With an intuitive and flexible design workflow, more than 30 transition styles, easy SD-to-HD conversion, advanced Timeline editing, and a graphical view that lets users see their projects in storyboard form, Apple's DVD Studio Pro 4 packs a powerful DVD authoring punch. Here to make sure that users take advantage of it is a new edition of the best-selling, self-paced guide that Apple uses in its own certified training courses, fully updated with new media and project files. Master trainers Bruce Nazarian and Martin Sitter 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 in an aspect of DVD creation and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. For example, one project walks readers through the DVD menu creation for the Oscar-nominated "Born Into Brothels" documentary, while another project lets readers build a demo disc for a world-class motion graphics house. Readers learn to storyboard a DVD and plan its interactions, create tracks, set chapter markers, build still and motion menus, and add subtitles.They also learn sophisticated techniques for handling multiple audio tracks and camera angles, creating smart buttons and custom transitions, building advanced overlays, and scripting.
Finally, they encode professional-quality audio and video and build, format, and burn the DVD. By the end of the book, readers have created three full DVDs.
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.