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Hands-On Guide to Flash Video: Web Video and Flash Media Server (Hands-On Guide)


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The Hands-On Guide to Flash Video is a professional reference book written by industry experts that are currently helping professionals produce Web video and implement Flash Media Server. This book covers Flash Video production from soup to nuts, beginning with how to configure your camcorder and ending to advanced server techniques like bandwidth detection and FMS logging and reporting. Real word lessons from case studies of successful Flash Video deployments are also included.

Supplemental files located at: www.flashvideobook.com

By reading this book, you’ll learn to:

* Shoot high quality video for streaming

* Choose the best encoder and encoding techniques for producing Flash Video

* Deploy Flash Video via progressive download or via the Flash Media Server.

* Create and light a compression friendly set

* Deinterlace and preprocess your video prior to encoding

* Choose encoding parameters like data rate, resolution and frame rate

* Optimize encoding with Sorenson Squeeze, Flix Pro and the Adobe Flash Video Encoder

* Shoot and produce chromakey video for alpha channel delivery

* Customize a Flash player via skinning, and use Cue Points for navigation

* Setup, install, and maintain Flash Media Server

Key Features Include:

* Advanced Flash Media Server guidance and support

* Tecniques for shooting Web video specifically for Flash streaming

* Author tips from "in the trenches" experiences from two industry experts

* Case studies show you real-world examples of successful Flash video deployment

About the Author

Has worked in digital video since 1990, joining PC Magazine as a contributing editor in 1996, and EventDV in 1994. Jan has written 12 books on digital video, translated into 7 languages, including the PC Magazine Guide to Digital Video (John Wiley, 2003), and the Adobe Digital Video How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques with Adobe Production Studio for Adobe Press (2006). In addition to frequently teaching short courses at seminars and expositions, Jan shoots concerts and produces concert and training DVDs for local musicians and music associations.

Table of Contents

1. Quick Start

2. Introductory Concepts – Streaming Video Production

3. Designing the Set

4. Lighting the Set

5. Camera Skills

6. Correcting Audio and Video Problems

7. Preparing for Compression

8. Producing Alpha Channel video

9. Encoding Your Video

10. Introduction to Flash Video Programming

11. Deploying Progressive Flash Video

12. Customizing FLV Playback

13. Using Cue Points

14. Controlling Your Content

15. Advanced Effects and Playback Options

16. Introduction to Flash Media Server (FMS)

17. Streaming Video with Flash Media Server

18. Advanced Flash Media Server Techniques

19. Case Studies

Product Details

Richter, Stefan
Focal Press
Ozer, Jan
Digital video
Computer animation
Interactive multimedia
Computer Graphics - Flash
Interactive Media
Edition Description:
Hands-On Guide Series
Publication Date:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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