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Archive for September, 2008

Nuts-and-bolts HD Video Tutorial

Sep 12, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Tutorials & Code, Video Podcasts

The illustrious and always-illuminating Tom Green has a great little video tutorial about getting Flash HD video onto your site, on LayersMagazine.com. Check it out:

HD Video in Flash Professional CS3

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  • Optimal Video Dimensions

    Sep 12, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Resources

    Here’s a Handy chart on Adobe.com, for determining the optimal video frame size for web playback.

    Info-packed Flash Conference–AND beer?!

    Sep 5, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Industry News

    Nope, that’s not a typo. If you haven’t heard the buzz about Flash On Tap yet, here’s the deal.

    • Top-tier speakers.
    • Full-day intensive workshops.
    • Two full days of sessions.
    • Career Fair.
    • Trivia Competition.
    • Cool Boston location, “The Castle”
    • Smaller conference, giving you a chance to network like crazy.
    • The excitement of a beer festival; the inspiration of an info-packed conference.

    And did I mention beer is included? Oh, and most meals are covered too (mmm… Smokey’s Longhorn BBQ, anyone?!).

    Flash on Tap is also less expensive than other conferences — and if you buy your ticket before Monday, Sep 8 you can take advantage of early bird pricing. (They also offer flexible ala-carte pricing, which isn’t so common with conferences these days…) So get on over there now and reserve your space!


    FlashOnTap.com >>
    October 7-9, 2008
    Boston, MA

    p.s. I’m heartbroken that I’m missing this conference… my good friends up in Boston have been scheming for over a year now putting this together, and I was so excited to watch it come to fruition. So you all need to go, soak it in, have a beer for me, and be a part of this historic first-annual FOT. I’ll be here gestating…

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  • Big win for FMS: NFL Sunday Night Football

    Sep 5, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Flash Media Server, Industry News

    Adobe announced yesterday that NFL has chosen Flash as their platform of choice to broadcast Sunday Night games. Dubbed Sunday Night Football Extra, they’ve developed a “rich, interactive environment that will include interactive extras such as alternative camera angles, picture-in-picture technology, in-game highlights, live statistics, and interactivity.” And, unlike the Olympics, will feature audio commentary, and even interaction with the announcers via a “live blog”. (Not sure if they mean live chat, here… which would be more compelling.)

    For more info, see the official press release.

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