Flex 3 and AIR 1.0 and Real World Video – Adobe User Group and OzFlex

Join Matt Johnston (OzFlex) at a joint OzFlex / AUG Vic event as he presents and demos Flex 3 and AIR 1.0 – as announced by Adobe on February 25th. You’ll see an exclusive video presentation by Adobe Chief Software Architect, Kevin Lynch, hear some important product news, plus get your hands on some exclusive giveaways. Following Matt will be Dean Laffan who will present on how video compression has evolved in the last ten years, give a quick overview of the video work flow from acquisition, processing and delivery, discuss the range of formats and codecs which are available to deploy, the range of programs and utilities to create your streams, discuss the arrival of Hi-Def and it’s impacts and finally demonstrate how Real World is applying these skills in some current projects.

Monday evening, March 17th 6PM to 9PM.
Horse Bazaar Venue 397 Little Lonsdale Street. Melbourne.
Drinks and dinner will provided courtesy of Adobe.

Flex 3 and AIR 1.0

Flex 3 builds on the already solid framework of Flex 2 – adding new components, advanced data tools, CS3 integration, native support for AIR development & the ability to use the Flash Player cache of components to reduce the size of your applications. With Adobe AIR 1.0 the gap between RIAs and the operating system (OS) desktop has been bridged now you can develop applications for the desktop using familiar technology – Flex and/or Flash and/or AJAX. AIR also gives your RIA access to local resources, drag and drop and adds another dimension to your web application. Matt is the manager of the OzFlex Adobe User Group & also a student at Monash University. He has a long history with traditional Web Technologies and has a keen interest in RIA Development- in particular Adobe Flex.

* What you didn’t know about video in the real world

In this 30 minute session Dean Laffan will do a brief recap on how video compression has evolved in the last ten years, give a quick overview of the video workflow from acquisition, processing and delivery, discuss the range of formats and codecs which are available to deploy, the range of programs and utilities to create your streams, discuss the arrival of Hi-Def and it’s impacts and finally demonstrate how Real World is applying these skills in some current projects. After the presentation, Dean is happy to take any of your questions related to any aspect of digital video capture, encoding and delivery.

Dean Laffan is the founder and CEO of Real World Productions, a Melbourne based digital communications house http://www.realworld.com.au. Dean’s main role entails a Producer/Director function but simply can’t bear to keep his fingers out of of the video compression pie and his hands off the keyboard. Since his first project way back in the mid 90s using Quicktime 1.0, Dean now oversees and creates a range of digital video workflows across the gamut of applications and formats.

Dean is experienced in video compression for streaming, CD and DVD covering all major formats such as Quicktime, Windows Media, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AC3, MP3 … and of course Sorenson Spark & On2 VP6 for Flash. Dean is a sought after tester of the most popular compression programs and a regular contributor to the peak internet discussion lists on compression and authoring.

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