Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Studio Techniques

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. 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 DesignProVideo.com. Forums and updates for this book can be found at FlashSupport.com, where you can share questions and answers with Robert and other readers.   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: ·    If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   ·    Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. ·    You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. ·    Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.  

Apple Pro Training Series

Updated for DVD Studio Pro 4.2.2, this best-selling, Apple certified guide uses striking real-world footage to build four complete DVDs and share a Blu-ray disc. It covers how to use  DVD Studio Pro on its own, as well as how to integrate it into  your workflow with Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, and Compressor 3.5. Each lesson takes you step-by-step through an aspect of DVD creation and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. You’ll learn to storyboard your DVD and plan its interactions, set chapter markers, build still and motion menus, and add overlays and subtitles. You’ll also work with multiple audio tracks and camera angles, create smart buttons and custom transitions, professionally encode audio and video files, and build useful scripts.   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.  

Apple Pro Training Series

In this Apple-authorized guide, director and filmmaker Michael Wohl teaches the advanced skills that editing professionals need to know most. Using professional broadcast, documentary, and dramatic footage, Wohl delivers a comprehensive course in video editing and finishing. Readers will learn how to create polished transitions, fix screen direction errors, edit multi-camera projects, work with nested sequences, create fantastic effects, use filters creatively, and composite like a pro. Also covers advanced workflows for managing clips and media, and working with film. DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Apple Training Series

This reference provides in-depth technical information on Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server’s directory services architecture. System administrators and IT professionals will learn the details of how to deploy Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server within a multiplatform, heterogeneous environment, with an emphasis on integrating user accounts and authentication processes. This book is a perfect study aid for the Directory Services exam, and also serves as an in-depth technical reference for experienced system administrators and engineers. This reference follows the learning objectives of the Directory Services exam, which is one requirement toward the Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) certification, Apple’s highest level of IT certification. Chapter tests reinforce the knowledge gained along the way.

Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft’s Windows Vista will open up for its users a whole new way of using their PCs. With plenty of screenshots to guide users along the way, respected author Chris Fehily takes readers through Vista’s breakthrough capabilities, including its new user interface, Sidebar, Internet Explorer, Media Player, anti-spyware, Mail, SideShow, and photo-sharing capabilities; as well as all the new enhancements included in the Service Pack 1 update. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will deliver improvements and enhancements to the existing Vista features that will significantly impact customers, and this book is the quickest way to mastering them! The updates in Windows Vista SP1 cover quality improvements (reliability, security, and performance), support for emerging hardware and standards, and more. Windows Vista SP1 will include improvements that target some of the most common causes of crashes and hangs, giving users a more consistent experience.

Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 Web Site with Flash Video

If you want to add great-looking Flash video to your Web site fast but don’t want to get bogged down in the details, Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 Web Site with Flash Video: Visual QuickProject Guide is just the book for you. The full- color projects in this book teach you all the techniques you need to enhance your Web site with Flash video. Explore the various video formats and players and discover why Flash Video is the best solution for delivering video content to your Web site visitors. Learn how to choose the right delivery method: progressive download, streaming, or embedded. See how to use the Flash Video Encoder to prepare Windows Media and QuickTime movies for the Web, and learn to encode them as fast-downloading Flash Video files. You’ll also learn how to embed your Flash Video files in Dreamweaver Web sites, generating appropriate Flash Player skins. Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 Web Site With Flash Video: Visual QuickProject Guide shows you just what you need to get your project done fast. 

Final Cut Express 4

Here to ensure that users start taking advantage of Final Cut Express 4’s powerful editing capabilities immediately is a thoroughly updated task-based guide to the program from best-selling author and digital video expert Lisa Brenneis. Users who are eager to make effective, compelling videos but don’t want to invest heavily in training or equipment will welcome Lisa’s simple step-by-step instructions, strong visual approach, and sound professional advice. In short order, they’ll find themselves editing video; applying special effects and transitions; mastering the program’s compositing, titling, and audio tools; and outputting their finished work. Readers will also learn about all that’s new in this major upgrade: importing iMovie 08 projects, open format Timeline, built-in AVCHD and more.

Real World Video Compression

Video is the Internet these days and as the growing trend toward viewing video on mobile devices increases too, the attention is turning toward creating a good user experience for downloading and viewing that video. One of the keys to this is delivering video in the correct format with the proper compression for that delivery. Real World Video Compression is one of the first books on this topic to demystify the various approaches to compression. It begins by describing the basic concepts of video compression, explains why you might choose a particular compression tool over another, and covers important workflow practices. After the groundwork is laid, readers will learn how to compress their video according to the specific requirements of their projects and will learn some best practices by following the author’s own tips and recipes. Experts in the field lend their own solutions in several sidebars throughout the book, making this a valuable learning tool for anyone learning to encode video, whether they are bloggers, DVD authors, video editors, or students. Contents at a Glance Chapter One: Understanding Video and Audio. Chapter Two: The Language of Compression Chapter Three: Best Practices Chapter Four: Preprocessing Interview with a Compressionist: John Howell Chapter Five: Compression Tools Interview with a Compressionist: Nico Puertollano Chapter Six: Compressing for DVDs Interview with a Compressionist: Ben Waggoner Chapter Seven: Compressing for the Web Interview with a Compressionist: Jim Rohner Chapter Eight: Compressing for Mobile Interview with a Compressionist: Ryanne Hodson Chapter Nine: Compressing for Set-Top Boxes Interview with a Compressionist: Andy Beach “In the highly accessible REAL WORLD VIDEO COMPRESSION, Andy Beach  illuminates the dark-art of encoding and provides candid insight from  working professionals. Andy’s fluid style and easy prose decode this  often misunderstood and often misinformed world…he is the Carl Sagan  of compression.” Brian Gary Filmmaker, Compressionist Author of the COMPRESSOR 3 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Open Brand

Many of the best brands today are of geek pedigree, powered by the technologies, traits and trends of the ascendant digital channel. Amidst the decline of mass marketing, push marketing tactics have been superseded by new forms of influence. These include the creating, sharing and influencing behaviors of an online population no longer content merely to consume, and the potent pairing of digital notoriety and network effects, which has given rise to the icitizenry. From these sociocultural forces emerges a radical business imperative: to open up to consumer involvement in a brand’s messages and offerings. Published under Peachpit’s New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA Design Press, The O pen Bran d illuminates both the risks and immense rewards of doing so, and describes the essential consumer experiences that are requisite for cultural relevance—On-demand, Personal, Engaging, and Networked experiences, representing the chief values of the web-made world.

Invisible Forces and Powerful Beliefs

Can religion and science co-exist? Do they? Is religion hardwired in humans? The book, from the Chicago Social Brain Network, is the result of an extraordinary ongoing conversation among a group of highly respected scientists, physicians, philosophers, and theologians. Together, they share profound insights into the deepest questions humans ask and explore the invisible forces and powerful beliefs that shape our lives. Their insights reflect both humanity’s latest science and its most enduring wisdom. Their answers and questions will challenge readers and reward them with a richer understand of who we are, what we share, and what it means. What do we really know about human nature? How do we see what we see, know what we know, feel what we feel? How do people come to believe in God? Where does empathy come from? What are the health benefits of faith? Where do you end, and others begin? What do marriage, family, and friendship mean? How can people repair the broken connections that keep them lonely?