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Flash Video Tutorial


Video and the Internet are ideally matched; video is the medium that most closely reflects our day-to-day visual experiences, and the Internet is a boundless playground filled with interesting content. Recent bandwidth improvements together with the improved video capabilities of Flash Professional 8 has now made it possible for web designers to use video content to its full potential. Flash now has more video importing and compression options, alpha channel video support, can trim and edit video clips, apply color correction, and now ships with a new stand-alone video encoding tool. If you are interested in joining this revolution to create your own cutting edge, interactive, and media-rich Flash video applications, this series of movies has been produced with you in mind. author, James Gonzalez, is here to provide all the information you’ll need to create and publish your own Flash Video projects and enter this new era of abundant and accessible web delivered video. Work files also accompany the tutorial. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Flash Video links.

Introduction

About This Course
Why Flash Video?
How Flash Video (FLV) Works
Examples Of Flash Video
Flash Video Features

Working With Flash Video: An Overview

About Video & the Web
Capturing Good Video For Web Delivery
Flash Video Delivery Options
Authoring Flash Video With Dreamweaver
Authoring Video With Flash
Controlling Video Playback In Flash
Encoding & Creating Flash Video (FLV) Files
Video Codecs
Encoding Best Practices

Important Video Terminology & Concepts

Video Bit Rate
Keyframes
Video Standards: NTSC & PAL
Frame Size
Frame Rate
Pixel Aspect Ratios
Interlaced vs. Progressive Video

Flash Video Delivery Options

Embedded Video (SWF)
Progressive Download (FLV)
Streaming Video (FLV)
Pros & Cons Of Streaming
When to Use Streaming Delivery
Comparing Delivery Techniques

Importing Video

Flash Video Import Options
Advantages of Linked vs. Embedded Video
Supported Import Video Formats
Flash Video Output Formats
Importing FLV Files With the Import Wizard pt. 1
Importing FLV Files With the Import Wizard pt. 2
Encoding In the Import Wizard pt. 1
Encoding In the Import Wizard pt. 2
Cropping & Trimming Video In the Import Wizard
Embedding Cue Points
Capturing & Publishing Live Video

Using FLV Playback Components

Flash Components
The FLV Playback Component
Configuring the FLV Playback Component
Customizing the FLV Playback Skin
Creating Your Own FLV Playback Skins pt. 1
Creating Your Own FLV Playback Skins pt. 2
The FLV Playback Custom UI Components
Setting Up FLV Playback Custom UI Components
Seekbar & VolumeBar Components pt. 1
Seekbar & VolumeBar Components pt. 2

Controlling Video With ActionScript

Controlling Embedded Video With Behaviors
ActionScript Syntax & Language Fundamentals
The Actions Panel
Actions & Event Handlers
Controlling Video With Stop & Go Actions
Controlling Video With Frame Labels pt. 1
Controlling Video With Frame Labels pt. 2
Controlling Video With Frame Labels pt. 3
Scripting Dynamic FLV Playback pt. 1
Scripting Dynamic FLV Playback pt. 2
Scripting Dynamic FLV Playback pt. 3

Editing Flash Video

Editing Clips In the Import Wizard
Editing Video With Camtasia Producer
Editing Video With Premiere Pro

Using the Flash Pro 8 Video Encoder

Overview Of the Flash Pro 8 Encoder
Encoding Video
Advanced Settings
Working With Cue Points
Adding Seek Functionality With Cue Points pt. 1
Adding Seek Functionality With Cue Points pt. 2
Seek to Specified Durations With Cue Points
Flash Encoder Preferences

Encoding Flash Video With Flix Pro

Flix 8 & On2 VP6 Codec
System Requirements
Supported Input & Output Formats
Flix 8 Interface Overview pt. 1
Flix 8 Interface Overview pt. 2
Vector Tracing
Encoding Options & Recommendations
Encoding Comparisons & Conclusions

Encoding Flash Video With Sorenson Squeeze

Squeeze Application Overview
The Squeeze Interface
Squeeze Features pt. 1
Squeeze Features pt. 2
Encoding Flash Video & Conclusion

Deployment Using the Flash Media Server

Overview Of the Media Server
Media Server Components
System Requirements
Flash Media Server Architecture
Managing the Server With the Management Console
Tips for Developing Media Server Applications
Broadcasting Live Video
Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS)

Project: Encoding Flash Video

Acquiring Video With Camtasia Recorder
Recorder Audio & Video Settings
Editing Clips In the Import Wizard
Encoding With the Flash 8 Encoder
Controlling Embedded Video With Behaviors

Course Wrap Up

What You Have Learned
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