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Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4

Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4

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Updated for DVD Studio Pro 4.2.2, this best-selling, Apple certified guide uses striking real-world footage to build four complete DVDs and share a Blu-ray disc. It covers how to use  DVD Studio Pro on its own, as well as how to integrate it into  your workflow with Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, and Compressor 3.5. Each lesson takes you step-by-step through an aspect of DVD creation and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go.

You'll learn to storyboard your DVD and plan its interactions, set chapter markers, build still and motion menus, and add overlays and subtitles. You’ll also work with multiple audio tracks and camera angles, create smart buttons and custom transitions, professionally encode audio and video files, and build useful scripts.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132089395
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 09/04/2009
Series: Apple Pro Training
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 99998
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

About the Authors Martin Sitter is the founder and CEO of, a leading software education publisher and training Web site. Adrian Ramseier is the founder and principal of All4DVD, an award-winning DVD authoring and production house that also specializes in training and curriculum development. Robbie Carman is a colorist, trainer, and co-owner of Amigo Media LLC postproduction and consulting firm in Washington, DC. His other books include Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook. Richard Harrington is an author, educator, and CEO of RHED Pixel.Rich's other books include Video: Made on a Mac and Apple Training Series: iWork '09.

Table of Contents

Contents at a Glance

Tiger Basic Project: Using the Basic Configuration
Lesson1      Preparing Your First DVD Project
Lesson 2      Exploring the Full Interface

Swiss Project: Creating a Simple DVD
Lesson 3      Setting Up a Simple DVD
Lesson 4      Creating Menus Within DVD Studio Pro
Lesson 5      Creating a Chapter Index Menu
Lesson 6      Creating a Slideshow
Lesson 7      Adding Subtitles
Lesson 8      DVD-ROM Content and DVD@ccess
Lesson 9      Finishing Your DVD

Tiger Project: Creating a Complex DVD
Lesson 10      Introduction to Encoding
Lesson 11      Creating Menus with Overlays
Lesson 12      Working with Markers and Stories
Lesson 13      Connections and Basic Scripting

Black Box Project: Advanced Authoring Techniques
Lesson 14      Advanced Menu Design
Lesson 15      Creating Menu Elements
Lesson 16      Creating Transitions
Lesson 17      Advanced MPEG Encoding
Lesson 18      Using Alternate Angles
Lesson 19      Audio Encoding
Lesson 20      Scripting

Appendix A      Creating a Motion Menu in Final Cut Pro
Appendix B      Bit Budgeting
Appendix C      Final Cut Studio Workflows

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