High-Definition DVD Handbook: Producing for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc / Edition 1

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Everything you need to design and produce high definition DVDs-from three of the most well-known specialists in the industry

High Definition DVD Handbook is your one-stop resource for mastering the new HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and successfully applying them to the entire DVD process-from authoring to design to production. You'll see how to fully utilize the amazing new resolution and features of high definition DVD, understand the major differences between the formats, navigate complex specs, and set up for either small- or large-scale production. Featuring a foreword by Jim Taylor, coauthor of DVD Demystified, this practical, irreverent guide:

  • Gives you comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of both new competing high definition DVD formats
  • Covers all-new, high definition authoring tools
  • Includes chapters devoted to audio and video acquisition, graphics design, compression, quality control, and replication
  • Reveals how to achieve new levels of interactivity through graphic user interfaces (GUIs)
  • Provides proven advice on avoiding production pitfalls and troubleshooting
  • Helps you navigate and utilize content protection and digital rights management as well as the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) standard

Taking DVD Demystified to the next level, High Definition DVD Handbook is your guide to the new wave of DVD production.

“should be required reading in any world-class DVD facility.”

-Benn Carr, VP of New Technology, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071485852
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/6/2007
  • Edition description: Book & DVD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Johnson is vice president of technology at

Technology Creative Services, a Thomson company.

Charles Crawford is the cofounder of Televised

Production Services and Heritage Series, LLC, production companies.

Christen Armbrust is a senior process engineer at

Technicolor Creative Services.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Table of Figures and Tables     xv
Preface     xix
Introduction     1
About this Book     2
About the Disc     7
Standards and Conventions     7
Other Conventions     8
Bits, Bytes, Units and Notations     9
Lights, Camera...Action!     1
Film or Tape or ? ?     1
Television Systems: A Primer     2
Frame Rates     4
High Definition Image Resolutions     6
Chroma Subsampling and Bit Depth     8
High Definition Data Streams     8
Film Formats     10
Video Formats     11
Pictures and Sound     1
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)     2
HD Disc Players     2
Settop Players     3
HD Disc Recorders     4
Additional Player Considerations     6
HDTV Displays     7
What's Wrong with CRT?     7
Types of New Displays     8
HD Video Displays Meet HD Discs     9
Coding Technologies     1
Creation of a Format     1
Audio Coding Technologies     2
Mandatory vs. Optional Codecs     3
Choosing a Primary Audio Codec     5
Choosing a Secondary Audio Codec     14
Video Coding Technologies     17
Differences Between HD DVD and Blu-ray     18
Choosing a Video Codec     18
Persistent Storage     1
Technically Speaking     1
Potential Uses     3
Persistent Storage Implementations     3
HD DVD     3
Blu-ray: Binding Unit Data Area (BUDA) and the Virtual File System (VFS)     9
Conclusion and Comment     12
Network/Streaming Technologies     1
Creativity Requirement     5
Design and Planning     6
Implementation     6
Summary     8
The HD DVD Format     1
Standard Content     2
Similarities to DVD     3
Key Differences from DVD     4
When is HD DVD Standard Content Appropriate?     11
Advanced Content     12
Structure of Advanced Content     13
Structure of an Advanced Application     16
When is HD DVD Advanced Content Appropriate?     19
- The Blu-ray Disc Format      1
Format Comparisons     2
Comparing HDMV to HD DVD Standard Content     3
Comparing BD-Java to HD DVD Advanced Content     3
HD Movie Mode     5
BD-Java     14
Relation of BD-J to HDMV     21
When is BD-J Appropriate?     22
Compression and Authoring Tools     1
Audio Compression     1
Video Compression     2
Authoring Tools     3
HD DVD Standard Content     5
HD DVD Advanced Content     5
BD HDMV & BD-J Authoring     6
Subtitling     6
Summary     6
Setting Up for Production     1
Preparing for Production Capability     2
Single-User/Consumer Production     5
Small Scale Prosumer/Corporate Operation     7
Large-Scale/Hollywood Operations     15
Conclusions and Other Recommendations     23
Project Design and Planning     1
Project Design     2
Project Flowchart     9
User Interactivity     11
Authoring and Programming     13
Quality Control     13
Scheduling     14
Ready, Aim, Fire      17
Graphic Design     1
Design and Planning     8
Implementation     9
Graphics Basics for HD DVD     10
Graphics Basics for Blu-Ray     10
Summary     11
Compression     1
Audio     2
Video     4
Getting Started with a New Encoder     6
Advanced Encoding Techniques     7
Summary     9
Authoring/Programming     1
HD DVD Standard Content     1
HD DVD Advanced Content     4
Markup vs. Script     11
Blu-rayHDMV     11
BD-J     17
Basic Architecture     18
Quality Control (QC)     1
Setting Up for Quality     2
Quality Checking Techniques     4
Visual Inspection Checklists     7
Test Plans     9
Test Reports     9
The Player Challenge     10
Summary     12
So, You Think You're Done     1
Replication Workflow     2
Disc Format Configurations     3
HD Disc Packaging     6
Advanced Access Content System (AACS)      1
Objectives     2
Ecosystem     2
Technology Overview     3
Analog Sunset     6
HD DVD Implementation     8
Blu-ray Implementation     12
AACS Production Workflow     14
Online Connections and Network Content     15
Managed Copy     17
Blu-ray Disc's BD+     1
BD-ROM Mark     2
SPDC (Self-Protecting Digital Content)     2
Counter Measures     4
Native Code     4
Media Transform     5
Workflow     6
When to Use SPDC     7
About The Disc     A-1
Glossary     G-1
Index     I-1
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