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Technical Manual
Creating Media for the
Motorola E398 Handset
Version 1.0

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  • Page 1 Technical Manual Creating Media for the Motorola E398 Handset Version 1.0...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ............................... 4 EFERENCES ............................. 4 EVISION ISTORY DISPLAY ..............................5 ............................. 6 ISPLAY GRAPHICS & VIDEO..........................7 ........................7 UPPORTED ICTURE ORMATS E398....................8 UPPORTED IDEO ORMATS FOR THE (EMS) S ..................8 NHANCED ESSAGING ERVICE UPPORT ..........................9 CREENSAVER UPPORT ..........................
  • Page 3: Overview

    Overview Overview Welcome to the Creating Media for the Motorola E398 Handset guide. This guide contains all the information you need to get started developing pictures, animation, and sounds for the Motorola E398 handset. The Motorola E398 Handset Guide covers the following areas: •...
  • Page 4: References

    Term Definition WBMP Wireless Bitmap References The following references provide information related to developing media for the Motorola E398 handset: Organization 3GPP http://www.3gpp.org Infrared Data Association http://www.irda.org MIDI Manufacturers Association http://www.midi.org Motorola Developer Program http://www.motocoder.com Moving Pictures Experts Group mpeg.telecomitalialab.com WAP Forum http://www.wapforum.org...
  • Page 5: Display

    Display Display This chapter describes the display characteristics for the Motorola E398 handset. The images below show the different handsets (hardware design subject to change) and where they are being offered. E398...
  • Page 6: Display Info

    Display Info The physical internal display characteristics of the Motorola E398 handset are as follows: Item Description Screen resolution 176w x 220h pixels Screen dimensions 29 x 39 mm viewing area Pixel pitch .17 mm pitch, square Color depth 16 bits...
  • Page 7: Graphics & Video

    Graphics & Video Graphics & Video This chapter describes the graphic environment available in the Motorola E398 handset. It includes information on picture and animation formats, size restrictions, pre-defined media, and more. Use this chapter as a reference when creating pictures or animations that support your products.
  • Page 8: Supported Video Formats For The E398

    Sub QCIF 2 (medium) 128x96 Full QCIF 176x144 Note: Video can only be played back after a download is complete. Streaming video is not supported. Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) Support The Motorola E398 handset supports use of the following animation settings:...
  • Page 9: Screensaver Support

    Frames 4 frames maximum (EMS animations only) Rate 500 ms Loop Continuous The Motorola E398 handset supports use of the following picture settings: Type Description Small 16 x 16 pixels (32 bytes = 256 bits) Large 32 x 32 pixels (128 bytes = 1024 bits)
  • Page 10: Wallpaper Support

    Colors: Up to 65535 Recommended File Size: up to 90kb Screen savers are displayed using the entire screen. In the event an image is larger or smaller than the display, the following rules apply: • Image too small – image is shown at actual size and centered on display. •...
  • Page 11 Graphics & Video Dimensions: 176 x 220 Colors: Up to 65535 Recommended File Size: up to 15kb Wallpaper images are displayed on screen as shown below. Wallpaper images appear Wallpaper images appear Wallpaper image. behind all screen elements behind all screen elements (example only) on the idle screen.
  • Page 12: Theme Support

    “Screensaver Support”. Theme Support The Motorola E398 handset support themes. A theme is a wallpaper, a screensaver, and a ring tone combined into a data set that enables users to customize their experience on the handset. Theme components are grouped together and downloaded to the handset as a bundle.
  • Page 13 Graphics & Video The following definitions apply to the Motorola Theme File (.mtf): • MTF Header – Contains the string “MTF” • Version – $ 10 represents 1.0, $ 11 represents 1.1, etc • Number of Fields – Denotes how many component files are inside the MTF file •...
  • Page 14: Sound

    ‘bass thump’. The two transducers allow stereo capability. 3D Stereo Support Two approaches exist to create 3D Audio files for the Motorola E398 handset. These approaches are described below: • Take an existing piece of music and spaitialize it •...
  • Page 15: Spatialize New Material

    Sound Starting out with a bad sound file will only give you a worse sounding one at the end of this process. 2. Create a linear FFT filter to reduce bass material from between 800-1000hz down to zero. This helps to eliminate unrealized bass material. 3.
  • Page 16: Ring Tones

    Ring Tones Ring tones should not exceed 30 seconds because most voice mail systems pick up after four rings (16-25 seconds depending on the system). Supported Sound Formats The Motorola E398 handset support the following sound formats: Type Description iMelody...
  • Page 17 Minimum Duration per note: 20ms Maximum Duration (NW dependent): 16-30 secs MIDI Key Mapping The Motorola E398 handset supports all 128 general MIDI instruments and the standard drum kit, but due to frequency limitations, not all MIDI notes are supported for all patches. Patch...
  • Page 18 Patch Valid MIDI Patch Names Number Note Numbers Acoustic Guitar (steel) 36-84 Electric Guitar (jazz) 36-86 Electric Guitar (clean) 36-86 Electric Guitar (muted) 36-86 Overdriven Guitar 36-96 Distortion Guitar 36-96 Guitar Harmonics 36-96 Acoustic Bass 24-72 Electric Bass (finger) 24-72 Electric Bass (pick) 24-72 Fretless Bass...
  • Page 19 Sound Patch Valid MIDI Patch Names Number Note Numbers Trombone 36-96 Tuba 24-72 Muted Trumpet 48-84 French Horn 36-96 Brass Section 24-96 Synth Brass 1 24-96 Synth Brass 2 24-96 Soprano Sax 48-89 Alto Sax 48-84 Tenor Sax 36-84 Baritone Sax 24-84 Oboe 48-96...
  • Page 20 Patch Valid MIDI Patch Names Number Note Numbers Pad 2 (warm) 36-96 Pad 3 (polysynth) 36-96 Pad 4 (choir) 36-96 Pad 5 (bowed) 36-96 Pad 6 (metallic) 36-96 Pad 7 (halo) 36-96 Pad 8 (sweep) 36-96 FX 1 (rain) 36-96 FX 2 (soundtrack) 36-96 FX 3 (crystal)
  • Page 21: Midi Audio Guidelines

    MIDI Audio Guidelines The following are suggested guidelines to maximize sound quality while reducing the overall file size of a MIDI Ring Tone file for use with the Motorola E398 handset. Tip 1: Use MIDI’s running status feature In the MIDI standard, a key-on or a key-off event will use, at most, three bytes each.
  • Page 22 track per used MIDI channel. That is, if a temple/conductor track exists, merge it with the first instrument track and remove all unnecessary meta-events such as the “track name” and “lyric” meta-events. To summarize, the following measures can be taken in order to reduce the SMF: 1.
  • Page 23: Mp3 Audio Guidelines

    Sound Multifunction Transducer Frequency Response - In Application 1000 10000 Frequency, Hz However, the transducer will also reproduce vibration signals at its vibration resonant frequency of 157Hz. The nearest synthesized note is D#1 (i.e. the first D# below Middle C). For long duration continuous signals at the vibration resonant frequency, the maximum amplitude should be restricted to 15dB below maximum to avoid distortion.
  • Page 24: Available Sound Properties

    “mix file” and can be recalled later to be used as a ringtone or sent to another mobile phone using SMS or email. The initial release of the Motorola E398 will not support mobile originated messages containing MIDI files.
  • Page 25: Base Track File Format

    Sound The four variations defined for each part are referred to as “Variation A,” Variation B,” Variation A with effect,” and “Variation B with effect.” The user interface for the MotoMixer editor allows the user to modify three settings for each part: instrument on/off, which enables or disables the part entirely;...
  • Page 26: Instruments

    MIDI piano-like instruments may be represented by a single piano sound – Acoustic Grand Piano may sound like Electric Piano 2). The Motorola E398 handset support the full instrument set with very limited re-mapping. The General MIDI Percussion Map will be used for the drum part, so no instrument should be specified for the variations of the drum part.
  • Page 27: Tempo

    Sound Tempo The tempo of the base track must be specified at a time 0 of the base track file. Tempo is specified in microseconds per quarter note in a standard MIDI “Set Tempo” meta-event. If the tempo is not set in the MIDI file, or is not set at time 0, the tempo will default to 500,000 microseconds per quarter note (120 beats per minute).
  • Page 28: Appendix A: Mime Types

    The list is sorted by category and provides file type descriptions, as well as the MIME types used to download different media files. NOTE: The file and MIME types shown below are not supported by all Motorola handsets. Please refer to the handset’s media guide to determine what file types a particular handset supports.
  • Page 29: Index

    Infrared Data Association, 3 Wireless Bitmap, 4 JPEG format, 7 MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2003.