This is a stand-alone video player in a borderless pane, with no video controls. The video plays automatically when the page loads. In this example, the player is placed on the right-hand side of the page at a vertical position that probably would place it beneath the page’s heading banner. But it could be placed anywhere on the page. The size of the player is representative, but it could be larger or smaller, depending on the purpose of the video. This configuration is ideal for presenting a brief introductory video on a page.
List Of Video Clips
This is a vertical stack of elements, the video player on top and a list of available video clips displayed beneath it. When the page loads, the video does not start to play; the visitor must click the play button on the video control to start the video. Clicking one of the video titles in the Click A Clip box causes that video to be loaded into the player and to start playing automatically. Whether the video plays automatically when the page is loaded and whether the video plays automatically when a title is clicked are just two of the many configurable attributes that can be changed quickly and easily. The semi-transparent video controls have been placed within the boundaries of the video window and appear only when the visitor’s mousepointer is over the window.
Automatic Play List
This example is the same in its appearance as the List Of Video Clips example above. However it has been configured to begin playing automatically and to play through the entire list of video clips from the first to the last. This example plays through the entire playlist one time only; however, the FastPitch Player can be configured to loop through the playlist repeatedly, something that might be useful on a kiosk in a public space, such as an airport, or in a booth at a trade show.
An Alternate Configuration
This is another vertical stack, similar to that of the previous example, but with the video player placed beneath two lists, one of available video, the other of documents that can be downloaded. When a document title in the Brochures list is clicked, a dialog is opened offering the user the opportunity to download the corresponding document. Documents can be of almost any kind, including word processing files, spreadsheets, slide presentations, Portable Document Files, and graphics of various types, and others.
This is another vertical stack of two elements, with the video player on top and a panel that displays changing graphics elements on the bottom. The changing of the graphics is synchronized with the progress of the video. There are dark grey video controls immediately below the video window; the controls appear only when the visitor’s mousepointer is over the video window or control bar. The video plays automatically when the page loads.
Small Changes, Quickly Made
This is a vertical stack similar to the previous example but with a couple of small differences: the synchronized graphics are above the player rather than below, the video controls have changed color from dark grey to icy blue, and the controls are constantly visible. Note that in both this and the previous example that the graphics window, narrower than the video player, is centered on the player. All of these changes, and many others, can be made quickly and easily by editing a simple configuration file.
Video News Releases
This is a long, low horizontal strip combining all three of the elements seen in the previous examples: a panel of graphics whose display is synchronized with the video, the video player itself, and the list of available videos. The low profile is enhanced by placing the video controls within the boundaries of the video window. In this example, the controls are visible at all times. This example is configured specifically for the public relations industry to preview video news releases.
Video Podcast Series
This configuration supports the Chamber News Network, a series of video podcasts aimed at members, and potential members, of local Chambers of Commerce. It is another example of the flexibility of FastPitch and the many different applications that it supports.
Hi-Def Wide Screen
This example shows how good professionally produced video can look on FastPitch. The wide-screen dimensions are specified in the video package's easily edited configuration file. The FastPitch Player then automatically adjusts its appearance to accomodate the larger image size, with no need for expensive custom programming.
Fastpitch offers you a number of options for bounding and bordering your application. Borders are optional, so of course there is the possibility of having no border at all. But you could put a thin black outline around the entire application. Or each componet can have its own individual border. You can also create a picture frame effect. You might even be carried away and create too many lines.