Multimedia Authoring - Quicktime Dead?
brucegregory at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 21 10:10:41 CDT 2006
LiveStage would be the "premiere" QuickTime authoring environment, but have
you tried authoring in it? I find it extremely confusing, at best. As far
as I can tell, even the simplest interactivity must be scripted in Qscript,
programmers, but not for me.
Thomas McGrath III wrote:
> Dear Greg,
> Live Stage from Totally Hip Software is supposed to do Rollover's in
> On Oct 21, 2006, at 10:22 AM, GregSmith wrote:
>> As far as the simplest solution for authoring in "standalone"
>> format, whether for web presentation or anything else, given the
>> interactivity built into QuickTime, itself - Cleaner 6.5, (for
>> Mac), and, I
>> believe Cleaner XL, (for Windows) seems to be the ticket.
>> priced if you were buying this product for the limited
>> interactivity it
>> offers, but you would also get all of those wonderful compression
>> and batch processing along with it.
>> Now, here is an example of a small fish being swallowed by a bigger
>> fish who
>> was, in turn, swallowed by an even bigger fish. Terran Interactive
>> gobbled up by Discreet who was utterly consumed by AutoDesk, the
>> cod of software distributors.
>> The interactive features that Cleaner quickly makes authorable are:
>> Hotspots that allow jumping to a given time or simply to play from
>> the time
>> of the Hotspot to the next pause, (pause is also a feature), or to
>> substitute one movie in place of the one playing, or open a URL. It
>> supports "Chapter" markers with accompanying text blurb, text tracks,
>> markers and keyframes.
>> But even with all of this functionality, QuickTime, and the authoring
>> packages that support it, just doesn't compare with the kind of
>> interactivity possible with Flash and its associated authoring
>> tools. Just
>> as an example, for the life of me, I can't find any way to author a
>> "rollover" button within an interactive QuickTime movie. This just
>> wipes me
>> out. Or, keeping the movie looping within a certain series of
>> frames until
>> an event happens - what gives?
>> I like QuickTime better, since it really is a kind of operating
>> system, in
>> itself. You can put almost any kind of media in a QuickTime movie,
>> and it
>> plays on iPods, for crying out loud. Somebody, somewhere is missing a
>> couple of golden opportunities, if you ask me.
>> Greg Smith
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