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Adobe Flash CS4 Video Tutorial


Flash is by far the leading web video platform, enabling you to put your marketing message or artistic vision online in a form that can be viewed by almost anyone with a web browser. In these tutorials, author, Michael Hurwicz, provides all the information you need to publish your own Flash video projects. From putting a video onto your website quickly, easily and elegantly to implementing a customized video player of your own design, these tutorials will provide the foundation you need to accomplish your goals with web video. Join the web video revolution: Create your own cutting edge; media-rich web sites with Flash CS4 Professional. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the movie links.

Flash Video Basics

Overview
Encoding & Keyframes
Video Codecs & Flash Player Version
Bit Rate / Frame Rate & Frame Size
Video Standards: NTSC & PAL
Pixel Aspect Ratio
Interlaced vs. Progressive Video

Deploying Flash Video

Overview of Flash Video
Embedded vs. External Video
Progressive Download vs. Streaming
Deploying with Dreamweaver
Deploying Video with Flash pt. 1
Deploying Video with Flash pt. 2
Deploying Video with Flash pt. 3
Deploying with SWFObject pt. 1
Deploying with SWFObject pt. 2
A Note on IE's ActiveX Warning

Working with SWFObject

SWFObject & JW Player pt. 1
SWFObject & JW Player pt. 2
SWFObject & JW Player pt. 3
Not Using Optional Arguments
SWFObject Generator

Video Import & Export

Flash Video Import Options pt. 1
Flash Video Import Options pt. 2
Flash Video Import Options pt. 3
Flash Video Export – FLV & AVI
Flash Video Export – MOV
Exporting Flash Animation
Exporting a Sequence of Images

FLVPlayback Component 3.0 version

Introduction & Setup
align / autoPlay / cuePoints / isLive / preview
scaleMode & Other Parameters
Customizing the Skin pt. 1
Customizing the Skin pt. 2

Introduction to ActionScript for Flash Video

Overview
Behaviors for Embedded Video pt. 1
Behaviors for Embedded Video pt. 2
The Actions Panel
ActionScript 3.0 vs. ActionScript 2.0
Instantiating an FLVPlayback Component in AS
Creating & Loading a Preview Image pt. 1
Creating & Loading a Preview Image pt. 2
Creating & Loading a Preview Image pt. 3
Setting the Buffer Time pt. 1
Setting the Buffer Time pt. 2

Captions & Cue Points

FLVPlaybackCaptioning Component pt. 1
FLVPlaybackCaptioning Component pt. 2
Formatting Captions with Timed Text XML
Captions with Cue Points & Dynamic Text pt. 1
Captions with Cue Points & Dynamic Text pt. 2
Viewing Metadata Including Cue Points
Seekable Transcript Using Cue Points
Dynamic Cue Points for FLVPlayback pt. 1
Dynamic Cue Points for FLVPlayback pt. 2

Automated Speech Transcript

Overview
Premiere Pro pt. 1
Premiere Pro pt. 2
Soundbooth & Media Encoder
Flash pt. 1
Flash pt. 2

The AS2.0 FLVPlayback Component

Manual & Dynamic Instantiation
FLVPlayback with the Window Component pt. 1
FLVPlayback with the Window Component pt. 2
FLVPlayback with the Window Component pt. 3
FLVPlayback with the Window Component pt. 4
Get Window Title from FLV Metadata pt. 1
Get Window Title from FLV Metadata pt. 2
Get Window Title from FLV Metadata pt. 3
Assign Parameters in HTML with SWFObject
Scope / Timelines & “this”

Players 6 & 7 Using MediaPlayback

Overview & Limitations
Determining the Codec for an Existing FLV
MediaPlayback Component for Flash 6 pt. 1
MediaPlayback Component for Flash 6 pt. 2
MediaPlayback Component for Flash 6 pt. 3
ActionScript for MediaPlayback pt. 1
ActionScript for MediaPlayback pt. 2
ActionScript for MediaPlayback pt. 3

FLVPlayback Parameters (AS 3.0)

align / autoPlay & cuePoints
isLive / preview & scaleMode
Skin Parameters / Volume
Adding a Custom Buffering Indicator pt. 1
Adding a Custom Buffering Indicator pt. 2
Adding a Custom Buffering Indicator pt. 3
Adding a Custom Buffering Indicator pt. 4
Adding Playback Controls pt. 1
Adding Playback Controls pt. 2
Displaying Playhead Time
Volume Control pt. 1
Volume Control pt. 2
Volume Control pt. 3
Volume Control pt. 4
SWFObject & flashvars pt. 1
SWFObject & flashvars pt. 2

Adjusting to Internet Connection Speed

Setting Buffer Time pt. 1
Setting Buffer Time pt. 2
Setting Buffer Time pt. 3
Offering Multiple Bit Rates: Introduction
FLVPlayback with SMIL pt. 1
FLVPlayback with SMIL pt. 2
FLVPlayback with SMIL pt. 3
Dynamic Streaming pt. 1
Dynamic Streaming pt. 2
Dynamic Streaming pt. 3

Other Cool Fun Stuff

Using an Alpha Channel
Applying Filters to Video pt. 1
Applying Filters to Video pt. 2
Applying Filters to Video pt. 3
Blend Modes pt. 1
Blend Modes pt. 2
Blend Modes & Subtract
Blend Modes / Erase & Alpha
Blend Modes & ActionScript
Pixel Bender pt. 1
Pixel Bender pt. 2
Pixel Bender pt. 3
Pixel Bender pt. 4
Tween / Rotate / 3D & Motion Editor pt. 1
Tween / Rotate / 3D & Motion Editor pt. 2

Course Wrap Up

Review
About the Author


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