Digital Media - Multimedia

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Year 9 Information and Software Technology Redeemer Baptist School Teacher: Murray Garth

Pixel (definition)

a single point in a graphic image on a digital display; the smallest unit a monitor can display

Resolution

Either the number of pixels a monitor can display or how fine a printer can print.

Multimedia

a computer-based communication process that incorporates text, graphics, sound, animation, and video

MIDI (abbreviation)

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

Text

Individual Symbols that make up an alphabet

Graphics

Includes photographs, drawings, charts and screen icons

Audio

Sounds,voices and music on a multimedia product

CorelDRAW

A vector-graphics editing program.

PhotoPaint

A bitmap editing program.

Palette

The collection of colors or shades available to a graphic system or program.

Node

A single control point use to control the size and shape of object. (Used in CorelDraw.)

Out of Bounds

A form of artwork in which the 3D effect is enhanced by emphasising the 2D quality of parts of the picture.

Animation

A simulation of movement or the perception of motion created by the rapid display of a series of still images

Anim8or

A 3D animation program.

Audacity

An audio sequence editing program.

MIDI (definition)

A standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers

Frame

One of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies

Fotomorph

A program that can create warping and morphing animations from still photos.

Warping

A special-effects process in which an object is bent or twisted out of shape

Morphing

An animation technique in which one image gradually transforms into another image.

Tweening

An animation process in which intermediate frames are created between the keyframes that are needed to create the illusion of movement.

Key frame

A frame in a timeline where a change will occur; used in audio, video and animation production

Bleeding

Print that goes beyond the physical edge of a page.

Export

Converts the file into a file format that can be used in other programs.

Import

Converts the file into a file format that can be used in that particular program.

Compress

The reduction in size of an object.

HD

High Definition

Crossfade

The smooth transition between two audio files.

Frame Rate

The rate at which a sequence of graphic images are shown.

Alignment

The act of adjusting or aligning objects in relation to each other.

Gutter

Space added to the margin to leave room for binding.

Saturation

How vivid and intense a colour is.

Cropping

A tool that enables the user to remove part of an image

Fade Out

The smooth transition out of an audio or video file to nothing.

Phaser

Input signal and adding a very small amount of delay to it, and then mixing it back with the original (non-delayed) signal so that certain freq. of audio are in or out of phase with each other. time is modulated - delayed signal is pulled and pushed back and forth in time. creates a swirling or sweeping effect

Wrap

A process that causes the word processor to force all text to fit within definied margins.

Fill

The process by which a colour occupies an entire area.

Group

The process by which many objects are identified as one.

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