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Interactive QuickTime Authoring, Part 4There's QuickTime authoring built into what?
There are probably very few, if any, users who will end up buying GoLive 6 solely for it's built-in interactive QuickTime editor, but it's definitely a useful feature makes GoLive worth a serious look if you're in the market for a visual site editor.
What it does
Admittedly, this part of our ongoing series on interactive QuickTime authoring will probably be one of the more superficial efforts we put out, if for no other reason than the fact that we're effectively going to ignore approximately 98.643% of GoLive 6's features and focus on the whatever percentage is left over that constitutes the QuickTime authoring capabilities. I mean, after all, GoLive's primary raison d'etre, as the Russians would say, is to serve as a visual site editor. Plus, GoLive's QuickTime authoring environment is very similar to another product we've previously covered, LiveStage Professional, so I'm going to do a bit of the shameless self-promotion I love so much and point you at Part 3 of this series. What's particularly relevant in that feature is the overview of the various QuickTime tracks LSP gives you access to, because GoLive's track-based interface (fig. 1) is very much the same.
Fig. 1: The GoLive QuickTime authoring interface.
Now, that's not to say that if you go ahead and slap your cash down for GoLive that you're going to be able to put together QuickTime movies with all the bells and whistles LiveStage Pro has, but the underlying concepts and the way each program is set up are comparable. So go on; I'll wait.
How it uses QuickTime
Now that you're back from brushing up on LSP like I oh-so-politely asked you to, let's review what GoLive gives you in the QuickTime department. First, as I already mentioned, is the authoring environment. Let's take a look around, shall we?
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