Designing Menus with DVD Studio Pro

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CRC Press, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
Compared to other technologies like the television, VCR, and even personal computer, the rapid pace of DVD adoption is unprecedented. This information-packed book offers thorough instruction on how to build appealing DVD menus using the DVD Studio Pro toolset, a sophisticated, professional-level DVD authoring tool from Apple. The book features real-world tutorial projects that demonstrate how to get fast, professional results, add Hollywood features to a DVD, and streamline production while maintaining a creative edge. It also shows how to create a wide variety of menu styles, automate image production, customize menus, construct seamless motion menus, and much more. Written by two graphic designers with years of experience designing interfaces, Designing Menus with DVD Studio Pro is an informative companion to a high-powered piece of software.
 

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Contents

The DVD Menu
7
Research Interaction Design and Usability
25
Design
49
Animation
77
Using DVD Studio Pro
89
Preparing Still Menus
123
Preparing Layered Menus
145
Preparing Motion Menus
161
Chapter Menus and Navigation
185
The Setup Menu
211
Adjusting VTS Order
229
Building and Formatting
235
Index
241
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About the author (2012)

John Skidgel is an award-winning user interface designer who designed the Flash Video Kit that shipped with Macromedia Dreamweaver. Having designed several products at both Adobe and Macromedia, he has great insight into producing Flash Video with the Creative Suite. He is currently a senior designer at Google where he designs tools for Web designers and developers. He is the author of two books in the Focal Press DV Expert Series entitled 'Producing 24p Video' and 'Designing Menus with Encore DVD.'

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