Flash video n' related stuff

Archive for February, 2008

360° Video – in Flash, of course…

Feb 19, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Inspiration, Video News

My friends over at FlashBrighton just alerted me to this amazing use of video in Flash — this company has designed a camera system that records full 360° movies. You can actually click and drag while the video is playing, looking at the scene from every angle. You’ve gotta see this!

My heart’s all a-flutter. 🙂 Amazing stuff.

FMS3 Sample Applications

Feb 13, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Flash Media Server, Tutorials & Code

Brian Chau has graciously offered up some sample apps to get you started with FMS3 (they are exercises for his upcoming class). These come set up to run on FMS3 running locally (the free Developer edition would work for this).

He’s got some interesting apps in there, that take you a step further than the sample apps that come bundled with FMS3:

  • VOD/LIVE player (with playlist) – AS3 SWF, and an AIR app
  • Video Recorder
  • Multi-user Game
  • Flash Lite 3 video player

Thanks, Brian!

FMS on Lynda.com!

Feb 11, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Flash Media Server, Tutorials & Code

Last fall I presented “Fun with Flash Media Server” at Flash Forward Boston. For those of you who weren’t able to make it to beantown, Lynda recorded the session and has added it to the Lynda.com library! If you’re not already a member, it’s just $25/mo. for unlimited online tutorials (on a wide range of subjects, not just Flash). If you are a member, here’s the direct link to my talk:




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