Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4, 2nd Edition
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Martin Sitter is the founder and CEO of macProVideo.com, a leading software education publisher and
training Web site. A veteran audio producer, multimedia artist, and Apple Certified Trainer specializing in track-based video and audio applications, Martin is the author of Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 7 and Express 7 and Apple Pro Training Series: Soundtrack Pro 2.
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. All4DVD’s team of noted instructors has created DVDs for clients including Sony Pictures, BMW Motorcycle, and Reuters.
Now the best-selling book on DVD Studio Pro is even better. Updated for DVD Studio Pro 4.2, this Apple-certified book uses striking, real-world footage (including the HD documentary One-Six-Right) to build four complete DVDs. This revised edition covers integration with Final Cut Pro 6, Motion 3, and Compressor 3, as well as the new SD-to-HD workflow. Each chapter presents a lesson in an aspect of DVD creation and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. After learning how to storyboard your DVD and plan its interactions, you’ll set chapter markers, create stories, build still and motion menus, and add overlays and subtitles. You’ll also learn to work with multiple audio tracks and camera angles, create smart buttons and custom transitions, professionally encode audio and video files, and create useful scripts.
68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
Not Worth the money, but still pretty good,
This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4 (Paperback)I've been in a fight w/ Apple and Peachpit over this 'new' version of DVDSP4.
I'm an Apple cert. instructor for this and other ProApps. When I started reading the new book I found the same mistakes from version 3 had been copied over to version 4.
Granted, the new compressor app is great but nowhere does it explain the new features of DVDSP4 like support for external video, VTS editing and the whole HD support. I was told by Apple and Peachpit that this version of the book was intended to be an 'revision' of the old book; however, the general advertising of this book says 'Fully Update' instead of 'Fully Revised'... a bit misleading to the people who thought this version would help instruct students on how to best use the new features. We'll have to wait.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good read ...BUT,
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This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4 (Paperback)Good illustrations but not that easy for a DVD STudio Pro 'Dummy'. I found that I had to go to the Apple DVD Studio Pro manual from the net to work out what to do. Then, after I had a basic understanding, and a few hours of fiddling on the computer,this book came to life for me and was very useful. Particularly the project workshops.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great Help Book,
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This review is from: DVD Studio Pro 4, 2nd Edition (Apple Pro Training Series) (Paperback)The first time I opened DVD Studio I was lost and I knew I was in over my head. Then I purchased this book and I just want to tell you that I have hit the ground running designing my own menus and buttons in less than two hours and four chapters of this book. Buy this book to unlock the secrets of DVD Studio that are unknown on the surface you will be happy that you did.....
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