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Apple Pro Training Series: DVD Studio Pro 4

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-33482-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-33482-4

Now the best-selling book on DVD Studio Pro is even better. Fully updated for DVD Studio Pro 4 and with complete coverage of the new version of Compressor, the industrial-strength encoder that dramatically speeds up encoding of MPEG-2 and H.264 HD DVD video, this self-paced guide is the fastest way to learn to author professional, interactive DVDs. Master trainers Martin Sitter and Adrian Ramseier begin with the basics of DVD authoring and take you all the way through DVD Studio Pro’s powerful advanced features. Each chapter presents a complete lesson on an aspect of DVD creation, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. All the files are included on the accompanying DVD.

After learning how to storyboard a DVD and plan its interactions, you’ll set chapter markers, build still, layered, and motion menus, and add subtitles and Web links. You’ll also learn sophisticated techniques for juggling multiple audio tracks and camera angles, creating custom transitions, building advanced overlays, and scripting. By the end of the book, you’ll have created four full DVDs.

The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Pro Training and Certification Program. Upon completing the course material in this book, you can become a certified Apple Pro b taking the certification exam at an Apple Authorized Training Center. To find an Authorized Training Center near you, go to

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Setting Up a Simple DVD

Setting Up a Simple DVD in DVD Studio Pro 4

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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