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Introduction to Multimedia Systems

Official name: LI10 Introduction to Multimedia Systems

  • Winter (4th quarter)
  • 2nd year students
  • 2 credits
  • No prerequisites
  • Coordinator: Shigeo Takahashi
  • Instructor for ICTG class: Julián Villegas
  • Tuesdays 15:10–16:50 (M3)
  • Fridays 15:10–16:50 (M3)


  • We significantly rely on digital media such as interactive, audio, and video.
  • These media in turns relies on broadcasting through the Internet, communication among mobile devices, etc.
  • This course aims at understanding how digital life is supported by a variety of media technologies, by learning characteristics of multimedia, its components, associated processing and communication techniques, along with expected development of multimedia systems.
  • Participating in this course will offer you a beneficial guideline to further study advanced courses related to digital information technology.



  • Digital representation in multimedia,
  • Digital terminals and systems that constitute multimedia,
  • Fundamental methods of editing multimedia contents,
  • Role of multimedia on the Internet and its associated service, and
  • Multimedia technologies well fit into our daily life.

Class schedule

  • Introductions
  • Multimedia Overview
  • Graphics and Image Representations (1)
  • Graphics and Image Representations (2)
  • Color in Image and Video (1)
  • Color in Image and Video (2)
  • Fundamentals in Video (1)
  • Fundamentals in Video (2)
  • Basics of Digital Audio (1)
  • Basics of Digital Audio (2)
  • Compressing Media
  • Compression Standards
  • Media Distribution and Protection
  • Media Trends

Teaching materials

• Fundamentals of Multimedia
• 2nd Edition (2014)
• By Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew and Jiangchuan Liu • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-05290-8
• DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05290-8
• Softcover ISBN978-3-319-34678-6

Evaluation method

Final exam50%

Referential sources

Handouts: http://onkyo.u-aizu.ac.jp/classes/ims/