I am creating a kiosk for a company that showcases 5 of their products. The opening menu will consist of these products rotating on a vertical carousel (rotating around the x axis). When the user clicks to get more info, they will basically be taken to a series of videos that runs through each product.
There are 2 tricky parts here. The first is that I need to make the transitions between videos relatively seamless (or as seamless as possible). If one video ends with the product in a certain position, the next one in queue needs to start at the same position and I'm worried about a blink between the two. Don't know if there's a way to leave one video up and somehow load the other beneath it. These will all be pulled in using netStream
The other tricky part is that it will be playing on a 63" plasma flipped 90? so it's vertical in a 16:9 format. Originally, they wanted to do this all in Flash but each segment contains a lot of video, audio and special fx. I suggested they'd be better off just creating videos of each and using flash as a shell to control the whole thing. Luckily, the company I'm building it for is a post-house so they will be doing all the vids.
That said, I'm not really sure what size this should be. Maybe that doesn't matter as far as Flash is concerned as the entire thing will essentially be a series of videos. The guy creating the vids seems to think 486x864 is the correct size ... not really sure.