Playboy videos compressed 50% more than Arnold Schwarznegger action clips.
It's the difference between smooth curves and subtle gradations of color
on the one hand,
and sharp edges and jump cuts on the other.
Multimedia approaches can offer another avenue to
improving organizational effectiveness,
particularly when integrated with web-based development.
However, there are a fair number of "gotchas",
- the large size of the files can strain storage systems
- and expose novel failure modes in hitherto reliable operating systems
- the process of translation from analog to digital formats is not completely transparent
- playback of digital video is occasionally subject to anomalies
has maintained & enhanced a large Informix 4GL database used
to manage multimedia advertising applications &
satellite transmissions for a cable TV advertising firm.
has built and enhanced several Intranet reporting systems
to track the delivery and playback of the video used by this system.
has developed an all-advertising-all-the-time cable channel using Scala software on NT boxes.
The channel presented complex combinations of text,
graphics, audio, and full-motion video in automated streams,
returning log files used to verify correctness.
has developed a distributed client/server
application for transporting digital video by satellite.
has written a multi-media application
for a PC character-generator board in C++.
This customized video for a direct marketing effort,
using a PC character generator
and video control hardware
to inscribe each customer's name and individualized data
at selected spots in the video.
rewrote an application used to control overlay of commercials on various
took the application down from 40,000 lines of C code to 12,000,
while improving reliablity at the same time
(to begin with, there were now 28,000 lines of code that couldn't break).
wrote several tools to automate testing thereof.