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For a technique that's sure to impress, leave one object in your video in color while everything else is grayscale. As you'll find in this Avid Liquid tutorial, this eye-catching effect is a lot easier to perform than you'd think. By Troy Dreier

In this, the first in a series of tutorial articles, we're going to guide you though everything you need to know to create and upload video for the Web. Let's start with the most basic question: Which camera is right for your needs? By Troy Dreier

For people entering online video from a broadcast background, encoding your work can be the most confusing part. To help sort out the options, we're presenting this guide to the best encoding programs. By Troy Dreier

If you're looking to create an in-house studio for video production, you're probably giving serious attention to Final Cut Server and wondering how to organize your resources. This intro can help you get started. By Flash Kit Staff

In this latest installment of our popular monthly series, we again turn to our favorite Flash Video expert, Stefan Richter, to answer a question from our forum. This time: How to serve video to users with slow Internet connections. By Flash Kit Staff

This video is part of an instructional DVD by Tom Wolsky, available at ClassOnDemand.net. For more from Wolsky, look here to read his five favorite FCP tips. By Tom Wolsky

Without question, lighting is the single most important determinant of streaming quality. Shoot a well-lit scene with a consumer camcorder, or a poorly lit scene with the latest high-def wonder, and the consumer camcorder will win every time. Fortunately, while lighting can be challenging, a little knowledge and some determined effort can go a long way. This chapter provides the former; I’ll count on you for the latter. By Flash Kit Staff

You've made your video look as great as it can, but have you made it sound great, too? In the first of this two-part guide, we'll demystify audio terminology and show you how to easily clean up your video's sound. By Troy Dreier

The power of audio is often neglected by video editors who don't understand the basics of creating excellent sound. In this second part of our series, we show you how to use panning and how to get the most out of Apple Soundtrack Pro. By Troy Dreier

In this last part of our Final Cut audio series, we bring everything to a close and show you how perform final mixing and mastering on your video's audio. This last step evens the sound, while ensuring great dynamics and strong volume. By Troy Dreier

When this article was originally written in 1998, embedding videos into a web page was a real challenge. You had different formats to chose from, other visitors might not have the proper software installed to see the video, bandwidth was still limited, as most people were still on dialup. Fast forward to 2008. Most people have broadband, and although there are many video formats, including AVI, MPEG, and Quicktime (mov), the most commonly used method to embed video today is via a Flash player and a .flv file. By Scott Clark

It's the $200 application versus the $1,300 suite. Which one is right for your needs? We'll let you know if FCE is powerful enough for your work, or if you need to spend extra to get the whole Apple suite.

By Troy Dreier

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» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
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» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
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» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.