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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.

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

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

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

Presentation tools add synchronized audio. That may be. Includes tools for outlining. • Shown on large screens by overhead projectors.Event driven relational database tools. sounds and Quick Time movies within the application. With its built in editors user can edit objects. 3.PERSUASION: From Adobe It is a complete desktop presentation tool kit for producing overhead transparencies. Using built-in transition options user can create animated effects.ASTOUND: From gold disk Lets user create attention-getting presentations that combine text. drawing charting and formatting. PRESENTATION TOOLS: Presentation tools was developed into computerize the creation and delivery of presentations in audiences and conferences. 2.MM elements using OLE and DDE. • Digitally produced as 35mm colour slides. images. • As printed o/p that could be distributed on paper. 35 mm slides and printed materials including speaker notes and audience handouts. Can add interactive responses to clicks on buttons. Lets user combine object form different applications. Save the presentation as a stand-alone/self-running file. video and animated movies. text blocks and pictures. word processing. This will be a compiler for application distribution and a client/server tool. Using timeline feature option user control when object enter and leave the screen. self running animations and video to the slide show presentation armamentarium. . 1.2. sound effects.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Object characteristics are defined by its properties. Learning to write scripts and understanding the is essential to making them perform well. Super card file is shared file. The objects are the buttons. text fields. Provide a facility for inking objects to pages/cards. pages/cards and even the project itself. graphic objects. Eg: Some typical messages. Tool book. 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. backgrounds. Hyper card. Leave page Leave book Idle Button down Button still down Button up New background Enter page Enter book . Hyper card file is called as Home.Page based authoring systems contain media objects. Object can be activated when an event related to that occurs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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