Description : Provides state-of-the-art algorithms for sound capture, processing and enhancement Sound Capture and Processing: Practical Approaches covers the digital signal processing algorithms and devices for capturing sounds, mostly human speech. It explores the devices and technologies used to capture, enhance and process sound for the needs of communication and speech recognition in modern computers and communication devices. This book gives a comprehensive introduction to basic acoustics and microphones, with coverage of algorithms for noise reduction, acoustic echo cancellation, dereverberation and microphone arrays; charting the progress of such technologies from their evolution to present day standard. Sound Capture and Processing: Practical Approaches Brings together the state-of-the-art algorithms for sound capture, processing and enhancement in one easily accessible volume Provides invaluable implementation techniques required to process algorithms for real life applications and devices Covers a number of advanced sound processing techniques, such as multichannel acoustic echo cancellation, dereverberation and source separation Generously illustrated with figures and charts to demonstrate how sound capture and audio processing systems work An accompanying website containing Matlab code to illustrate the algorithms This invaluable guide will provide audio, R&D and software engineers in the industry of building systems or computer peripherals for speech enhancement with a comprehensive overview of the technologies, devices and algorithms required for modern computers and communication devices. Graduate students studying electrical engineering and computer science, and researchers in multimedia, cell-phones, interactive systems and acousticians will also benefit from this book.
Description : This book equips readers with the skills to design multimedia delivery systems. It provides an overview of current research in the area, giving readers a glimpse of what multimedia computers will be doing in the near future. Divided into 2 parts, it discusses how multimedia delivery systems are designed and constructed, and then covers the methods of realizing true multimedia computing. With its authoritative outlook and supplementary material available on authors website, this book will interest all those working in multimedia.
Description : Miriama Young explores the relationship between the human voice and recording technology, offering startling insights into the ways in which recording affects our understanding of the human voice, and more generally, the human body. She discusses a selection of musical works in which the human voice is captured, transformed or synthesized using technology. This book transcends time and musical style to reflect on the larger way in which 'the machine' transforms our comprehension and experience of the human voice. The book is an interdisciplinary enterprise that combines music aesthetics and musical analysis with literature and philosophy.
Description : With a continuously increasing desire for natural and comfortable human/machine interaction, the acoustic interface of any terminal for multimedia or telecommunication services is challenged to allow seamless and hands-free audio communication. Sound Capture for Human-Machine Interfaces introduces the practical aspects of microphone array signal processing and presents various combinations of beamforming and acoustic echo cancellation.
Description : You only get one chance to take the perfect action shot The GoPro camera has taken the market by storm. Durable and weatherproof, these cameras are tailor-made for athletes, filmmakers, journalists, and hobbyists who want a hands-free device. Whether you're BASE-jumping, mountain biking, surfing, or just shooting the next big indie masterpiece, GoPro Cameras For Dummies has you covered with information on how to get the best photos and videos from your camera. Jumpstart your GoPro experience, with helpful advice on how to create and share action-packed photos and videos. Plus you'll get professional insight on how to mount, set, and control your camera for best results no matter the shooting conditions, and how to edit, add music, and share your finished piece. Step-by-step instructions walk you through each process, helping you get acquainted with the GoPro's controls and settings until you're consistently getting great footage. This helpful guide is packed with full-color, full-page examples of GoPro photos from top users, to inspire you to get the most from your new camera. Choose the right camera and add the right accessories Master the settings for any environment Establish framing, work with lighting, and capture sound Edit your images, and put them together as a project Rather than risk bad results with the school of trial by error, master your camera with the help of a professional photographer and videographer. The best action shots can't be re-created, so know what you're doing going in so you can nail that shot the first time. If you're ready to get out there and start shooting, grab your gear and grab GoPro Cameras For Dummies, your personal GoPro coach.
Description : Mobile devices have evolved to focus on rich media production and consumption. Developers of mobile applications are able to create applications that allow people to play, capture, and share media in a variety of new ways on mobile devices. The popularity of Android has soared in part because the platform offers developers a rich set of capabilities including access to media capturing and playback functions. Pro Android Media provides concise and clear instruction on how to utilize the media APIs made available through Android to create dynamic apps. It takes you from a simple means to gain access to the camera to complex video capture and sharing examples. It also covers sound, graphics, painting, and more—everything you need to make your app come "alive." After reading this book, the app you create will showcase the best of multimedia that Android has to offer.
Description : Sound for Film and Television, Third Edition provides a thorough introduction to the fascinating field of recording, editing, mixing, and exhibiting film and television sound. It strikes a fine balance between aesthetic and technical content, combining theory and practice to approach sound as both an art and a science. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest advances in HD technology, new hardware and software systems, new distribution methods, wireless sound capture, and more. Also, analog-related content has been reduced and transferred to the chapters covering historical techniques. Sections on troubleshooting and FAQs have been added to help you avoid common pitfalls in sound production. Written by one of Hollywood's leading sound experts, Sound for Film and Television provides a solid grounding in all aspects of the sound process. Basic principles are presented with illustrations demonstrating how they affect the day-to-day activities on a film or television set, in the editing room, and in the mix room. The accompanying audio DVD contains more than 50 tracks that demonstrate practical, real-world examples of key concepts presented in the book. A companion Web site provides further resources and information: http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/Holman/SoundforFilmandTelevision/ Please use the access code located in the beginning of the book to register for access to the Web site.