Chapter 8

Introduction to Video

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When people talk about broadcast quality they are usually referring to NTSC/PAL/SECAM standards. This chapter looks at the production of video and the issues around it. The focus is around development for television and video, and how to optimize your Flash movies for publishing on video, film and DVD. We start by demystifying this world and then move on to explaining the basic principles of exporting your movie to other formats preparing the way for the more advanced chapter on Flash Video.

At the core of Flash video is the Flash for Video (FLV) file format. FLV files include encoded audio and video data that ...

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