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Cd-I Designer's Gde - Signe Hoffos

Paperback Published: 30th September 1992
ISBN: 9780077075804
Number Of Pages: 464

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The book examines how CD-I technology - which is backed by Apple Computer, Kodak, Philips, and others - compares to other interactive media and includes guidelines for designing CD-I applications, implementing a CD-I production progam, designing display screens, and much more.

Preface
Introduction
Interactive multimediap. 1
From many media to multimediap. 2
New technology?p. 7
Multimedia platformsp. 12
Multimedia systemsp. 13
Compact Disc-Digital Audio (CD-DA)p. 14
Compact Disc plus Graphics (CD+G)p. 16
Compact Disc-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM)p. 17
LaserDiscs: LaserVision and CD-V (CD-Video)p. 22
LaserDisc-Read Only Memory (LD-ROM)p. 24
Interactive Video (IV)p. 24
From analogue to digitalp. 28
Compression and decompressionp. 29
Photo Compact Disc (Photo CD)p. 36
Digital Video Interactive (DVI) technologyp. 38
Desktop video (DTV)p. 41
Commodore Dynamic Total Vision (CDTV)p. 42
CD-ROM eXtended Architecture (CD-ROM XA)p. 45
Compact Disc-Interactive (CD-I)p. 47
Electronic booksp. 50
Recordable and erasable discsp. 51
Multimedia standardsp. 53
Winners and losersp. 54
Multimedia titlesp. 57
CD-DAp. 57
CD-ROMp. 58
LaserDiscsp. 61
Interactive Video (IV)p. 62
DVI Technologyp. 65
Desktop videop. 68
CDTVp. 69
CD-ROM XAp. 72
CD-I titles for the consumer marketp. 73
CD-I applications in professional marketsp. 79
European initiativesp. 83
Building bridgesp. 85
Publishing multimediap. 87
Consumer marketsp. 87
Launching CD-Ip. 93
Push you, pull mep. 95
The price is rightp. 97
Some publishers' viewsp. 99
Key questionsp. 101
Trends and opportunitiesp. 102
Publishing in-housep. 106
Copyrightp. 107
Designing for interactivityp. 114
The fruit bowlp. 114
Introducing interactivityp. 116
Initial designp. 117
Identifying the audiencep. 120
Establishing a structurep. 125
Navigationp. 127
Data managementp. 134
Creative choicesp. 138
Added valuep. 143
Some advice from the fieldp. 148
CD-I discs and drivesp. 153
The Green Bookp. 153
Data organization and streamingp. 154
CD modes and formsp. 156
CD data transfer channelsp. 158
CD tracks and sectorsp. 159
CD structurep. 159
CD-I sectorsp. 163
CD-I drives or playersp. 166
CD-RTOSp. 172
CD-RTOS file managersp. 174
Audio and video on CD-Ip. 180
CD storage capacitiesp. 180
CD-I audio: technical overviewp. 183
CD-I video: technical overviewp. 190
Creating special effects on CD-Ip. 206
Interleaving audio and videop. 215
Watching TVp. 219
The production teamp. 221
Learning from experiencep. 221
The production teamp. 222
Internal and external resourcesp. 230
Explaining interactivityp. 234
Documentationp. 235
Observations from the fieldp. 238
Stages in productionp. 240
Stages in production: Interactive videop. 240
Stages in production: CD-Ip. 244
Converting IV to CD-Ip. 257
Bridge discsp. 262
Safe copiesp. 264
Screen designp. 265
Information versus decorationp. 265
Ergonomicsp. 268
Establishing conventionsp. 270
Colourp. 272
Cursorsp. 278
Icons and objectsp. 280
Typographyp. 282
Writing for the screenp. 286
Consistencyp. 288
Field testingp. 290
Programming for CD-Ip. 291
Programming for interactivityp. 291
Programming languagesp. 299
Programming and authoringp. 300
Productivity tools for CD-Ip. 305
A sample programp. 313
Case historyp. 321
Backgroundp. 321
Project teamp. 322
Timetablep. 322
Adaptation studyp. 323
Instructional design and software specificationp. 326
Audio-visual productionp. 328
Authoringp. 330
Evaluationp. 338
Promotionp. 341
Implementationp. 341
Appendix 1: Video and computersp. 343
Appendix 2: Data storage on discp. 359
Appendix 3: Glossaryp. 373
Appendix 4: Multimedia timelinep. 405
Appendix 5: Further readingp. 421
Appendix 6: Addressesp. 429
Indexesp. 435
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ISBN: 9780077075804
ISBN-10: 0077075803
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 30th September 1992
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1