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Tik-111.2350 Multimedia Technology
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Macromedia Director
Get to know the program and do a relatively small multimedia presentation (choose the subject yourself) in which you use the common features of the program.

Assistant: Jari Kleimola, jari.kleimola(ät)tml.hut.fi
Flash
Get to know a flash editor and do a relatively small multimedia presentation (choose the subject yourself) in which you use the common features of the program. Another option would be to do an extensive comparison between several different editors.

Assistant: Jani Kaleva, jkaleva(ät)cc.hut.fi
SMIL
Study the properties of the SMIL multimedia document language and make a SMIL document of some subject. Try to bring out the strong points and properties of the language. There are numerous free tools available for viewing and authoring. You can also study the Timesheets specification.

Starting points:
http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/
X-Smiles Browser

Mikko Pohja, mpohja(ät)cc.hut.fi
SVG
Get to know Scalable Vector Graphics format and make your own SVG document/application. You could also study how to produce SVG graphics dynamically (e.g., with a servlet application).

Starting points:
http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Overview.htm8
http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/SVG-Implementations.htm8#viewer
X-Smiles Browser

Assistant: Hannu Järvinen, hannu.jarvinen(ät)tml.hut.fi
Realtime music collaboration
Arrange a Ninjam recording session through the internet in (almost) realtime and save your recordings to an audio file. Write down network latencies during the recording and the routing map between points. Saved raw audio tracks should be later processed with, for example, Reaper audio editor. Edit the balance of different instruments and add new effects or material, etc. The finished master mix should be compressed to mp3 format with appropriate metadata. You can also try different tempos, music styles, and even a virtual jam session between several musicians.

Starting points:
http://www.ninjam.com
http://www.devplant.com/ninjam-music
http://www.reaper.fm

Assistentti: Jari Kleimola, jari.kleimola(ät)tml.hut.fi
Audioediting
Make a sound file (few minutes of lenght). You can mix for example sound effects, music or speech and use the sound processing features of audioediting programs. The file should sound consistent and reasonable as a whole. You can use various shareware/trial programs for editing like Goldwave, Adobe Audition or Audacity (Linux). Being creative is allowed.

Starting points:
Audio Production Tools

Assistant: Jani Kaleva, jkaleva(ät)cc.hut.fi
Videoediting
Compose a video file (few minutes) and try to make the content reasonably whole and sensible. You can aquire material on the internet or by grabbing from vcr/tv and use Adobe Premier or Sony Vegas (available at TML) to assemble the file and for other tricks (text, cutting and effects). You can also try shareware programs in case you happen to know some good ones.

Starting points:
http://www.mpegx.com/cat.php?dcat=VideoEditor

Assistant: Isto Vilhola, isto.vilhola(ät)hut.fi
Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP)
Get the necessary tools and create a java application for small mobile devices.

Starting points:
http://java.sun.com/products/midp/
Cesar's slides
Sun J2ME Wireless Toolkit
Nokia J2ME Toolkit

Assistant: Alessandro Cogliati, alessandro.cogliati(ät)tml.hut.fi
XSL Stylesheets
Dig into XSL stylesheet standard and make example documents that demonstrate it's uses. You can especially study, e.g., how to adapt content for different platforms using XSL Transformations..

Starting points:
http://www.w3.org/XML/
http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/
X-Smiles Browser

Assistant: Mikko Pohja, mpohja(ät)cc.hut.fi
XForms
Dig into XForms standard and make example documents that demonstrate it's uses. You can also study how the server/client architecture works and make a simple client/server application.

Starting points:
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/#implementations

Assistant: Hannu Järvinen, hannu.jarvinen(ät)tml.hut.fi
Web Services
Create your own web service or use some existing one (e.g., Amazon, Google). A Web Service is a piece of software that makes itself available over the Internet. It is platform and language independent, so any device can make use of it. Basic background concepts are:
  • How you ask for a web service? (SOAP messages)
  • How you describe your web service? (WDSL)
  • How to register, publish, and find a web service? (UDDI)
Starting points:
W3C - Web Services
W3C - WS Architecture
W3C - SOAP
W3C - WDSL
OASIS - UDDI

Some web service providers:
UDDI - Test Register
XMethods
W3C - SOAP
Google Web APIs
Amazon

Assistant: Alessandro Cogliati, alessandro.cogliati(ät)tml.hut.fi
Image and video compression
Learn the basics about digital image and/or video processing, study compression techniques and analyze the properties of different formats.

Starting points:
Wikipedia
Yun Q. Shi and Huifang Sun. Image and Video Compression for Multimedia Engineering: Fundamentals, Algorithms, and Standards. CRC Press, 1999.Wang, Zhou and Bovik, A. C. 2002. A universal image quality index. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 9, pp. 81-84, March 2002.

HUOM: Tässä työssä dokumenttien ja kommunikaation kieli on vain englanti.

Assistant: Carlos Herrero,, carlos.herrero(ät)hut.fi
Audio compression
Study audio compression and compare different formats (MP3, RealAudio, WMA, AMR, AAC, Ogg Vorbis etc). In addition to subjective evaluation you can measure audio quality with some utility.

Starting points:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_data_compression
http://www.tml.tkk.fi/~cherrero/P_Herrero.pdf

Assistant: Carlos Herrero, carlos.herrero(ät)hut.fi
DVD
Study the DVD standard and create your own DVD with menus etc.

Starting points:
http://www.dvddemystified.com/

Assistant: Isto Vilhola, isto.vilhola(ät)hut.fi
WAP/Mobile XHTML Toolkit
Build your own WAP/Mobile XHTML application with Nokia's Toolkit. Use dynamic content.

Starting points:
Nokia Mobile Internet Toolkit 4.0

Assistant: Istvan Beszteri, istvan.beszteri(ät)hut.fi
Java Media Framework
Make a java application (or applet) that uses the multimedia capabilities of JMF API.

Starting points:
http://www.javasoft.com/products/java-media/jmf/index.html

Assistant: Istvan Beszteri, istvan.beszteri(ät)hut.fi
MHP & Superteletext
Study the MHP standard and make a superteletext service (XHTML+CSS) related to, e.g., a TV program (real or imaginary). More information and needed tools from the assistant.

Starting points:
http://www.digitv.fi
http://www.mhp.org/index.php?id=133

Assistant: Jussi Teirikangas, jussi.teirikangas(ät)iki.fi
Your own topic
There are plenty of other good topics not mentioned above. So why not suggest your own topic?

Assistant: Jussi Teirikangas, jussi.teirikangas(ät)iki.fi

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