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RE: Flash vs Traditional Screen shot tutorials

From: John Colby <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 06:46:51 +0100
Message-ID: <107DE25EC0216C45AEF670016024245F022A6F2C@exchangea.staff.uce.ac.uk>
To: "Geoff Deering" <gdeering@acslink.net.au>, "John Colby" <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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From: Geoff Deering [mailto:gdeering@acslink.net.au] 
Sent: Tue 29/06/2004 03:55 
To: John Colby; Charles McCathieNevile; WAI-IG 
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Subject: RE: Flash vs Traditional Screen shot tutorials



	> -----Original Message-----
	> From: John Colby
	>
	> OK if you can afford professionals.
	
	How professional are the professionals?  They still do not seem to address the problem of using white text on multicoloured background. 
	
	Quite often in foreign movies there is heaps of dialog I miss because the captions are white on off-white.  It's real hit and miss, with no concern for these issues. 
	
	In the early days of movies they would have one person who was a specialist in being able to consult on the lighting and how the scene would turn out in black and white.  The director relied on these guys. 
	
	Yet with captioning it is often done just as poorly as many other things, and ends up being a frustrating experience.  I have also noticed that some captions could remain on the screen for much longer than they do, yet they take them off too fast.  I wonder how much usability testing goes into these things?  Probably not much.
	
	Geoff
	
	

	Very much agree, Geoff. There are RNID/RNIB/Digital TV Guidelines bur they're not always straightforward - at least not to the guys who are having to produce educational videos on a tight budget.

	

	Experiemnts will continue - and I'll be asking for comments when we ahve things up an running - if I can ever get my uni to alow streaming video! However my HOD is spportive of us getting an external Streaming video site.

	John

	 

	
	

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