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Placing video into a project


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Flash Catalyst CS5 Essential Training

with Mordy Golding

Video: Placing video into a project

Placing video into your project in Flash Catalyst is really almost the same as if you were placing any other type of artwork, for example, an image or a Photoshop file. Once you have either an FLV or an F4V video file, we can import that video right into your project. Now in this example here, in this olive _tour_media file, I want to bring the video specifically onto the Picking page, and I want to make sure the video goes on to the right layer. So I am going to click over here on the Picking layer inside of my Layers panel. Next, I am going to go to the File menu, I am going to choose Import, and then I'll choose Video/Sound File.
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  1. 9m 24s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Key concepts
      4m 33s
    3. When should I use Flash Catalyst?
      2m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
      31s
  2. 33m 12s
    1. Creating a new project
      5m 14s
    2. Defining components
      6m 26s
    3. Adding pages
      5m 41s
    4. Adding interaction
      6m 20s
    5. Adding transitions
      7m 12s
    6. Publishing options
      2m 19s
  3. 21m 37s
    1. Planning your project
      8m 11s
    2. Starting your project in Illustrator
      4m 9s
    3. Starting your project in Photoshop
      4m 22s
    4. Starting your project in Fireworks
      3m 10s
    5. Starting your project in Flash Catalyst
      1m 45s
  4. 30m 55s
    1. Understanding components
      5m 14s
    2. Creating a button component
      7m 10s
    3. Creating a checkbox component
      3m 55s
    4. Creating a radio button component
      5m 10s
    5. Creating a toggle button component
      2m 4s
    6. Creating a text input component
      1m 35s
    7. Creating horizontal and vertical slider components
      2m 46s
    8. Creating horizontal and vertical scrollbar components
      3m 1s
  5. 31m 55s
    1. Using the drawing and selection tools
      5m 52s
    2. Setting object properties
      4m 48s
    3. Importing artwork
      2m 27s
    4. Editing artwork in Illustrator
      6m 29s
    5. Editing artwork in Photoshop
      4m 27s
    6. Working with text
      3m 39s
    7. Optimizing artwork
      4m 13s
  6. 28m 56s
    1. Understanding pages and layers
      9m 50s
    2. Editing pages and states
      7m 24s
    3. Using grids, guides, and rulers
      1m 40s
    4. Aligning and arranging objects
      2m 27s
    5. Moving elements between pages and states
      4m 33s
    6. Using the Library panel
      3m 2s
  7. 54m 43s
    1. Understanding interaction types
      8m 24s
    2. Creating conditional interactions
      3m 6s
    3. Understanding the timeline
      7m 40s
    4. Creating smooth transitions
      7m 44s
    5. Defining Move transitions
      3m 33s
    6. Defining Resize transitions
      3m 53s
    7. Defining Rotate transitions
      2m 53s
    8. Defining Rotate 3D transitions
      3m 35s
    9. Adjusting basic timing
      5m 57s
    10. Creating an action sequence
      7m 58s
  8. 18m 11s
    1. Creating Flash video files
      3m 32s
    2. Placing video into a project
      3m 51s
    3. Controlling video playback
      3m 51s
    4. Adding sound effects
      3m 17s
    5. Integrating Flash content
      3m 40s
  9. 25m 53s
    1. Using a Data List to define repeating elements
      4m 11s
    2. Creating a basic Data List pt. 1: Building the components
      5m 31s
    3. Creating a basic Data List pt. 2: Adding the data
      3m 8s
    4. Planning a complex Data List
      1m 57s
    5. Creating a complex Data List pt. 1: Building the components
      6m 33s
    6. Creating a complex Data List pt. 2: Adding the data
      4m 33s
  10. 12m 14s
    1. Publishing an SWF file to view locally or offline
      2m 30s
    2. Publishing an SWF files to upload to the web
      2m 35s
    3. Integrating an SWF file into a web page with Dreamweaver
      2m 25s
    4. Integrating an SWF file into a web page with an HTML text editor
      2m 48s
    5. Publishing an Adobe AIR file
      1m 56s
  11. 7m 52s
    1. Creating custom components
      4m 27s
    2. Working with Library Packages
      1m 47s
    3. Using the Code view in Flash Catalyst
      1m 38s
  12. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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Flash Catalyst CS5 Essential Training
4h 35m Beginner Apr 12, 2010

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In Flash Catalyst CS5 Essential Training, author Mordy Golding demonstrates how to create and publish fully interactive Flash (SWF) micro sites, widgets, portfolios, and applications from static Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks artwork—all without writing code. The course covers planning a project, importing and organizing assets, creating interactive components, defining repeating data lists, and publishing final projects. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Organizing a Flash Catalyst project with layers and pages
  • Roundtrip editing with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Sharing artwork across pages and states
  • Creating data lists for repeating elements in the Design-Time Data panel
  • Defining conditional parameters for an interaction
  • Integrating audio and video
  • Triggering state changes with interactions
  • Creating custom components
  • Exporting to SWF or AIR
  • Placing a SWF file into an HTML page on a web site
Subject:
Web
Software:
Flash Catalyst
Author:
Mordy Golding

Placing video into a project

Placing video into your project in Flash Catalyst is really almost the same as if you were placing any other type of artwork, for example, an image or a Photoshop file. Once you have either an FLV or an F4V video file, we can import that video right into your project. Now in this example here, in this olive _tour_media file, I want to bring the video specifically onto the Picking page, and I want to make sure the video goes on to the right layer. So I am going to click over here on the Picking layer inside of my Layers panel. Next, I am going to go to the File menu, I am going to choose Import, and then I'll choose Video/Sound File.

I'll navigate to where my video file is. In this case, it's in my Exercise_files, inside of chapter 07 here, Integrating rich media, and I have the F4V file that I've created using Adobe Media Encoder. I'll select it and click Open to bring that now into my project. Now this video is actually quite large. So I'll change my zoom settings here to about 50%, and the first thing that you'll notice is that the video now appears inside of something called the Video Player component. Using my Selection tool, I could really move the video anywhere I want inside of my layout.

I also have the ability to resize my video just as I might resize any other artwork. I'll hold down the Shift key to constrain proportions, and I'll Click+drag to make this a lot smaller. Since this image here was really meant as a placeholder, I'm going to use that as a guide for where I want to actually place the video itself. So I'll resize it, so it fits right into position right here, and I was able to now, very easily, bring video into my project. It's important to note, however, that video is a little bit different because I need to somehow control that video.

Well, take a look at the Properties panel. There's a setting here called the Video Controls. Those are the things like the play button here, the little scrubby bar, the button to toggle between full screen or not, and even the ability to control the sound level. But if you don't want those controls, you just want to use the video as some kind of a graphic component, you can adjust, instead of using video controls that are currently set to Wireframe, I can choose Standard ones, or I can set it to None. Since I no longer need the placeholder image, I'm going to scroll down inside of my Layers panel, I'm going to turn off the image, and because I want the Video Player component to appear beneath the Video Controls, I'll select it here inside of the Layers panel, and I'll choose Modify > Arrange > Send Backward.

Now I have added the video, but I haven't specified when that video should actually start playing. With the video still selected here in my artboard, I can go back to the Properties panel, scroll down over here, and I see some options. First of all, I can set the video to Auto Play. That means as soon as this page appears, the video will start playing. I can use the Loop option here to have the video continuously play over and over again, and I can choose Muted, so that the video plays without sound.

By the way, this might be a good idea to use in a project as a background. Instead of having a static image, you can use some video footage that continuously loops in the background without any noise. However, in this case, I am going to choose Auto Play, and let's go to the File menu here and choose Run Project to see how this is going to appear when this project loads and is viewed inside of a web browser. The video appears on the Picking page, so I'll click on the second button here to navigate to that page.

So as you can see as soon as that page loads, the video starts to play, because I have specified the Auto Play option. However there are many ways to control the playback of any movie. In fact, we want to give that power to the person who's viewing this interactive tour. So we'll learn how to create custom video navigation in the next movie.

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Q: In Flash Catalyst, is it possible to control two sound sources being played at the same time? For example, the main audio will take priority, and the secondary audio will only be played at 20% (or any user defined percentage) of the main audio?
A: In the 1.0 version of Flash Catalyst, this is not possible.
 
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