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Let's forget the DVD issue for the moment.
From a completed file size POV, you'd be better off creating everything in Flash. If everything has the same frame rate (12-15 fps), the "screen shot" animations will be just as smooth as anything else. You could for example, use a single jpeg or png for the entire screen shot for the web address typing and use a mask to reveal the address as it is "typed" in - simple, almost no movement, and VERY compact result. A similar approach could be taken with showing a cursor moving around a fixed screen - again, one background jpeg, and only an animated cursor moving around - very small swf because the background is static. Depressed buttons can be small jpegs that overlay their unpressed counterparts on the background with color tint/alpha animation to make them "do something".
Now, for the DVD. (I face this problem all the time, and in fact am working on a project now with both web and DVD output). With the flash animation built per above, you should have no problem exporting the flash movie as a QuickTime .mov file. Take THIS into PPro to do what you need to to finish it off and compress to MPEG-2 for the DVD burn.
Just one man's opinion.
Let me know if this helps and how you make out.
Thanks for the input! I will certainly try this out - one question, though... after the full video is created in Flash at 12 fps, will this render okay in PPro (which is 30 fps)? Or should I go ahead and create the Flash video at 30 fps? I know this will create a larger file for the Web, but I also don't want to have to make the video twice. Will 30 fps be way too much for Web?
Again, thank you SO much for your input - I've been working on this for weeks, trying to find a solution.
If you build everything at 12 fps with stills, you don't need to go to NTSC frame rates. I know your mindset - I'm a video jocky myself. Coming to grips with the fact that 12 fps really IS sufficient for web animation took me a while also. And you'll NEVER be able to cram 30 fps down the web pipes, as you guessed.
When you export the flash movie to a QT .mov or whatever, then you can increase the frame rate to 30 fps dropframe and convert to MPEG-2 for the DVD.
Also, if you go the root we've been discussing here, you'd only have to go to PPro once - to convert the frame rate and output for DVD.
Ok, that makes total sense - you rock! Thanks for all your help!
My pleasure. Advice is worth what you pay for it - ESPECIALLY if it doesn't work! ;-) Good luck