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Create and burn your own professional-quality DVDs with DVD Studio Pro 2, the most comprehensive and affordable DVD Studio Pro book on the market. "DVD Studio Pro 2 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide" covers the secrets of DVD creation, including AC3 audio and MPEG video encoding, advanced interactivity through scripting, subtitling, and more. Task-based reference with hundreds of screenshots makes it easy for videoprofessionals to get things done right, right from the beginning.
Apple has made waves with its revolutionary digital-video-editing packages, such as iMovie, Final Cut Express, and Final Cut Pro. With the release of DVDStudio Pro 2, Apple has completed the digital video picture by providing a full-featured, reasonably priced DVD-authoring program that lets you get your videos off the computer and onto televisions. DVD Studio Pro 2 is a completely new DVD-authoring product, built fromthe ground up to take advantage of OS X's Unix base to provide powerfulprocessing and multitasking abilities. Version 2 brings you a breakthrough userinterface packed with innovative features that redefine professional DVDauthoring, timeline-based track editor, enhanced menu tools that now let youadd text and composite video buttons right in DVD Studio Pro, integratedMPEG-2 encoding and new, professionally designed templates. DVD StudioPro 2 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide is ideal for anybody who wants tooutput their video projects to DVD discs, including independent filmmakers, video professionals, corporate trainers, event videographers, and proud parentseverywhere! Each task is broken down into concise step-by-step instructions, illustrated with informative screenshots and plenty oftime-tested tips and tricksto help you make perfect, pro-caliber DVDs with interactivity far surpassinganything Hollywood has to offer.
If you thought you were producing fairly sophisticated DVDs before, wait 'till you see what you can do with Apple's just-released DVD Studio Pro 3! With its stunning QuickTime-based movie transitions (Alpha Transitions) and a brand-new Graphic View that lets you interact with your project in a storyboard environment, DVD Studio Pro 3 promises to bring a whole new level of sophistication to your DVD projects. This task-based guide ensures that you start taking advantage of it immediately! In these pages, youll discover how to build on your existing DVD authoring skills to master version 3's many powerful new features--including more than 30 additional transition styles, superb HD-to-MPEG-2 encoding, and more. Veteran author Martin Sitter breaks down each DVD Studio Pro task--from setting chapter markers to adding subtitles and creating scripts--into concise step-by-step instructions accompanied by informative screen shots. By the end of the volume, you'll be juggling multiple audio tracks, creating custom transitions, creating smart buttons, and more in the quest of DVD perfection!