Robin Williams DVD Design Workshop

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Robin Williams DVD Design Workshop provides a clear, accessible introduction to the world of DVD menu design and authoring. If you're an amateur video artist, home-movie buff, or professional designer, you can use this book as a great introduction to learning how to create DVDs for your personal use or professional projects. John Tollett, David Rohr, and Robin Williams make it easy by presenting necessarytechnical information and design inspiration in the classic informaland ...
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Overview

Robin Williams DVD Design Workshop provides a clear, accessible introduction to the world of DVD menu design and authoring. If you're an amateur video artist, home-movie buff, or professional designer, you can use this book as a great introduction to learning how to create DVDs for your personal use or professional projects. John Tollett, David Rohr, and Robin Williams make it easy by presenting necessarytechnical information and design inspiration in the classic informaland friendly style that has made Robin's books continual best-sellers.

Robin Williams DVD Design Workshop provides all of theinformation you need to understand the DVD authoring process and to get started with your own DVD projects. You'll learn about the advantages of the DVD format, applications of DVD technology, hardware requirements, and the pros and cons of various consumer vs. prosumer DVD authoring tools. The book also includes overviews of leading Mac and PC DVD authoring software tools, such as iDVD, MyDVD, DVD Studio Pro, DVD Producer and more. To get you inspired, the authors includeexamples of successful (and sometimes unusual) DVD interface designs from professional designers and major Hollywood studios. Valuable outsource resources for packaging and distributing your own DVD are also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321136282
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/29/2003
  • Edition description: Book & DVD-ROM
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Dive into DVD!
1 DVD Basics: DVD is your next design frontier 1
2 DVD: What Can it Do?: Features and functions 13
3 Designer's Toolbox: DVD hardware and software overview 31
4 Video & Audio Overview: Essential hardware and software 51
5 Sample DVD Projects: A gallery of project ideas and menu designs for personal and commercial projects 85
6 DVD Menu Structure: Integrating content and navigation 113
7 Menu Design Styles: Design directions for DVD menus 125
8 Menu Design Process: Helpful guidelines for DVD menu design 137
9 DVD Menu Usability: Guidelines for good menu design 145
10 Graphics for TV Screens: Using Photoshop to create broadcast-safe menus 155
11 Designing with Motion Graphics: Use video compositing techniques to create motion menus 169
12 Professional DVD Showcase: Menu design inspiration 181
13 Create a Plan: Planning and information architecture 225
14 Encoding: Compressing video and audio for DVD 233
15 Authoring: An overview of the DVD assembly process 249
16 Technical Testing: Hardware and software techniques for quality control testing 271
17 Duplication & Replication: Reproducing your project on DVD media 275
Glossary 283
Resources 289
Index 291
About this DVD 306
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