Desktop DVD Authoring

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New Riders, 2002 - Computers - 525 pages

Desktop DVD Authoring opens up the world of DVD at your desktop -- for playing movies, archiving data, and authoring video productions. Whether for business presentations or family events, the medium of DVD offers an exciting new way to create and distribute video material as high-quality interactive presentations.

With this book, you can easily create and share great-looking productions on DVD and even CD, with real, full-quality digital video and audio, complete with professional-style menus. Even better, the DVD discs that you burn at your desktop can be played almost anywhere -- not only on computer DVD drives, but also on consumer set-top DVD players.

This book will help you make sense of DVD -- discs and formats, consumer and computer products, computer systems and peripherals, for playback and authoring, across both the Windows and Macintosh platforms. You'll see the range of possibilities for desktop DVD authoring, from transferring some videotapes to DVD as easily and simply as possible, to designing your own interactive presentations.

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Making Sense of DVD
The Dimensions of DVD
Convergence Media

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About the author (2002)

Douglas Dixon is a technologist and author who has worked in the "Video Valley" of Princeton, N.J. for more than 20 years, at the bleeding edge where advanced consumer video applications meet personal computers. He recently authored How to Use Adobe Premiere 6.5, and also writes regularly on technology and business for Camcorder and Computer Video magazine and the U.S. 1 Newspaper in Princeton.

As a technology leader at Sarnoff Corp., and previously as a software product manager at Intel Corp., Doug has extensive experience developing multimedia and web technology into consumer products. As a technology writer, Doug is a contributing editor for Camcorder and Computer Video and Digital Photographer magazines.

Although he writes about new and cutting-edge technology, Doug's focus is on making technology understandable and useful for real people. For more on these topics, see his Manifest Technology web site at

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