Multimedia

Multimedia

Coordinator: dr hab. Alicja Wieczorkowska

Subjects covered

Students get acquainted with technologies for sound recording and processing, techniques for registering multimedia data, formats of video and TV signal, advanced Flash, and also visual language, musical aesthetics and copyright law. The multimedia laboratory, together with laboratories adjusted to suit the needs of multimedia courses, form a good base for the creation of multimedia projects. Students learn how to use and to create multimedia applications, edit WWW pages, use compression algorithms and algorithms for the processing of multimedia data. They study basic techniques of sound and image engineering, and virtual reality, interactive transmission, sound and visual interfaces, methods of sound synthesis and the theory of colour. Other subjects taught are the characteristics of human sight and hearing and multiple uses of multimedia techniques. A separate issue is the field of human-computer interaction using speech (speech recognition and synthesis) and touch (haptic).

Possibilities of using the knowledge in future work

Graduates of this specialisation can find employment in digital studios as editors of postproduction, in companies developing e-commerce applications, in software companies (as specialists in interface design) or companies specializing in systems integration (as multimedia integrators), banks (servicing and development of digital monitoring systems), biomedical companies (visualisation), Internet services, telecommunication companies and everywhere else where it is necessary to develop graphical user interfaces.

Examples of subject of diploma projects

  • Multimedia portal for educational tutorials;
  • Advertising campaign using multimedia;
  • Interacive DVD – VIDEO movie;
  • Interactive guide to HD TV;
  • Encyclopaedia of biology;
  • A short movie – from idea to finished film;
  • Funcam – interactive games for kids;
  • Internet service – Macrophotography.

Multimedia Laboratory

The laboratory has a professional recording studio, as well as the equipment for video recording: mixers, corrector, MIDI interface, ADAT recorder, CD, hard-disc recorder, synthesizers, microphones, speakers, headphones, cameras, frame grabber, videoplayers, printers and scanners.

Lab employees work on digital sound processing (both human voice and music), and processing of moving images. They teach specialized subjects for multimedia students and the subject ‘multimedia’ to all students.

Colour Laboratory

The laboratory is a project co-funded by the European Union. It belongs to the Chair of Multimedia and specializes in services, research and education in the broadly understood colorimetry:

  • digital colour processing;
  • describing colour characteristics of devices;
  • spectrophotometric measurements of colour and differences between colours;
  • calibration and making of profiles of ICC monitors, scanners, printing machines, digital photocameras;
  • control surveys of ICC profiles;
  • analysis of agreement of colours of print against a sample;
  • prints of large format works;
  • sample digital prints.