Stack Demonstration animation

Mark Talluto revlists at canelasoftware.com
Tue Apr 15 18:01:01 CDT 2003


On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 01:25 PM, DVGlasgow at aol.com wrote:

>
> In a message dated 15/4/03 6:37:03 AM, Mark Talluto writes:
>
> << I am not sure how you plan on distributing this app.  If you have 
> the
> room (cd distribution), you might consider making a QT version for Mac
> users and then make an .avi version for you Win users.  Have the app
> determine the platform and show the appropriate version.  You can play
> the .avi version without QT installed on the Win systems.  QT Pro will
> convert it the QT version to .avi for you. >>
>
> That's exactly what I planned.  I do have plenty of space.  I was 
> going to
> use QT to create, and use AVI as the Windows alternative - that is if I
> couldn't get the GIF version to play properly in Rev.  But the question
> remains ...how do I get a commentary on the audio track.
>
> The only clue I have uncovered since posting is that Gif.gIf.giF uses 
> some
> kind of transparency trick to save file space on areas that don't 
> change
> between frames.  Maybe this confuses Rev?
>
>

I would avoid your gif idea completely as .gif animations were never 
designed for video work.  All you will get is a hack that could be done 
better with better codecs designed for the work.  I would use something 
like Snapz Pro from www.ambrosiasw.com.  If I remember correctly, you 
want to record your screen while you are doing things for demo 
purposes.  You could use that app to record your mouse movements.  It 
will recorder your voice while you are doing the actions as well.  It 
will then output your file to at QT video complete with audio.  Then, 
use QT pro to take that file and convert it to .avi complete with 
audio.  Boom...you are done in a matter of minutes after recording.



Best regards,
Mark Talluto
http://www.canelasoftware.com




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