Making DVDs: Creating and Authoring Your Own Disks

Cloth/Bath Book | January 30, 2004

byLee Purcell

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PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIMERS WHO DEMAND PROFESSIONAL RESULTS This easy-to-use guide can help any savvy computer user master DVD creation, from zero to done. Making DVDscovers the process from planning to development to burning a disc. Through real-world case studies from some of the luminaries in the DVD field, this book guides you past the pitfalls and helps you reach an audience with your work. The video segments on disc illustrate high-caliber MPEG-2 material from sources such as DV camcorders, DigiBeta camcorders, and 35mm film. START CREATING DVDs NOW! Making DVDshelps you: * Put your band, independent film, documentary, training program, 'zine, or any audio/video project on a pro-quality DVD *Develop a working plan for your DVD project * Gain the best results from your digital video equipment * Learn techniques for converting different source materials to DVD formats * Optimize video compression for pro results * Find out how to fund and promote a DVD magazine on disc * Learn how the experts use nonlinear editing tools * Polish your DVD presentationwith top-notch menus * Compare the benefits of duplication and replication* Discover money-making opportunities in DVD sales and distribution * Tap into the energy of the fastest-growing entertainment medium of all time: DVD * And much, much more!

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PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIMERS WHO DEMAND PROFESSIONAL RESULTS This easy-to-use guide can help any savvy computer user master DVD creation, from zero to done. Making DVDscovers the process from planning to development to burning a disc. Through real-world case studies from some of the luminaries in the DVD field, this book guides you past th...

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PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIMERS WHO DEMAND PROFESSIONAL RESULTS This easy-to-use guide can help any savvy computer user master DVD creation, from zero to done. Making DVDscovers the process from planning to development to burning a disc. Through real-world case studies from some of the luminaries in the DVD field, this book guides you past th...

Lee Purcell is Executive Director of Lightspeed Publishing LLC, a Vermont-based company that specializes in electronic publishing and rich media development. Lightspeed Publishing produces a wide range of digital media content for clients coast-to-coast.

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Format:Cloth/Bath BookDimensions:320 pages, 9.06 × 7.3 × 0.9 inPublished:January 30, 2004Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071431918

ISBN - 13:9780071431910

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Promise of DVD Technology

Chapter 2: Getting Equipped: From Camcorders to DVD Duplicators

Chapter 3: Planning a Project: Making Things Happen

Chapter 4: Capturing Audio and Video: Shooting Successfully on Location

Chapter 5: Handling Assets: Managing Content for a DVD Project

Chapter 6: Creating a Story: Using Non-Linear Editing Tools

Chapter 7: Encoding Video: Performing Quality Compression

Chapter 8: Authoring a DVD Disc: Creating a Title

Chapter 9: Case Study: Pushing the Medium

Chapter 10: Case Study: Making Music on DVD

Chapter 11: Case Study: Optional Video Compression

Chapter 12: Case Study: Supporting Independent Filmmaking

Chapter 13: Case Study: Creating a Workout DVD

Chapter 14: Case Study: Producing a DVD Magazine

Chapter 15: Case Study: Creating a High-Caliber DV Short Film

Chapter 16: Case Study: Distributing Content on DVD

Chapter 17: DVD Fundamentals

Chapter 18: Distributing DVD Titles

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