A   S t r e a m i n g   M e d i a   P r i m e r :  
H O W   D O   I   M A K E   ( G O O D )   S T R E A M I N G   M E D I A ?
Shoot
THE STREAMING MEDIA WORKFLOW
The fi rst stages of the streaming media workfl ow are, essentially, identical to those used for creating any 
type of digital video production. To learn more about digital video, check out the Adobe Digital Video 
Primer that can be found on the Adobe Web site.
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There are some special considerations to bear in mind as you plan, shoot, and edit video specifi cally 
for the Web considerations that can mean the difference between  Compelling!   Classy!  and  Way 
Capture
cool!  versus  I wouldn't waste my time watching that.  This section covers some of the basics, and 
provides some tips to enhance the quality of your streaming media productions.
Pre production
Production
Post production
Plan the 
Create/Gather
Capture/
Create/
Assemble/
Output and
Project
Raw Material
Import
Composite
Edit
Distribute
   Outline
  Shoot raw   
  Digitize analog
   Motion 
   Develop a
   Output to a 
Edit
video/stills
video
graphics
rough cut
   variety of 
   Script
   media:
  Procure stock 
  Import DV
   Visual effects
   Perform non 
   Storyboard
footage
linear editing 
      Video
  Import elements
   Sophisticated, 
   Budget/Finance
  Create elements 
multi layered 
(NLE) 
      Film
  Import audio
   Cast
such as 2D/3d 
compositions
   Author multi 
      CD ROM
   Costumes
animations 
media and 
      DVD
and titles
Web content
   Sets/Props
      The Web
   Record/
   Mix audio
   Locations
procure audio
   Output an edit 
   Logistics
Encode
decision list 
(EDL)
The chart above shows the steps in the digital video workfl ow. These steps are fully detailed in the 
Adobe Digital Video Primer. In this primer, we will only cover considerations that are critical to creating 
good quality streaming media.
 The chart below expands the workfl ow that happens in the last box in the chart above. It shows greater 
Integrate
detail in regard to publishing and serving your streams, integrating your streaming media content into 
the Web visitor experience, and managing your Web site and your streaming media content, monitoring 
usage and adjusting accordingly. 
Prepare
Distribute
Output
Manage
Assess/Plan  
Pre process
Encode
Publish
Integrate
Manage
Serve
   Assess target
  Pre process 
  For an Internet 
   Post encoded
  Develop Web 
   Monitor Web
   audience re:
live feeds 
audience, out 
files to media
navigation and 
site traffic 
   > platform 
put for multiple 
  Perform any pre 
server (if 
UI support
   > connection
formats at multi 
for streams
   Manage content
processing not 
available in 
       speeds
ple bit rates
completed in post 
house, or work 
   Create inter 
   Select parameters    production get 
  For a homogenous 
with hosting 
active UI ele 
   including: 
proper image 
intranet audience, 
outsource)
ments needed to 
   > target bit rate      parameters, 
output in selected
namic Medianamic Media
   > balancing audio/   adjust color and 
format at optimal
   Test streams on 
access and aug 
yy
       video bit rates 
brightness, filter 
bit rate
minimum system 
ment streaming  
   > image size 
and enhance 
you plan to 
content
  Don't forget 
   > frame rate,   
  audio, etc.
to test
support
   Assemble Web
Play Back
   > keyframes
  Test early, 
pages incorp 
test often
orating inter 
obe Dobe D
activity and
dd
links to 
AA
streaming 
content
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