QuickTime Toolkit Volume One
Basic Movie Playback and Media Types
"When QuickTime application developers get stuck, one of the first places they look for help is example code from Tim Monroe. Finally, Tim's well-crafted examples and clear descriptions are available in book formâa must-have for anyone writing applications that import, export, display, or interact with QuickTime movies." âMatthew Peterson; University of California, Berkeley; the M.I.N.D. Institute; and author of Interactive QuickTime
QuickTime Toolkit Volume One is a programmerâs introduction to QuickTime, the elegant and potent media engine used by many of Apple's industry-leading services and products (such as the iTunes music store, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro) and also used by a large number of third-party applications. This hands-on guide shows you how to harness the powerful capabilities of QuickTime for your own projects. The articles collected here from the author's highly regarded column in MacTech Magazine are packed with accessible code examples to get you quickly started developing applications that can display and create state-of-the-art digital content. This book begins by showing how to open and display QuickTime movies in a Macintosh or Windows application and progresses step by step to show you how to control movie playback and how to import and transform movies and images. QuickTime Toolkit also shows how to create movies with video data, text, time codes, sprites, and wired (interactive) elements.
Part of the official QuickTime Developer Series, publishing the finest books on QuickTime in cooperation with Apple.
Programmers, developers, and designers in the digital media industry. Those working in computer graphics, scientific visualization, and entertainment technology. Those learning about QuickTime technology.