Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4 [NOOK Book]

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Now the best-selling book on DVD Studio Pro is even better. Fully updated for DVD Studio Pro 4 and with complete coverage of the new version of Compressor, the industrial-strength encoder that dramatically speeds up encoding of MPEG-2 and H.264 HD DVD video, this self-paced guide is the fastest way to learn to author professional, interactive DVDs. Master trainers Martin Sitter and Adrian Ramseier begin with the basics of DVD authoring and take you all the way through DVD Studio Pro’s powerful advanced features. ...

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Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4

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Overview

Now the best-selling book on DVD Studio Pro is even better. Fully updated for DVD Studio Pro 4 and with complete coverage of the new version of Compressor, the industrial-strength encoder that dramatically speeds up encoding of MPEG-2 and H.264 HD DVD video, this self-paced guide is the fastest way to learn to author professional, interactive DVDs. Master trainers Martin Sitter and Adrian Ramseier begin with the basics of DVD authoring and take you all the way through DVD Studio Pro’s powerful advanced features. Each chapter presents a complete lesson on an aspect of DVD creation, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. All the files are included on the accompanying DVD.

After learning how to storyboard a DVD and plan its interactions, you’ll set chapter markers, build still, layered, and motion menus, and add subtitles and Web links. You’ll also learn sophisticated techniques for juggling multiple audio tracks and camera angles, creating custom transitions, building advanced overlays, and scripting. By the end of the book, you’ll have created four full DVDs.

The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Pro Training and Certification Program. Upon completing the course material in this book, you can become a certified Apple Pro b taking the certification exam at an Apple Authorized Training Center. To find an Authorized Training Center near you, go to www.apple.com/software/pro/training.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132797986
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/16/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • File size: 25 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Martin Sitter is the founder and CEO of macProVideo.com, a leading software education publisher and training website. A veteran audio producer, multimedia artist, and Apple Certified Trainer specializing in track-based video and audio applications, Martin is the author of Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 7 and Express 7, and co-author of Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4.

Bruce Nazarian “the DVD Guy”, is an award-winning DVD author and producer and a well-known DVD consultant. His website, Recipe4DVD.com, provides information for DVD authors worldwide. A master DVD trainer, Bruce creates the DVD Companion Pro-Pack™ products. His books include DVD Studio Pro 4: the Complete Guide for Authoring with Macintosh. Bruce is a regular speaker on DVD topics at tradeshows and conferences worldwide.





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Table of Contents

Contents at a Glance

Tiger Basic Project: Using the Basic Configuration
Lesson1 Preparing Your First DVD Project
Lesson 2 Exploring the Full Interface

Swiss Project: Creating a Simple DVD
Lesson 3 Setting Up a Simple DVD
Lesson 4 Creating Menus Within DVD Studio Pro
Lesson 5 Creating a Chapter Index Menu
Lesson 6 Creating a Slideshow
Lesson 7 Adding Subtitles
Lesson 8 DVD-ROM Content and DVD@ccess
Lesson 9 Finishing Your DVD

Tiger Project: Creating a Complex DVD
Lesson 10 Introduction to Encoding
Lesson 11 Creating Menus with Overlays
Lesson 12 Working with Markers and Stories
Lesson 13 Connections and Basic Scripting

Black Box Project: Advanced Authoring Techniques
Lesson 14 Advanced Menu Design
Lesson 15 Creating Menu Elements
Lesson 16 Creating Transitions
Lesson 17 Advanced MPEG Encoding
Lesson 18 Using Alternate Angles
Lesson 19 Audio Encoding
Lesson 20 Scripting

Appendix A Creating a Motion Menu in Final Cut Pro
Appendix B Bit Budgeting
Appendix C Final Cut Studio Workflows
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