can create windows style buttons. Objects are interactive graphical entities whose appearance and behavior can be programmed to perform specific funs. With this user can control image drawing and display speed. list boxes and dialogue boxes. User can paste/import large bitmaps. Graphic filters allow importing of DRW. . timers and grid controls. Pick list 9. 5. ORACLE MEDIA OBJECTS(OMO): It is a cross-platform authoring tool.Experienced programmer can extend open script by writing additional funs and DLL(Dynamic Link Libraries) With VB controls.

sounds. graphics.Overview 2.aif WAVE Apple Quick Time and Quick Time Movies for digital video. User can import. Simple to use tool for building line MM presentations. arrange and re-arrange in icon. Macromedia Director (Macintosh/Windows) From macromedia Powerful and complex authoring tool.pcx(Windows) TIME BASED AUTHORING TOOLS: Most common of MM authoring tools. . making animated motion possible.bmp and . 1. To add realism you can define and vary the size. OMO SUPPORT FILES: .wav Windows Macintosh AIFF . animations and text. Sound object allows user to control sound playback. form. PICT and PICT2 (Macintosh) For graphics accepts . With a broad set of features to create MM presentation animations and applications.The path object provides a set of co-ordinates along which one/more objects can move. Studio OVERVIEW: It is icon oriented. Requires a significant learning curve. User can combine movie object and media commands to integrate digital video into the project. speed and visibility of objects. Use a visual timeline for sequencing the events of a MM presentation.

Case is MM database containing still images. user can import elements into their cast. adjustments of color palettes and tempo control. quick time movies and director files. it is loaded into RAM fro the file. timing upto sound information in upto 24 channel. QUICK TIME SUPPORT: Director provides extensive support for Quick time. programming scripts.Provides an auto animate feature for rapidly creating animation text and simple 2d charts. but also create MM elements from scratch using director’s own tools and editors. Script editor provides debugging facilities. tempo a palette. It is made up of frames that contain cast members. Using this scripts user can chain together separate director documents and call other files as sub-routines. palettes. STUDIO: Assemble and sequence the elements of the project using a cast and a score. . animating and playing cast members. LINGO : A full featured scripting language. Ca n synchronize animations with sound effects by highlighting a range of frames and selecting the appropriate sound from your cast. sound file. Provides elaborate and complex visual effects and transitions. Score is a sequences for displaying. When score calls for that element. To enable interactivty and programmed control director utilize this language. Using pointers to a file. 3 core: cast members ties together using this facility . Uses x objects to control external sound and video devices. Cast can import a wide range of data types and MM element formats directly into this cast. quick draw shapes. text.

Working models of swivel 3d-pro. Director can also available in a CD-ROM version. . PLAYBACK AND DELIVERY: Accelerator used to compile animations into a special high speed playback format.User can import existing Quick Time movies directly into the cast and have them play as part of production at any time. this makes mTropolis a true object oriented authoring system. Advanced example of lingo scripting. Animations can save in Quick Time format. graphics. Objects respond to external events. Model shop-II and sound edit-pro. FEATURES: An assortment of animations. common technical support questions and answers and valuable tips and hints. The macromedia knowledge based containing expert technical advice. Quick Time movies sound effects and music clips. ready to paste and customize. Player used to create run-time versions of project for delivery to users those who do not have own director. OBJECT ORIENTED TOOLS: MM elements and events become objects that live is a hierarchical order of parent and child relationship. Mtropolis (Macintosh/Windows) Apple Media Tool (Macintosh) Media Forge (Windows) MTROPOLIS: Provides an object oriented environment in which objects are assigned properties. User can use the standard Quick Time controller to preview and perform simple editing. send messages to each other and inherit behaviours fro other objects. It is a message or event based application. User begin a project by building elements in empty space.

PICS and Quick Time movies. Supports PICT. Eg: Msgs and commands to elements and other modifiers. Layout view: To directly manipulate the graphic aspects. Behaviour modifier->can encapsulate group of modifiers. 3. Mtropolis natural language is miniscript.MESSAGE MODIFIERS: Used to conditionally send specific kinds of information. TYPES OF MODIFIERS: 1. 4. New objects are dragged and dropped from a palette into the project. If modifier->sends a msg when a specified time has elapsed. subsections and scenes. 2. . Mtropolis offers a layour view and a structure view.A project consists of a hierarchy of sections.EFFECT MODIFIERS: Change the visible characteristics of the elements on which they are placed.VARIABLE MODIFIERS: Store integers. In a parent-child relationship objects can respond to messages as a family. strings and other values.SPECIAL MODIFIERS: Collision modifier->Sends msg when an element collides with another. User can drag and drop icons and double-click to set properties from dialog boxes. Completed metropolis projects are built into stand alone executable applications. Modifiers are dropped onto an object. Mtropolis provides an animation editor to work with mtoon files. Structure view:For an outline of logical hierarchy showing which objects are contained within others. that objects takes on the properties carried by the modifier and properties can be switched on and off with messages.

Media forge objects live in a hierarchical metaphor which assigns parentchild grand child relationships List Editor displays family tree. text files. actions and maps. Screen are made up of objects that point to a media type/remain empty as controllers of events. It is an organizer and player of media not an editor/creator. graphic files. . Support all Quick Time movie files. Screens are the backbone of the apple media tools environment. screens. MEDIA FORGE: From strata Provides a flexible Authoring metaphor environment.APPLE MEDIA TOOL: It is a visual authoring environment for assembling MM objects into projects. Events->result from user activity/system functions. audio and video files . Media->are stored as individual files. Object based authoring system so that user can drag and drop objects in the presentation using customizable tool bars and tool palettes. Map->provides the projects organizing story board and flowchart. events. Actions->are what happens when an object receives and event msg. Project is made up of media. objects. The media Basic Editor is the scripting engine for strata’s Visual Media Basic scripting language.

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