Foundation Flash 8 Video by Tom Green, Jordan L Chilcott

By Tom Green, Jordan L Chilcott

During this booklet you will examine: * the fundamentals of video enhancing utilizing motion picture Maker 2, iMovie, and extra* how one can import your video into Flash* easy methods to paintings with Flash Video parts* numerous of the recent beneficial properties of Flash eight, together with alpha channels, filters, and blends tips to grasp a number of impressive video results, resembling eco-friendly monitor superimposing, video partitions, getting your clients into the thick of the motion with webcams, and masses more!Do you need to grasp Flash video paintings, and paintings your approach towards growing striking, remarkable, interactive net purposes? good, do not cross any furtherthis complete colour publication is all you want to step into the long run. while Flash expert eight was once published, it appeared as though we would launched into an online video revolution virtually in a single day. Up till then, internet video used to be a morass of competing gamers, applied sciences, criteria, formats, and playback caliber. The inclusion of the On2 VP6 codec, the FLV Playback part, alpha channel video, and the Flash eight Video Encoder has ended the infancy of net video, growing an quick benchmark with out stops in among. And this publication is the final word consultant to Flash eight videoit deals sensible recommendation, technical counsel, and a whole sequence of inventive initiatives starting from the lifeless easy to the advanced in a way that talks to you as an equivalent and makes just one assumption: uncomplicated familiarity with the Flash interface. we commence with the basicshow to edit video in essentially the most well known programs on hand (such as iMovie and picture Maker 2) and create a Flash video dossier and import it into Flash. subsequent, we circulate directly to the great stuffcreating a customized video participant; creatingan alpha channel video and utilizing it in a few amazing tasks; turning your creativity unfastened through using filters and mix results to video utilizing the Flash interface and ActionScript; developing video partitions, menus, and lovely overlaying results; and exploring how Adobe After results 7 and Flash specialist eight are poised to develop into a movement pics powerhouse. better of all, you will find anything the authors had found by the point they began penning this book...this stuff is fun!"

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If you publish the movie, just be aware that the FLV, SWF, and controller SWF should all be in the same directory before you upload to your website. Figure 1-23. qxd 3/13/06 10:18 AM Page 24 F O U N D AT I O N F L A S H 8 V I D E O Summary Okay, get out of the pool and grab a towel. You are now able to swim with Flash video. In this chapter we covered a lot of ground, but you have also seen just how easy it can be to add video to Flash Professional 8. Whether you choose to use the Video Import Wizard or the Flash 8 Video Encoder to create the FLV file is really irrelevant because they both use the Encoder.

Click the Next button to open the Finish Video Import panel. Carefully read the instructions and click Finish. The first thing that will happen is you will be prompted to save your Flash file. Navigate to the folder where this file is to be saved, name the file, and click OK. The window will close and you will be shown the progress of the video encoding process as well as a review of the options chosen in the Encoding panel (see Figure 1-6). qxd 3/13/06 10:18 AM Page 11 1 CREATING AN FLV USING THE VIDEO WIZARD AND THE FLASH 8 VIDEO ENCODER Figure 1-6.

In this chapter we covered a lot of ground, but you have also seen just how easy it can be to add video to Flash Professional 8. Whether you choose to use the Video Import Wizard or the Flash 8 Video Encoder to create the FLV file is really irrelevant because they both use the Encoder. The only difference between the two methods is that the Flash 8 Video Encoder only creates the FLV. The skin and so on need to be entered using the FLV Playback component’s parameters if you create the video using the Encoder.

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