CD-R/DVD: Digital Recording to Optical Media with Cdrom / Edition 1

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A-Z guide to data storage for video/audio pros.

For professionals and hobbyists alike,Lee Purcell's CD-R/DVD: Digital Recording to Optical Media is the first and last word on this subject. YouAEll find expert and thorough explanations of CD-R and DVD-RAM technology,including inhouse CD duplication,labeling and printing systems,and Web sites on disc. . . CD and DVD standards,including packet-writing and other formats. . . recording equipment,including setting up a CD-R workstation,equipment selection guidelines and product lists. . . recording software,guidelines for premastering and DVD recording tools. . . "poor man" authoring techniques,with easy entry paths for businesses and individuals,using HTML for multimedia creation,Adobe Acrobat on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM,and compressed video on disc. . . studio techniques for home ecording. . . digital sound processing tools. . . sound capture and sampling. . . creating DVD-Audio discs. . . business uses for optical recording,including computer output to laser disc (COLD) and distributing Web sites. . . Web and CD-ROM linking. . . independent marketing and distribution strategies and succeeding as an independent content producer. . . and much,much more.

Recordable CDs (CD-Rs) and DVDs have emerged as the best choice of media for storing the huge amounts of data required by digital video and audio. And CD-R/DVD is the best introductory guide for mastering this pivotal technology.

Packed with advice for selecting the right equipment and putting it to work,CD-R/DVD offers a wealth of practical tips and techniques,as well as insights from industry insiders. The bundled CD-ROM includes trialsoftware and other resources. Whether you're a video or sound recording professional,an IT specialist working with business applications,or a home PC user,this book will help you gain success in your optical recording pursuits.

In a down-to-earth,thoroughly readable style,author Lee Purcell helps you:

*Create and replicate discs inexpensively and without errors.

*Distribute content on disc to the widest range of computer platforms.

*Master the techniques for digitally recording music,video,multimedia,presentations,and more.

*Understand CD-R and DVD recording standards.

*Select the best hardware,software,and media for your recording applications.

*Create content quickly using tools and applications you already own.

*Get professional results using top-notch studio techniques,even when doing home recording.

*Learn the secrets of producing and marketing an independent title on disc.

*Discover new and exciting uses for recordable CDs and DVDs With guidelines and practical information from veterans and seasoned professionals,CD-R/DVD is the premier resource for anyone serious about burning discs. Grab this book and start recording. . .

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A practical guide to the uses and possibilities of optical recording technology for video and sound recording engineers, IT specialists working with business applications, and home PC users. Describes how to: create and replicate discs; distribute content to a wide range of computer platforms; master recording techniques; understand CD-R and DVD recording standards; and select hardware, software, and media for recording applications. In addition, the author includes tips for designing CD packaging, interviews with software developers and audio engineers, and a CD-ROM with trial versions of recording software and templates for prepping disc label artwork. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071357159
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/6/2000
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Engineering Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Concise History of Optical Recording
CD-R and DVD-RAM Technology
CD and DVD Standards
Equipment for Recording
Software for Recording
Recordable Media
Basic Authoring Techniques
Audio Recording for Music
Optical Recording for Business
Multimedia on Disk
Replication and Packaging
Independent Marketing and Distribution
Responsible Media Use
Companion Web Site Overview
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