Learning AV Foundation
A Hands-on Guide to Mastering the AV Foundation Framework
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
AV Foundation for iOS and OS X® Programming—Get Started Fast!
If you develop media-rich iOS or OS X apps, you can do amazing things with Apple’s AV Foundation. However, the framework is extremely large, reliant on cutting-edge language features, and poorly documented. Now, there’s a more productive way to master these immensely powerful technologies: Bob McCune’s Learning AV Foundation.
McCune’s live presentations and GitHub projects have already helped thousands of Apple developers get started with AV Foundation. Building on his experience, McCune helps you gain true mastery by creating real-world apps, hands-on.
You’ll build a voice memo app, custom video player, video editor, and an image/video camera app. As you proceed, you’ll master all the techniques you need to write your own advanced media apps from scratch. Throughout, McCune provides carefully crafted challenges and complete starter apps—all designed to help you deepen your understanding and make the most of Apple’s breakthrough media framework.
Understanding how AV Foundation fits in Apple’s media environment and each of its key areas of functionalityEnabling your apps with audio playback and recording featuresEnhancing video playback to deliver a richer, more dynamic experienceUsing AV Kit to match your user interfaces with iOS Videos or OS X QuickTime PlayerDeveloping media capture apps with real-time video processing using OpenGL ES and Core ImageImplementing custom video playersIntegrating advanced capture features such as video zooming, face detection, barcode scanning, and high frame rate captureMixing multiple audio tracks and automating volume controlBuilding sophisticated non-linear, non-destructive editing appsAdding advanced video editing capabilities, such as video transitions and animation effects