How to Do Everything with Adobe Encore DVD

Overview

Create a full-fledged video DVD production on your computer with help from this step-by-step resource. Explore the workflow for an Encore project, including understanding DVD-compliant audio and video formats. Take advantage of tight integration with Adobe Photoshop to create custom DVD menus. Create sophisticated DVDs for all entertainment genres from low budget thrillers to sophisticated high-end animated productions. Create DVDs that educate or promote a product. Regardless of your prior experience with ...

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Overview

Create a full-fledged video DVD production on your computer with help from this step-by-step resource. Explore the workflow for an Encore project, including understanding DVD-compliant audio and video formats. Take advantage of tight integration with Adobe Photoshop to create custom DVD menus. Create sophisticated DVDs for all entertainment genres from low budget thrillers to sophisticated high-end animated productions. Create DVDs that educate or promote a product. Regardless of your prior experience with authoring DVD discs, you’ll be creating professional, high-quality DVDs in no time with the help of this complete and easy-to-read book.

  • Import DVD-compliant audio and video clips
  • Modify the Encore workspace to suit your preferences
  • Use Encore library presets and create custom DVD discs
  • Master Encore’s pallets and tools
  • Learn how to author a DVD using MPEG and AVI video
  • Set up and execute a DVD project
  • Prepare assets prior to importing them into Encore
  • Transcode audio assets as Dolby Digital sound
  • Add subtitles and specify alternate audio tracks

About the author: Doug Sahlin is an author, graphic designer, and Web site developer living in Central Florida. He has written twelve books on design including several on Adobe products.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072231908
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
  • Publication date: 12/18/2003
  • Series: How to Do Everything Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Sahlin (Lakeland, Florida) is an author, graphic designer, and Web site designer living in Central Florida. He is the author of twelve books on graphic design including How To Do Everything with Adobe Acrobat 6.0. Sahlin’s articles and product reviews have appeared in national publications such as Computer Graphics World, 3D Magazine, Video Systems, and Corel Magazine. His tutorials have been featured at numerous Web sites devoted to graphic design.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introducing Adobe Encore DVD
1 About DVD and digital video 3
2 Get to know Adobe Encore DVD 25
3 Explore the Adobe Encore DVD workspace 41
Pt. II Author a DVD
4 Create a project 71
5 Manage project assets 89
6 Work with timelines 109
7 Transcode project assets 133
Pt. III Work with menus and buttons
8 Create and edit menus 151
9 Work with submenus and buttons 177
10 Create motion menus 213
Pt. IV Advanced DVD techniques
11 Create custom menus in Adobe photoshop 227
12 Advanced DVD techniques 245
13 Add subtitles to a DVD 257
Pt. V Create the DVD
14 Prepare the project for output 281
15 Build the DVD 295
Pt. VI Appendixes
A Create your own DVD : a step-by-step tutorial 313
B Adobe Encore DVD keyboard shortcuts 329
C Internet DVD and video resources 333
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