Multimedia Authoring - Quicktime Dead?

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at
Fri Oct 20 12:24:20 EDT 2006


Have you tried doing the interactivity in Keynote and exporting to  
Interactive Quicktime? It does not have all of the glitz and tools  
that a Flash would have but it does offer some interactivity. I have  
done a couple of projects that way.


On Oct 19, 2006, at 5:37 PM, GregSmith wrote:

> Dan:
> No, not according to the documentation.  For any movie  
> interactivity you
> need the freely distributable player.  For static QuickTime, you  
> don't.
> Sure, if you can influence anybody over there to fix the drop  
> shadow default
> and allow an interactive web demonstration of a MovieWorks movie,  
> I'm all
> for that.
> Really, there is an open source opportunity for the kind of project
> authoring I'm needing.  But, if it takes years to complete, I'm not  
> waiting.
> If someone put together a program of MovieWorks elegance and  
> simplicity and
> functionality which allowed the addition of "while you watch"  
> narration,
> (during the authoring process), totally customizable titling, (as you
> watch), with customizable drop shadows, basic "in-movie" navigation  
> as well
> as "extra-movie" navigation and linking, all for the low, low price  
> of . . .
> nothing . . . I think they'd have something there.  What they would  
> gain by
> releasing it freely, I have no idea.  But, even if they released it  
> for the
> low, low price of . . . $129 . . . or thereabouts . . . they'd  
> still have
> something there.
> Greg Smith

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