Synopses & Reviews
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.
Three days' worth of hands-on training in DVD Studio Pro, chosen by Apple Computer for its own certified training course!
Three days' worth of hands-on training in DVD Studio Pro is contained in this one volume, chosen by Apple Computer for its own certified training course.
The perfect companion to Apple's popular Final Cut Pro video editing software, DVD Studio Pro finally makes it possible for you to create professional, interactive DVDs from the comfort of your own Mac.
Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 2 uses detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with screenshots and reinforced with end-of-chapter review questions to teach you how to create professional-looking DVDs from start to finish. Topics covered include storyboarding, bit-budgeting, encoding audio and video, creating still and motion menus, interactivity and navigation, chapter markers, stories, Web links, slideshows, scripts, juggling multiple audio tracks and camera angles, and building, formatting, and burning the DVD. A companion DVD-ROM includes high-quality content consisting of project files, graphics, and media used in the book so that you can start creating DVDs immediately. In short, Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 2 offers everything you need to get up and running with this powerful DVD authoring software.
This complete project-based course provides a strong working knowledge of DVD Studio Pro.
About the Author
all4DVD, (www.all4DVD.com), is an award-winning DVD authoring and production house that also specializes in training and curriculum development. Founded by Adrian Ramseier and located in Irvine, California, all4DVD's team of noted instructors have extensive experience in video editing and DVD authoring. They have created DVDs for clients including Columbia Tristar, Miramax, BMW Motorcycle, and Reuters.