the five elements of multimedia: Text, Sound, Graphics and Animation, Video, and Multimedia development

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Text is the first and most effective way to communicate. Text is very important element to multimedia applications. In multimedia, text is used as headlines, subtitles, and slogan. Text is also used to give directions and communicate information, text-based menus and buttons help guide users through the multimedia application, and electronic books, magazines, and reference materials still rely on text to inform and educate.

Text doesn't have to be boring. Emphasis can be added by varying the font style, size, or colour. Special effects and drop shadows that give the feeling of three dimensions can be added using tools like Microsoft WordArt.There really are no limits because text can be treated like any other graphic element.

Hypertext is text that allows the user non-linear access to information. In other words, hypertext links automatically transfer the user to related information without requiring them to get to the information by following a set path. These links are similar to a cross-reference. By clicking on a link, they have access to information on the topics that there are most interested in exploring. Hypertext is very common on the World Wide Web as well as CDROM reference materials such as Microsoft Encarta, an interactive encyclopaedia on CD-ROM.
Hypertext gives you direct access to an entire network of related and connected information. Linear text can be quite dull. Therefore, in addition to standard text, hypertext also plays a major role in multimedia application.

HTML-Hyper Text Mark-up Language is the coding language used web document .HTML allows web developers to include hyperlinks.

HCI (human-computer interaction) This is a study of how people interact with computers and to what point computers are or are not developed for successful interaction with human beings.. One important HCI factor is that different users form different conceptions or mental models about their interactions and have different ways of learning and keeping knowledge and skills (different "cognitive styles" as in, for example, "left-brained" and "right-brained" people). In addition, cultural and national differences play a part. Another consideration in studying or designing HCI is that user interface technology changes rapidly, offering new interaction possibilities to which previous research findings may not apply. Finally, user preferences change as they gradually master new interfaces.

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In multimedia applications, sound that has been digitized is called audio. Audio can be obtained by capturing sound into a personal computer using a microphone, CD-ROM, or other input device. It can also be played from a synthesizer, keyboard, or other musical instrument that is connected to the computer using a MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) port.

Sound is made when objects vibrate producing pressure waves that can be picked up by our ears. Sound, or technically speaking, audio signal, is a time dependent variation of air pressure. Sound is an ANALOGUE signal.)

To convert an analogue signal to a ...

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