How can I fake the tools of the 1930/40s paparazzi trade? You know what I mean, those wonderful speed cameras with the huge flashes. Assuming I can come up with some kind of land or speed camera, all I need is the flash. But flashbulbs are expensive, and vintage flash equipment is hard to come by - thanks, Star Wars fans! So might it be possible to build my own WeeGee-esque flash gun? Perhaps the body could be steel or copper tubing, plus a scavenged reflector of some sort. Where I'm stuck is the flash itself and the means of making it pop. [more inside]
I'm looking for a library, package, product or some sample code in either JAVA or Visual Basic that would allow me to create a video from my program. I have some software tools I've developed and I'd like some functionality to my program that could take existing video clips and pictures and then assemble them into a video. I would like the final video format to be FLV however any popular format would do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a great one.
Why did the latest OS X update break Java and how do I fix it? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a camera flash for a Canon XTi for around $120? I really want the speedlite 430 but its just out of my budget right now and I'm still basically a beginner. Is there anything comparable at that price that still offers a swivel head that can go in all 4 directions (as in, left right up down)? Can I still get good results from something at that price? the guys at the camera store are really trying to upsell me and tell me that anything at my price range will basically suck.
There's a flash game that I can't seem to find or remember the name of. However, I remember everything else about it. [more inside]
Does anyone remember and know where I can find an old Flash animation that I saw on the internet years ago, which featured hopping bunnies, the floating head of Margaret Thatcher, and a jaunty song containing the word 'ja!'? [more inside]
Which free/cheap programs will make the simple movies I need? [more inside]
Help me find this cool site! Site was an example of crowd dynamics. The site presented a shared space and a random assortment of letters, like Scrabble tiles, that could be dragged around the screen to spell out words. [more inside]
I installed Flash CS4 on my Mac and ever since then when browsing in Firefox I get all kinds of Flash 10 popup errors with an option to 'dismiss all' or 'continue'. It's like Flash thinks I want to debug everything in the course of my browsing. How do I turn that off?
I'm building my first Flash program, and I need help with a problem with collision detection... [more inside]
Question for the flash experts. I've swiched to doing my actionscript coding in FlashDevelop - but I cant get autocomplete to work for the movie clips in my fla. [more inside]
I am looking for this website that has flash quizzes and for the life of me I cannot remember what it is called. Probably the most noticeable thing about it is the quizzes come in episodes and the loading screen always contains the top half of a bald head and the eyes follow your mouse around. Anyone know what this website is called?
I would like to dowwnload a registry cleaner, but find all the comparisons seem to be sponsored by a software company trying to sell THEIR cleaner, which of course, is "the best" of those compared. Is there a truly independent comparison I can refer to? Or, is RegCure REALLY the best one to try or do they just have a huge marketing budget!?? My problem is the stupid flash player ver 10 won't download properly, and I'm hoping a reg cleaner will help. Anyone know?
How do I put a powerpoint presentation or video equivalent of it online so that my students can use it to learn? [more inside]
How do I set up a computer to automatically copy files to any flash drive when it is plugged into the USB port?
How do I set up a computer to automatically copy files to any flash drive when it is plugged into the USB port? [more inside]
How should I approach programming a prize draw? [more inside]
I can't view flash content on my aging ibook! Firefox and Safari both quit rendering any flash sites for me (ex. onion video.) I can't upgrade to the newest version as I'm running 10.3.9 and don't have the specs to run anything higher.
I bricked my printer installing new firmware. The vendor-supplied flasher does nothing, but I believe I have the flash image. How can I get it to the printer? [more inside]
Is there a fully customizable flash image gallery for my website that will pull photos from my Flickr sets? [more inside]
Flash banners vs. animated gif banners - the real pluses and minuses. What are they? [more inside]
Are there any problems with building the front-end for a job board in Adobe Flex? [more inside]
I'm hoping to use a portable harddrive with a USB storage device (Digital Audio Player, as it turns out) without a computer in between. Does such a product exist? Preferably at a non-exorbitant price? [more inside]
Flash in 3MDS (Remote display screen software) does not display certain layers. [more inside]
Anyone know of a feature rich flash media player for use on the web? [more inside]
I'm looking for some good, simple puzzle games. Online or iPhone. [more inside]
Is there an embeddable Flash Sim City game anywhere on the Web?
FlashFilter: I'm dumb at this whole Flash thing! How can I change something (i.e. text) across all keyframes? [more inside]
Are USB memory sticks a smart or stupid backup solution? [more inside]
I'm looking for a video artist's website (that I first saw linked on metafilter) -- the artist in question did series (maybe 9?) of web videos of a heavyset guy (possibly the artist himself.) In each of the videos, the guy INTERACTED with the cursor: for example, if you moved the arrow on the trackpad across the video, the guy would suddenly SLAP the cursor out of the way. I've tried all the tags I can think of, but cannot locate the site. Help?
[Website development filter] I have developed a site for a client. He wanted something that shows a picture with text that changes every few seconds so I created a GIF that does this. Now he says that he wants it to pause on mouseover or a click. How do I do this? [more inside]
FLV to SWF conversion? [more inside]
Graphic designer needing web skills... but what do I need? [more inside]
ActionScript 3.0 trouble: rollover effects. [more inside]
how do I download mp3s from fileshare? My friend plays for the orchestra these songs are there to practice for, but has no internet connection, and wants these files on cd. I want to help him. [more inside]
Which external flash should I purchase for a Nikon D40? [more inside]
What is the fastest USB flash drive I can get my hands on?
I recently started making animated movies in flash. When I upload them to Youtube or Google video, the audio translates well but the video becomes very jerky. I assume its a byproduct of the way they compress the files, but is there a way to avoid this? [more inside]
Does this person exist, relatively cheaply: drupal, PHP, Flash, CSS developer? All rolled into one. [more inside]
What are some well-known sites who have scaled back their Flash use? I can think of flickr and mint.com, both of which started with much more of a reliance on Flash and then scaled back to having some Flash components on an otherwise XHTML-driven site.
Way back in the history of the web, when Flash was brand-new, someone did a great version of Terry Bisson's "They're Made Out of Meat" in animated Flash. It was incredibly funny. I've searched for years, but haven't been able to find this version. Anybody know if it's still out there?
I need to download a video from my local ABC affiliate, an ibsys.com site. (If that means anything?) They don't provide a way to do this, and the usual tools are no help. Can you help? [more inside]
How can I save a flash program from the internet? [more inside]
More Flash ambient sound toys, please! [more inside]
I'm looking for Flash Audio (music) visualization info... and a bit o' help. [more inside]
How do I keep a web window full-screen on one monitor while working on another? [more inside]
I'm looking for a Free Flash gallery with admin panel, something similar to SlideshowPro (http://slideshowpro.net/). Know of anything?
Is there any way to export all of the text in a FLA file? [more inside]
NPR's media player won't work on my Mac. Why? [more inside]