New Guy Needs Help With Video On The Web.
by Carl Sollenberger on May 19, 2003 at 6:13:49 am
Hello. I am trying to figure out the best way to do two things for my web site
1- On the home page I simply want a sequence of text quotes and phrases fading in and out. Nothing real fancy, just clean text with some basic transitions...
2 - On my gallery page I have links to some video clips - but no video clips!!! This is because I don't know the best way to provide my visitors with video clips. All of my files are way to big, and I don't know how do reduce the size with-out completely destroying the quality. I am trying to feature basic :30 second tv spots on line in my gallery...
I have Adobe After Effects 5.5, Premier 6.0, PhotoShop 6.0, along with Go-live 5.0
Do i have the software that I need to do all of this, or should I pick up some new software?
If I can prep video clips for the web with A/E or Premier, can some one give me a play by play as to how?
Re: New Guy Needs Help With Video On The Web. by Influx media on May 19, 2003 at 1:51:10 pm
I'll try to help you out with what I know.
1) It sounds like you can achieve this by either an animated gif file, or a simple swf file. You can make .swf files with Macromedia's Flash, and an Adobe product (sorry...cant think of it off the top of my head... is it GoLive?).
2) Here, you have many options, unfortunately most of them you pick are going to degrade your quality because you want smaller files. You can make the video files Quicktime, Windows media, mpg, OR... the way I have been using it, A swf (Flash MX) file. I have found the quality of the flash mx video files is extremely good, and the size is very managable. THe only thing you miss out on is the flash file is not streaming. If you want to "Stream" your video (have the user view it while it downloads), you will want to go with quicktime or windows media file. If you want an example of the flash MX video quality (using the sorenson squeeze codec), please follow this link to my website: