Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and importing video, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
Video is one of the most compelling assets you can add to your site and Flash…makes it easy to create and import video.…So that's what I am going to do.…I have my video.fla file open, and I want to replace this image with a video.…So I am going to double-click on this movie clip, and I am going to select just…this image and I am just going to make note of the size.…The Size is about 500 pixels wide.…So I want to keep that in mind when I import my video, because I want it…be about that wide.…
So I am going to delete that image.…And I am going to go to File> Import and I am going to Import Video.…So you are greeted by this Import Video dialog box.…It asks you where your file is.…I'll click Browse and I will browse to it, because in my Assets folder, in the…video folder, there's this newport QuickTime movie that I want to import.…So I am going to select Open and it does tell me that this QuickTime movie…doesn't seem to be supported by the Flash player.…
So it's going to launch, or ask me to launch, the Adobe Media Encoder so I can go…
- Optimizing and publishing a Flash web site
- Designing a professional photo or video portfolio
- Adding button interactivity
- Adding functionality to portfolio thumbnails
- Displaying content with XML
- Adding audio to portfolio presentations
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: While following along with the course, I encountered the following error in Flash CS4:
1120: Access of undefined property content_mc.
What is causing this error?
A: Flash is looking for something (the content movieclip) with the instance name “content_mc” but it is not finding it. Select the content movieclip on the stage. In the Properties panel give it an instance name of “content_mc”. Make sure there are no spaces before or after. That should resolve the error.
Q: What is the best strategy for integrating 720/60P HD video into a website? Would creating a blank page that opens in full HD resolution be the best way to view the full quality of the HD video file?
A: A video file that large would just be unreasonable for most users to open. These settings are a good place to start: 600x400is
Bitrate level: 1,000kbps
Bitrate Encoding: VBR These are just recommendations, and can be modified to preference. Also keep in mind that in Flash, one of the buttons that can be added is a full screen button, which is part of the skins.