Producing Flash CS3 Video: Techniques for Video Pros and Web Designers

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Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Computers - 243 pages
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* Best practices for production, encoding, and integration
* Build custom video players for web and mobile use
* Apply transparency and effects with After Effects

Design and develop video applications with Flash Professional CS3. In quick primer chapters, you'll get the best practices for shooting video for Flash distribution and the basics of how to design Flash applications for compelling user experiences. Subsequent chapters demonstrate the integrated use of Flash Professional with Dreamweaver, Device Central, and After Effects in practical tutorials. Annotated ActionScript 3 code gives you the facility to build your video applications.

In 27 progressive tutorials, you'll acquire practical experience in the cutting edge techniques for:

* Encoding single files, batch files, and embedding cue points in video.
* Customizing FLVPlayback components
* Building Flash Video players from scratch to include cue points, full screen events, and current playback time
* Applying transparency, masks, and effects to enhance Flash Video.
* Looping Flash Video continuously or in creative combinations
* Embedding Flash Video in HTML pages for web deployment
* Integrating Flash Video with XML, closed caption text, and JavaScript
* Preparing video for streaming servers and mobile devices including a Flash Lite application with device video

The companion DVD-ROM contains project media for all 27 tutorials that teach the nuts and bolts of implementing video in Flash applications on web pages and on alternative devices.

* Google video, YouTube and others are fueling a boom in video over the Web.
* Author is a qualified video pro and Flash developer that can speak to both Flash content designers and video professionals.
* Tutorial projects put the theory into practice with media provided on the companion DVD.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 3 An Introduction to Flash Professional and ActionScript 3
23
CHAPTER 4 Encoding Flash Video
39
CHAPTER 5 Customizing Flash Video Players
71
CHAPTER 6 Interactive Video Concepts
111
CHAPTER 7 Video Transparency and Effects
137
CHAPTER 8 Enhancing Flash Deployment
157
CHAPTER 9 More Flash Video Applications
169
CHAPTER 10 Flash Media Server and Flash Lite Video
209
Index
231
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John Skidgel is an award-winning user interface designer who designed the Flash Video Kit that shipped with Macromedia Dreamweaver. Having designed several products at both Adobe and Macromedia, he has great insight into producing Flash Video with the Creative Suite. He is currently a senior designer at Google where he designs tools for Web designers and developers. He is the author of two books in the Focal Press DV Expert Series entitled 'Producing 24p Video' and 'Designing Menus with Encore DVD.'

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