Flash MX Video / Edition 1 by Kristian Besley, Brian Monnone, Hoss Gifford, Todd Marks | | 9781590591727 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Flash MX Video / Edition 1

Flash MX Video / Edition 1

by Kristian Besley, Brian Monnone, Hoss Gifford, Todd Marks
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590591720

ISBN-13: 9781590591727

Pub. Date: 06/30/2003

Publisher: Apress

Let's make movies! Interactive movies, totally integrated into your Flash interface! With Macromedia Flash MX you have the power to import digital video and sound, and manipulate them just like any other media object. That's a whole world of design possibilities.

This book hopes to take you through all you'll need to know about producing such wonderful sites.

Overview

Let's make movies! Interactive movies, totally integrated into your Flash interface! With Macromedia Flash MX you have the power to import digital video and sound, and manipulate them just like any other media object. That's a whole world of design possibilities.

This book hopes to take you through all you'll need to know about producing such wonderful sites. The first section will give you a thorough grounding in how best to import your video and sound into Flash and the many different ways that you can manipulate it once it's in there. Then, in the second section, we'll go through a complete real-world case study from pre-production on the video to final output on the web and CD-ROM. Finally, we'll see how you can apply use some advanced ActionScripting with video, and create a fully object-orientated sound and video playing Flash component that you'll be able to use time and time again.

The inclusion of video support is the most noticeable and exciting feature in Flash MX - viewers who have the tiny Flash plug-in installed can now see video material that would otherwise necessitate the lengthy downloads and clunky interfaces of other web video plug-ins. This book is the guide you need for this exciting new universe, offering inspiration and technical guidance in equal measures.

This book assumes no knowledge beyond an ability to work with Flash MX's interface, and is not intended for those with substantial digital video experience. As such, this book does not assume that the reader has access to expensive video-editing software. All you need for this book is access to Flash MX, and some imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590591727
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
06/30/2003
Edition description:
2002 First Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 7.50(d)

Table of Contents

Welcome1
Code and video downloads1
Layout conventions2
Support - we're here to help3
Section 1Core Concepts
1.Introducing Video5
What is video currently used for on the web?6
Music promos6
Movie trailers7
Product display8
Educational9
Television and webcasts11
The bad news: why the WWW is not the new TV12
Not enough users have broadband web connections12
The average Mac or PC isn't powerful enough12
There isn't a standard delivery method13
The good news: why Flash MX has the answer13
A widespread video plug-in at last14
A better solution to dealing with file size & processor constraints15
Animation15
Educational16
Movie16
Conclusion16
2.Editing Video19
Non-linear editing21
FireWire and DV21
Transitions22
Movie Maker for Windows XP24
Starting up25
Working with the clip library30
Splitting a clip into two30
Combining a number of clips31
Editing modes in Movie Maker31
Storyboard mode31
Timeline mode32
iMovie for the Mac36
Starting up36
Editing modes in iMovie44
Storyboard mode44
Timeline mode44
Other iMovie tricks and features50
Clip direction50
Clip speed50
Clip effects50
Audio fading and volume51
CD track import52
Mic import52
Titles53
3.Bringing Video into Flash57
Before importing58
Import settings60
Frame rate60
Quality61
Keyframe interval61
Scale62
Synchronization62
Sound63
Sorenson Squeeze65
Squeezing the video67
Video Filter Settings72
4.Working with Video in Flash79
Streaming Flash video80
The bandwidth profiler84
Self-contained videos87
Manipulating video timelines93
Controlling multiple video clips106
5.Adding Effects to Flash Video119
Creative masking120
Masking with text121
Texture122
Multiple masks123
Movie clip properties124
Skewing126
Flipping130
Brightness131
Tint131
Alpha133
Advanced Effect136
6.Sound141
Wave editors142
Sound cleaning143
Sound Forge for Windows143
Sound Studio 2 for Macintosh149
Sound in Flash155
Music155
Streaming and events159
Stream159
Event160
Start and stop161
Flash sound effects161
7.The Sound Object169
Introducing the Sound object170
start170
stop170
setPan170
setVolume171
loadSound171
Additional methods171
Sound and video in flux177
The position property180
It's not over 'til the onSoundComplete184
Section 2Case Study
8.Planning, production, and post production191
Failing to plan is planning to fail193
Reviewing the footage194
Capturing the video195
Tune!197
9.Inside Flash201
Abstraction202
Flash structure203
Time to touch base204
Take control210
10.Adding Sound and Distributing the Project219
Sound220
Has it loaded yet?225
Where are we in the video?226
Can we show it to everyone else yet?228
Section 3Advanced Concepts
11.Scripting with Video and Sound237
Objects and object-oriented programming238
The simple object239
Methods and properties240
Classes and inheritance242
Prototypes243
Scope244
Components245
Our sound & video player component248
The equalizer261
The video files269
Putting everything together274
Outro285
AppendixPlug-ins287
QuickTime288
RealOne Player290
Windows Media Player291
Index293

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