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Video with Adobe Flash Cs4 Professional Studio Techniques (Studio Techniques)


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Publisher Comments:

The definitive guide to creating video for the Web

In Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Studio Techniques, Robert Reinhardt goes beyond the entry-level coverage found in other books to bring you a comprehensive look at what you really need to know to produce, host, and distribute Flash-compatible video on the Web, including FLV and AVC/H.264 content. Real world examples and hands-on projects with sample video files provide the expert training you need with tips and insights that everyone can benefit from.

You’ll learn:

  • Basic methods, from preproduction through delivery, including
  • capturing, processing, and compressing your video.
  • Production essentials for sharing your footage on the Web, including setting up your Web page and server for seamless video playback and how to create your own video player.
  • Advanced techniques, including building an index and play list, adding captions and banner ads, and designing a comprehensive video experiencefor your audience.
  • The DVD-ROM includes complete sample Flash files as shown throughout the book. More than 2 GB of source files are provided, including High Definition (HD) clips, which you can use to perfect your video compression skills. The source files for each chapter are found in the corresponding Lessons folder on the disc.

Robert Reinhardt is a highly respected authority on Flash and Flash video. He has authored or co-authored numerous books on Flash, including the Flash Bible and the Flash ActionScript Bible, and his blog and other online articles draw a wide audience. He has developed multimedia courses for educational facilities in Canada and the United States and is an Adobe Certified Instructor for Flash courses at Portland State University. He is a former Vice President of the Multimedia Platforms Group at Schematic and now works with a wide range of clients from his base in Portland, Oregon. A frequent presenter at conferences such as Flashforward, FITC, Flashbelt, and NAB, he is also a contributor at Forums and updates for this book can be found at, where you can share questions and answers with Robert and other readers.

Book News Annotation:

This guide to using video in Adobe's Flash CS4 Professional animation and graphics framework provides detailed instructions for accomplishing many common web video production tasks. Beginning with instructions for capturing video and basic post-production functions such as compression and encoding the work provides step-by-step instructions for placing videos in web pages and integrating video into most major Flash applications including video players and banner advertisements. The work includes color photographs and screen shot, tips, tricks, warnings and code examples. A companion DVD-ROM includes sample Flash code and videos. Reinhardt is a Flash Video expert and the author of several books on the subject. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

As a vice-president at Schematic, an interactive agency providing award-winning design, interface, and technology solutions, author Robert Reinhardt is a Flash video expert, using real-world tools to create innovative and practical solutions. As an instructor at Portland State University, and the lead author of the Flash Bible series, he's also an expert at sharing his knowledge and techniques with both novice and advanced users.

Table of Contents

I.    Working Foundations

Chapter 1    Pre-production Primer

Chapter 2    Capturing and Processing Video

Chapter 3    Compression and Encoding Primer

Chapter 4    Delivery and Deployment Primer

II.    Production Essentials

Chapter 5    Placing Flash Video on a Web Page

Chapter 6    Exploring the FLVPlayback Components

Chapter 7    Building Your Own Player

Chapter 8    Integrating Multiple Bitrates

III.    Creative Explorations

Chapter 9    Building a Video Index and Playlist

Chapter 10    Constructing Banner Ads and Captioned Videos

Chapter 11    Constructing an Interactive Video

Chapter 12    Delivering a Reliable Video Experience

IV.    Appendixes


Product Details

Reinhardt, Robert
Adobe Press
Computer Graphics - Flash
Computer animation
Digital Media - Video & Animation
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Studio Techniques
Publication Date:
April 2009
Grade Level:
9.10x7.60x.80 in. 1.80 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Graphics Applications
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Video and Animation
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications

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