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QuickTime for Filmmakers by Richard Ferncase

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QuickTime: An Introduction

“The amazing thing about QuickTime is that there was nothing like it before, and everything has been like it since. Look at the guts of Real Player or Windows Media Player, and you’ll see structural copies of QuickTime. It is very hard to be an original, to be the first, and to still survive a decade later, but QuickTime does all that. And it might even get the last laugh.”

Robert X. Cringely1

Every 10 or 20 years since the invention of the motion picture, a development comes along to revolutionize the way movies are made or shown. In the 1890s, the Lumiere brothers’ Cinematograph changed the way people looked at movies, allowing viewers to sit together in a darkened theater to watch films on an illuminated ...

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