Multimedia Authoring - Quicktime Dead?
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Sat Oct 21 11:16:48 EDT 2006
I can see what you mean.
On Oct 21, 2006, at 11:10 AM, GregSmith wrote:
> 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
> programmers, but not for me.
> Greg Smith
> 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
>>> markers and keyframes.
>>> But even with all of this functionality, QuickTime, and the
>>> 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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