DVD Studio Pro 3

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Peachpit Press, 2005 - Computers - 719 pages
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There's no better way to learn to author professional, interactive DVDs than this self-paced, Apple-certified guide to DVD Studio Pro 3. This revision of the best-selling first edition is fully updated to take advantage of the software's new transition styles, superb HD-to-MPEG-2 encoding, and brand-new graphical view. Master trainers Adrian Ramseier and Martin Sitter begin with the basics of DVD authoring and--in a new advanced section--take you all the way through DVD Studio Pro's most powerful features. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of DVD creation and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. After learning how to storyboard your DVD and plan its interactions, you'll set chapter markers, build still and motion menus, and add subtitles and Web links. You'll also learn sophisticated techniques for juggling multiple audio tracks and camera angles, creating smart buttons and custom transitions, and scripting. Finally, you'll encode professional-quality audio and video and build, format, and burn the DVD. By the end of the book, you'll have created four full DVDs, each geared to a different audience and using different navigation schemes and effects.

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Getting Started
Using the Basic Configuration Lesson 1 Preparing Your First DVD Project
Exploring the Full Interface

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About the author (2005)

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. Adrian is the author of the previous version of this guide.

Martin Sitter is a veteran audio producer, multimedia artist, and author specializing in track-based video and audio applications. Martin is the author of LiveStage Professional 3 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, DVD Studio Pro 2 for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide, and Apple Pro Training Series: Logic 6. When not writing or producing DVD-Video, Martin teaches DVD Studio Pro and Logic Platinum as an Apple Certified Trainer.

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