DVD Studio Pro 3: In the Studio: In the Studio

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Oct 26, 2004 - Computers - 352 pages
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Apple's DVD Studio Pro, released in 2001, provided a low-cost, professional solution for home and small business DVD authoring. Today, the highly sophisticated yet easy-to-use DVD Studio Pro 3 allows independent filmmakers, video producers, trainers, event videographers, and enthusiasts to create professional-grade DVDs on the Macintosh platform. Pair the program with DVD Studio Pro 3: In the Studio, and you've got everything you need to embrace the digital video revolution.This indispensable book gives you the tools and know-how to master DVD Studio Pro 3. Oversized and in full color, the highly visual DVD Studio Pro 3: In the Studio is ideal for Macintosh ProApps developers--those who use Final Cut Pro 4 and Shake 3--as well as for prosumer and professional filmmakers who wish to transfer their projects to DVDs. The book goes well beyond the program's features list to demystify the entire process of DVD design and authoring.Author Marc Loy, who has been using DVD Studio Pro since its inception, goes beyond a simple discussion about the DVD Studio Pro 3 interface and entices readers to experience the program's powerful capabilities as they create eye-catching, innovative DVD designs. He covers the actual protocols involved with the DVD files and filesystems, pixel aspect ratio issues, and common "gotchas" using both still and motion media. He also delivers plenty of tips and tricks for using dynamic buttons. DVD Studio Pro 3: In the Studio explores most everything you need and want to know, including importing from Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, making motion video menus available, effective looping of video and audio, adding multilingual menus and subtitles, encoding rules for DVDs, scripting, and mass duplication hunts.DVD Studio Pro 3: In the Studio is a professional-level book for anyone who's serious about creating high-impact, professional-level DVDs to make your unique vision a digital video reality.

 

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Contents

Getting Started
1
Media Formats
33
Great Menus Layers
73
Great Menus Motion
103
Le DVD Entwurf Internacionale An International DVD Project
131
The Directors Cut
161
DVD Scripting
181
Games and Easter Eggs
199
Templates and Styles
239
Transitions
267
Script Command Reference
291
DVD Style Guide
309
DVD9 Projects
317
Index
323
About the Author
331
Colophon
332

DVDs and Computers
227

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Page 34 - Forum, the current governing consortium of more than 200 corporate members, has not come to an official decision as to what the letters stand for. And neither of the preceding definitions is considered valid today. So, if someone asks what DVD stands for ... well, it just stands for "DVD.

About the author (2004)

Marc Loy is a senior programmer at Galileo Systems, LLC, but his day job seems to be teaching Java and Perl to various companies -- including Sun Microsystems. He has played with Java since the alpha days and can't find his way back to C. He is developing an interactive learning application at Galileo written entirely in Java. He received his master's degree in computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and still lives in Madison with his partner, Ron Becker. He does find time to relax by playing the piano and/or throwing darts, depending on how successful the day of teaching or programming was.

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