Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4

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Pearson Education, Nov 2, 2005 - Computers - 99998 pages
Now the best-selling book on DVD Studio Pro is even better. Fully updated for DVD Studio Pro 4 and with complete coverage of the new version of Compressor, the industrial-strength encoder that dramatically speeds up encoding of MPEG-2 and H.264 HD DVD video, this self-paced guide is the fastest way to learn to author professional, interactive DVDs. Master trainers Martin Sitter and Adrian Ramseier begin with the basics of DVD authoring and take you all the way through DVD Studio Pro’s powerful advanced features. Each chapter presents a complete lesson on an aspect of DVD creation, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. All the files are included on the accompanying DVD.

After learning how to storyboard a DVD and plan its interactions, you’ll set chapter markers, build still, layered, and motion menus, and add subtitles and Web links. You’ll also learn sophisticated techniques for juggling multiple audio tracks and camera angles, creating custom transitions, building advanced overlays, and scripting. By the end of the book, you’ll have created four full DVDs.

The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Pro Training and Certification Program. Upon completing the course material in this book, you can become a certified Apple Pro b taking the certification exam at an Apple Authorized Training Center. To find an Authorized Training Center near you, go to


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Appendix A Creating a Motion Menu in Final Cut
Getting Started
Using the Basic Configuration
Preparing Your First DVD Project
Exploring the Full Interface
Creating a Simple DVD
Setting Up a Simple DVD
Creating Menus Within DVD Studio
Introduction to Encoding
Creating Menus with Overlays
Working with Markers and Stories
Connections and Basic Scripting
Advanced Authoring Techniques
Advanced Menu Design
Creating Menu Elements
Creating Transitions

Creating a Chapter Index Menu
Creating a Slideshow
Adding Subtitles
DVDROM Content and DVDccess
Finishing Your DVD
Creating a Complex DVD
Advanced MPEG Encoding
Using Alternate Angles
Audio Encoding

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