Macromedia Announces New Flash Video Kit

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For all you Flash MX 2004 Professional users out there, Macromedia has added a new weapon in the arsenal for web video integration.

Via a Dreamweaver MX 2004 extension, the Flash Video Kit allows the easy addition of streaming / progressive video download

The good news is, for users who purchase and register online before September 30th 2004 will receive the video kit for free, for everyone else, the kit costs $49 and is available from here

The kit includes four components: a Flash Video extension for Dreamweaver; a
special version of Sorenson Squeeze that converts common video file formats
into Flash Video format (FLV); a free 15-day trial of Flash Video Streaming
Service powered by VitalStream that allows customers to harness all the
power of streaming Flash Video without the need to install and maintain
their own servers; and an introductory guide to deploying video online.

The Flash Video Gallery Macromedia produced a few months ago, has received an update, and can be seen here as an insight into what can be accomplished with the use of integrated video techniques

Certainly sounds something to consider, take a further peek inside and see what it has to offer, I’ll certainly be doing that later today!

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  • Jake

    Awesome, now all I need to do is find some money to upgrade to MX ’04. Will this be included in Dreamweaver from now on? Or is it a seperate add-on?

  • sgrosvenor

    [QUOTE=Jake]Awesome, now all I need to do is find some money to upgrade to MX ’04. Will this be included in Dreamweaver from now on? Or is it a seperate add-on?[/QUOTE]

    I believe it is a separate add-on if Dreamweaver is purchased separately from other members of the MX 2004 stable. Here’s the quote from Macromedia

    Get your FREE Flash Video Kit (a $99 value) when you buy or upgrade to Studio MX 2004 with Flash Professional and register it online by September 30. After registering online, you will receive an email with a link to your free video kit on or about September 1, 2004.

  • http://www.igeek.info asp_funda

    hmm, well, I don’t think I have any need for that, as I don’t indulge in doing video stuff in Flash! ;)