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Robin Williams DVD Design Workshop

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  • 4-color book.
    • Provides students with mini-tutorials and previews of the tools that are used in designing, authoring, and producing their own DVDs.

  • Examples and inspiration from DVD design professionals.
  • Companion DVD—Contains sample interface designs, trial software, demo MPEG-2 transcoders, menu design templates, and more.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-13628-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-13628-2

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 necessary technical information and design inspiration in the classic informal and friendly style that has made Robin's books continual best-sellers.

Robin Williams DVD Design Workshop provides all of the information 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 include examples 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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Designer's Toolbox: DVD hardware and software overview

Designer's Toolbox: DVD Hardware and Software Overview

Table of Contents

Dive into DVD!

 1. DVD Basics.

 2. DVD: What Can it Do?

 3. Designer¹s Toolbox.

 4. Video & Audio Overview.

 5. Sample DVD Projects.

 6. DVD Menu Structure.

 7. Menu Design Styles.

 8. Menu Design Process.

 9. DVD Menu Usability.

10. Graphics for TV Screens.

11. Designing with Motion Graphics.

12. Professional DVD Showcase.

13. Create a Plan.

14. Encoding.

15. Authoring.

16. Technical Testing.

17. Duplication & Replication.




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