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Web – Video Crossroads: 03-13-2014

Main Topic

Featured Presentation: The Video Side of Digital Storytelling!

Ivan Taylor, Co-Manager of Web – Video Crossroads, will explore how to create/convert video files that can now be viewed in Apple's iBooks application on iPad and iPhone, and on the Barnes & Noble Nook.

If you embed a video file into a PDF page using Acrobat X Pro, the only formats it will permit are Flash or H.264. The resulting object is called a Rich Media Annotation (RMA), and plays using the embedded copy of Flash Player when viewed in Adobe Reader. But video is now becoming available for EPUB files as well. What's confusing is that the standard can appear as several different file extensions?MP4, F4V, MOV, and M4V are some of the most common.

You will see how settings like H.264 video compression, AAC compressed audio, all contained in an MPEG4 container, with a .m4v extension will produce the best quality for multiple formats. While there is not much difference between .mp4 and .m4v, the latter is specifically for Apple and works in both iPad and iPhone.

Dirty, Dirty Audio!

This isn't Ivan's lesson on telling dirty jokes. He will take us through quick ways to clean up your audio to give your digital storytelling the professional impact we desire!

Adobe Software Raffle

We give away a 12 month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription twice a year! You earn points (tickets) at each meeting toward the raffles. The next raffle for our group will be in June, 2014. Raffle tickets are not for sale, they must be earned. First time attendees are not eligible for the drawing so start attending now. Read the RAFFLE RULES for more details.


Please download and print a PARKING PERMIT. You must hang the permit from your mirror after parking in the NOCCCD SCE lot. It may not be used for the upper parking lot.

Room 132

Hot Tech/Fear Tech

Each month we will take a few minutes to discuss developments related to threats to our privacy, security and liberty stemming from technology.

Stump the Pros/Critics Corner

Something on a project you are working on have you stumped? Ask the group if they have any suggestions or information that might help. Also, if you'd like constructive input on one of your projects, please bring it to show.


The focus of the Web – Video Crossroads (Adobe User Group) is to inspire and instruct our members to take advantage of opportunities involving Web and mobile-device video and the underlying technology. The group's managers, Mike McGready, Owner and Creative Director of Album of Life video studios, and Ivan Taylor, an instructor and consultant on multimedia in education, aim to develop meeting programs that inspire, educate and support those with similar interests. Web developers/designers or video/audio producers will find our topics invaluable and stimulating.

The Web Video Crossroads meets on the second Thursday of every month. and the fee for Orange County MultiMedia Association non-members is $10, or $5 for students (School of Continuing Education students are admitted free).

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  • Dolores J.

    Despite Technical Glitches from projector - great content as always!

    March 17, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Ivan did a great job of showing how to put together a video for an ePub including all the output options in Adobe's Media Encoder for the various reader devices. Ivan and Jeff did a great job of coping with the "dim-bulb" problem (projector). His demo on cleaning up problem audio was also super helpful!

    March 14, 2014

  • Linda L.

    Hi Mike,
    Can you play this video as one of the viral videos?
    Here is the YouTube link:

    March 13, 2014

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