Hands-On Guide to Flash Video: Web Video and Flash Media Server

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Taylor & Francis, May 2, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 376 pages
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The Hands-On Guide to Flash Video is a professional reference book written by industry experts that are currently helping professionals produce Web video and implement Flash Media Server. This book covers Flash Video production from soup to nuts, beginning with how to configure your camcorder and ending to advanced server techniques like bandwidth detection and FMS logging and reporting. Real word lessons from case studies of successful Flash Video deployments are also included.

Supplemental files located at: www.flashvideobook.com

By reading this book, you'll learn to:

* Shoot high quality video for streaming
* Choose the best encoder and encoding techniques for producing Flash Video
* Deploy Flash Video via progressive download or via the Flash Media Server.
* Create and light a compression friendly set
* Deinterlace and preprocess your video prior to encoding
* Choose encoding parameters like data rate, resolution and frame rate
* Optimize encoding with Sorenson Squeeze, Flix Pro and the Adobe Flash Video Encoder
* Shoot and produce chromakey video for alpha channel delivery
* Customize a Flash player via skinning, and use Cue Points for navigation
* Setup, install, and maintain Flash Media Server

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About the Authors
The Streaming Media Landscape
Designing Your
UseFlat Rather than ThreePoint Lighting
Checking Exposure on the
Lighting for Chroma
Encoding with the Flash Video Encoder
Deploying Progressive Flash Video
FLVPlayback Component
Deploying a SWF File
Customizing the FLV Playback Component
Using Cue Points
Controlling Your Content
Reliably Detecting the End of an FLV Video

Correcting Video and Audio Problems
Preparing for Compression
What WeKnow about Flash Output Parameters
Summary and Recommendations
Producing the Correct Output Resolution in Final Cut
Preprocessing Your Video
Encoding Your Video
Advanced Encoding Controls
MyDecisions and Targets
Encoding with On2 Flix
Encoding with Sorenson Squeeze
Advanced Effects and Playback Options
Creating aGlow Effect in Flash
Playing FullScreen Flash Video
Processing FLV Metadata
Statistics and Reporting on Progressive FLV Delivery
Streaming Video with Flash Media Server
Bandwidth Detection
Provider FVSS
Advanced Flash Media Server Techniques
Case Studies

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About the author (2007)

Jan Ozer has worked with digital video since 1990, originally as VP of Marketing for Iterated Systems, a video compression developer, and thereafter as contributing editor to "PC Magazine" and "E-Media." Since then, Jan has written three books on digital video and has instructed two- and three- day video compression seminars, most recently for the University of Wisconsin.

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