DVD Demystified Third Edition / Edition 3

DVD Demystified Third Edition / Edition 3

by Jim Taylor, Christen Armbrust, Mark R. Johnson
     
 

"This series has launched many a DVD career including my own and should be required reading in any world class DVD facility… a perfect resource for any DVD professional or novice." — Benn Carr, VP of New Technology, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA

"Even DVD experts need a place to turn to for guidance, advice and reference. DVD Demystified

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Overview

"This series has launched many a DVD career including my own and should be required reading in any world class DVD facility… a perfect resource for any DVD professional or novice." — Benn Carr, VP of New Technology, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA

"Even DVD experts need a place to turn to for guidance, advice and reference. DVD Demystified IS THE place." — Andy Evans, Chairman, The Pavement, London, England

"Jim Taylor is the smartest guy on the planet when it comes to DVD. Add Mark Johnson and Chuck Crawford and there's nothing this team can't help you with. No matter what you need to find out about DVD, this book gives you the answers you can understand, use, and count on." — Fred Grossberg, President, Mill Reef Video, Washington, DC

REVISED AND EXPANDED INCLUDING THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES, FORMATS, AND PRODUCTION DETAILS

DVD INCLUDED

Hybrid DVD-Video/DVD-ROM

Showcases dynamic application of DVD technology with samples from Dolby, DTS, THX, IMAX, Joe Kane Productions, Microsoft, Widescreen Review, and others
• Plus audio/video tests, WebDVD, HTML files, spreadsheets, and more

THE LEGENDARY GUIDE TO EVERYTHING DVD

Driving a business of over $50 billion per year, DVD is the all-encompassing media technology that has reshaped entertainment, professional video, business communications, and computing.

This updated edition of the renowned, reader-friendly guide defines, demystifies, and details DVD and related technologies. This book is a MUST read if . . .

  • You're in the audio/video or entertainment business
  • You're a multimedia developer
  • You work with educational technology or industrial training
  • You're an IT professional or technology consultant
  • You're a filmmaker or a musician
  • You cover cutting-edge technology as a journalist or analyst
  • You can't afford thousands of dollars for the standards and specifications books
  • You read the standards and specifications books but didn’t understand them
  • You're a technovideoaudiophile
  • You want to be in the know, up to speed, and on the leading edge of this fascinating technology

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071423960
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/21/2005
Series:
Demystified Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
700
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

1The world before DVD
2DVD arrives
3Technology primer
4Features
5Content protection
6Overview of the formats
7Red laser physical disc formats
8Blue laser physical disc formats
9Application details
10Players
11Myths
12What's wrong with DVD
13New interaction paradigms
14DVD in home, business, and education
15DVD on computers
16Production essentials
17DVD and beyond

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