Section .5. Flash 8 Basic Versus Professional


.5. Flash 8 Basic Versus Professional

As stated in the Preface and throughout this text, several of the projects herein assume you are using, or evaluating, Flash 8 Professional. Table A-1, featured in Macromedia's product literature, itemizes features included in each version.

Table A.1. Comparison of Flash 8 Professional and Flash 8 Basic
 

Flash 8 Professional

Flash 8 Basic

Expressiveness

  

Filters (Graphic Effects)

 

Blend Modes

 

Advanced Easing Control for Animation

 

ActionScript 2.0

Object-based Drawing Mode

FlashType Text Rendering Engine

(advanced options)

Templates

PDF and EPS (Adobe Illustrator 10)

Support

  

Data Components

 

UI Components

(advanced set)

( basic set)

Mobile Authoring

  

Publish to Flash Lite

 

Interactive Mobile Device Emulator

 

Mobile Templates

 

External Players

 

MIDI Ring Tone Support

 

Professional Video

  

Embedded Video

External Video

 

Advanced Video Import Workflow

 

Advanced Video Component

 

Stand-alone Video Encoder

 

Flash Video Exporter Plug-in for QuickTime

 

Advanced Encoding Options

 

Embedded Cue Points for FLV Files

 

Alpha Channel Support

 

User Experience

  

Script Assist (Formerly Called "Normal Mode")

Advanced Library

Spell Checking and Search/Replace

Advanced Video Component

 

Project Panel

 

Extensibility Architecture

SWF Metadata

Accessibility




Flash 8(c) Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity
Flash 8: Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity (OReilly Digital Studio)
ISBN: 0596102232
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 117

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