Multimedia Authoring - Quicktime Dead?
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Sat Oct 21 11:06:05 EDT 2006
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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