Multimedia Hardware

Multimedia hardware hardware refers to the set of all physical devices attached work computer system
Like:  speaker, monitor, camera, printer,

Media PC configuration:

The configuration of a multimedia computer is little higher and sophisticated as compared to normal personal computer the multimedia application demands fast CPU, high volume of main memory, and secondary storage like CD and DVDs

Required PC configuration for multimedia:

  • Processing Unit with a speed of 3.0 GHz or higher.
  • Main Board of 800 MHz front side bus
  • At least 512 MB RAM of 400 MHz frequency
  • 80 to 200 GB hard disk
  • Compact disc writer
  • Digital video disc writer
  • ATX Cabinet
  • Multimedia keyboard
  • Optical mouse
  • Colour monitor
  • Media speaker
  • Microphone
  • High-resolution flatbed scanner

Input devices:

1) Touch screen:
The touch screen is a special input device that only needs a finger touch to supply inputs to the system touch screen monitor with spatial pressure-sensitive screen that detects that touch detect The Touch of fingers on a particular point on the screen

The type of input device they are used to transfer printed or handmade pictures or diagrams into the computer they are generally used to transfer pictures or drawing ,they are comparetivily cheap and available in different models and resolution,.

types of scanner sheetfed scanner, drum scanner, and a handheld scanner

3) Optical character recognition system

 OCRS is the special software that converts any printed textual information back to the electrical form which can again be processed, OCR scans the given documents and match characters with a library of characters present in the software and then decides that which character is written.

4) Digital camera:

 these are the latest type of cameras which use magnetic or semiconductor Technologies to store the picture digital cameras are easier to transfer any documents at any time on a computer

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Multimedia operating system:


Multimedia operating system multimedia operating system must contained high capability and performance than a normal operating system multimedia operating system comes with integrated future features for playback of video and audio.

Capability of multimedia PC will have:

  • Audio playback via integrated or extension audio card
  • Processor and video card capable of video playback
  • CD or DVD drives are common but not required
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