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Incorporating Alpha Channel Video in Flash

A video-based tutorial with Lee Brimelow

In Flash Professional 8 Video Integration from Lee Brimelow teaches you how to use video in Flash Professional 8 to create everything from online sales brochures to full-length features.

In this comprehensive training course, Lee takes you from the idea stage to a finished, professional production. Lee demonstrates how to best prepare video for use in Flash, encode footage, choose between embedding or streaming video, and design and create a Flash video player.


He also explains advanced techniques with filters, web cam video, and much more.

In this excerpt Lee Brimelow demonstrates how to add video overlays into your Flash productions using alpha channels.


Lee Brimelow
Lee Brimelow is an award-winning interactive designer who is currently focused on developing new and innovative ways of using Flash for online learning. He has worked for companies such as America Online, Netscape, and eBay and currently works for SUMMIT, an interactive learning department at Stanford University. Lee recently won a Flashforward Arrow in the Education category for his video-based Flash learning site at He also maintains a blog devoted to Flash development at and his personal website can be found at

Add video overlays into Flash productions using alpha channels

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