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Quicktime 6 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)by Judith Stern
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QuickTime 6 is one of those technologies that's hard to get a handle on: It's not just an application, but an entire cross-platform multimedia architecture you can use to view and create a vast range of multimedia projects. Now over 10 years old, QuickTime has become the Web standard for streaming and non-streaming video content. QuickTime 6 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, puts the QuickTime architecture in perspective, providing both the "big picture" as well as detailed instructions for accomplishing a variety of tasks--from creating slide-show presentations, editing movies, and creating music soundtracks, to uploading videos for streaming over the Web. The task-based, visual layout takes an easy approach to teaching QuickTime, using pictures to guide you through the ins and outs of the program. If you're a beginner, you'll learn just what you need to know to get started, while all of you seasoned professionals can use the handy visual tabs to quickly look up the new features and tools of version 6, including support for MPEG-4.
Book News Annotation:
Offering detailed instruction for the viewing, editing, and delivery of movies using QuickTime, this reference book and guide covers topics like the control of movies in the player, standard controllers, visual tracks, video and MPEG tracks, text tracks, audio tracks, music, streaming, web pages, and CD-ROM and Kiosk. Numerous screen captures supplement the narrative instructions. Stern works for Educational Technology Services at the University of California at Berkeley. Lettieri is a video and computer trainer.
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This visual, task-based guide walks users through the basics of using QuickTime 6. This edition covers new features in QuickTime 6 including full support for MPEG-4 media streaming. It covers everything from installation to content editing and final delivery.
QuickTime 6 is hard to get a handle on: It's not just an application, but an entire cross-platform multimedia architecture that creates a range of multimedia projects. This guide puts the QuickTime architecture in perspective, providing both the "big picture" as well as instructions for a variety of tasks--from creating slide-show presentations, editing movies, and creating music soundtracks, to uploading videos for streaming over the Web.
Table of Contents
I. VIEWING MOVIES.
1. QuickTime Basics.
2. QuickTime Player Basics.
3. Controlling Movies in the Player.
4. QuickTime VR in the Player.
5. The QuickTime Standard Controllers.
II. EDITING MOVIES.
6. Basic Movie Editing.
7. Working with Tracks.
8. Working with Visual Tracks.
9. Video and MPEG Tracks.
10. Text Tracks.
11. Sprite, 3D, and Flash Tracks.
12. Working with Audio Tracks.
13. Sound Tracks and MPEG Audio Tracks.
14. Music Tracks.
III. DELIVERING MOVIES.
15. Delivery Basics.
16. Streaming Basics.
17. Preparing Streaming QuickTime Movies.
18. Preparing Streaming MPEG-4 Movies.
19. Creating Web Pages with Movies.
20. Advanced Techniques for Web Delivery.
21. Movies on CD-ROM and Kiosk.
Appendix A: Mouse and Keyboard Tricks.
Appendix B: Configuring QuickTime.
Appendix C: Resources.
Appendix D: Compressors.
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