Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4

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Pearson Education, Nov 2, 2005 - Computers - 744 pages
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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 www.apple.com/software/pro/training.

 

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Contents

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
54
Creating Menus with Overlays
60
Working with Markers and Stories
19
Connections and Basic Scripting
42
Advanced Authoring Techniques
20
Advanced Menu Design
22
Creating Menu Elements
152
Creating Transitions
220

Creating a Chapter Index Menu
Creating a Slideshow
Adding Subtitles
DVDROM Content and DVDccess
14
Finishing Your DVD
24
Creating a Complex DVD
54
Advanced MPEG Encoding
249
Using Alternate Angles
287
Audio Encoding
16
Scripting
78
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Martin Sitter is the founder and CEO of macProVideo.com, a leading software education publisher and
training Web site. A veteran audio producer, multimedia artist, and Apple Certified Trainer specializing in track-based video and audio applications, Martin is the author of "Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 7" "and Express 7 "and "Apple Pro Training Series: Soundtrack Pro 2."
Adrian Ramseier is the founder and principal of All4DVD, an award-winning DVD authoring and production house that also specializes in training and curriculum development. All4DVD's team of noted instructors has created DVDs for clients including Sony Pictures, BMW Motorcycle, and Reuters.

all4DVD, (www.all4DVD.com), is an award-winning DVD authoring and production house that also specializes in training and curriculum development. Founded by Adrian Ramseier and located in Irvine, California, all4DVD's team of noted instructors have extensive experience in video editing and DVD authoring. They have created DVDs for clients including Columbia Tristar, Miramax, BMW Motorcycle, and Reuters.

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