Since the beginning of time, men and women have worked to reproduce and record their surrounding environment. From cave paintings to stone carvings, papyrus, wood, paper, canvas, wax, and chemicals… every substance imaginable has been used for both artistic expression and the documentation of history and culture. Regardless of whether one uses charcoal to draw, a crystal radio to tap into the airwaves, or a pinhole camera to capture images, the quest to document and interpret creative expression has always been an artistic and technological challenge.
DVDs represent the pinnacle in a long evolution of recording technology. The quality is unsurpassed by any other medium previously available to consumers. Not only is the quality fantastic, the ability to structure the material is far more advanced than previous formats. DVDs let the user, view and listen to recorded material in both, a sophisticated and interactive way.
To make DVDs, requires vision and planning. However, this vision and planning can be simple or complex. One does not need to be led through a maze of intricately woven material for a DVD to serve its purpose. The viewer’s interest, first and foremost, is in the content which is presented. The DVD medium is simply there to facilitate a way of accessing this content.
This book cuts through much of the technical knowledge and jargon, which has traditionally been associated with DVD production. The techniques described will take you to the core of what DVD production is about. In no time at all, you will be producing professional looking DVDs in an easy, efficient, and manageable way. DVD Studio Pro is the tool. Your mind, as in all artistic endeavors, is the creative instrument.
This highly illustrated, color book tells readers all they need to know to get up and running quickly using DVD Studio Pro (Apple's professional level DVD authoring software package, a step up from the introductory level iDVD package). It focuses solely on the key tools needed, so won't overload the reader, but will give them enough to get them producing DVDs, fast! An invaluable first read for users of all levels who want to author DVDs professionally.
About the Author
Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant and author of the best-selling, 'The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 4'.