Synopses & Reviews
The uses for DVDs are practically endless--and this valuable guidebook will show you how to take full advantage of making your own DVDs. Learn to create professional quality DVDs at home with your own video content, image files, and sounds. Get step-by-step instructions on assembling material, editing videos, and creating DVD multimedia projects, as well as complete explanations of authoring software and case studies that explain a variety of techniques. Take advantage of DVD compactness, durability, quality, and storage capacity to create interactive, enjoyable, and professional projects.
- Master PC video capture and editing software
- Digitize old photos and VCR tapes
- Share home movies quickly and easily
- Archive, publish, and share data and multimedia images, text, and high-quality audio
- Record TV broadcasts or movies directly
- Perform complex video editing, photo touch-ups, and narration recording
- Set up interactive links to source material
- Produce and distribute professional training materials
- Get new ideas for exciting and effective DVD projects
Why to Buy Learn to create professional quality DVDs at home with your own video content, image files and sounds.
Go Hollywood or stay in your living room. It’s your choice with this helpful resource, which provides clear instruction on everything from recording TV broadcasts or movies directly using a specialized DVD recorder or delving into complexities such as video editing, photo touch-ups, and narration recording.
About the Author
Brian Underdahl (Reno, NV) is the best-selling author of more than 60 books on all aspects of computing. During his career, he has appeared on a number of TV shows as an invited expert, including the Computer Chronicles and TechTV. Brian¿s books have won awards and received critical acclaim from a number of organizations, including an Award of Merit from the Northern California Technical Communications Competition.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to DVDs and VCDs
1: Getting Started with DVDs and VCDs
2: Introduction to DVD Creation Tools
3: Capturing Your Video
Part II: Movie Making Concepts
4: Storyboards and Timelines
5: Transitions and Special Effects
6: Audio Tracks for Your Movies
7: Titles for Your Movies
8: Menus for Your Movies
9: Choosing Output Formats for Your Movies
Part III: Creating Your Movies
10: Creating a Movie in Sonic MyDVD
11: Creating a Movie in Pinnacle Expression
12: Creating a Movie in Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator
13: Creating a Movie in Sonic DVDit!
14: Creating a Movie in Pinnacle Studio
15: Creating a Movie in Roxio VideoWave Power Edition
A: A New Type of Recordable DVD Drive
B: Using Your DVD Burner for Data and Music