2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2011 8:42 AM by cestcop

    Problem creating walk-out videos

    cestcop

      I'm trying to create a walk-out video by exporting from After Effects, using the VP6 codec. Sound didn't export, so I brought a WAVE file into a Flash stage and saved as swf. Brought the swf on a layer in Dreamweaver. The audio is unacceptable. When exported from another codec or directly to flv in AF, the transparency is lost, but the audio plays okay. Obviously, there's a better way to do this, like the website http://www.talkingheads.com/ .

       

      Here's what I've got so far http://www.cestcop.com/Heads/Mike_3.htm

       

      Thanks ahead for your help!

       

      -Mike Carroll

        • 1. Re: Problem creating walk-out videos
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
          When exported from another codec or directly to flv in AF, the transparency is lost,

           

          Make sure you are actualyl enabling Alpha channel usage. aside from that, transparency usage requires proper support in whatever player you use to embed, usualyl by setting variables in the surrounding JS code. Since the performance hit is considerable, it's optional and off by default. Similarly, your audio issues could be just that. Also sounds like you're embedding teh video and audio in the SWF, which is fundamentally evil. Keep them external and stream them to the stage, rather than making the player cringe by enforcing synchronous redraw of the whole SWF...

           

          Mylenium

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          • 2. Re: Problem creating walk-out videos
            cestcop Level 1

            Thanks for your help! I lowered the bit-rate and that helped considerably. I'll also stream as you suggested to get the audio to better sinc.