The DVD StudioPro Bible is the authoritative and comprehensive guide creating professional-quality DVDs using Apple's revolutionary new killer app, DVD Studio Pro. This book features easily accessible information for beginners (including a QuickStart for immediate results), advanced tips and techniques for pros, and extensive professional insights throughout from DVD mastering professionals.
Welcome to the world of DVD authoring!
Apple Computer is starting a DVD authoring revolution with DVD Studio Pro, which
began shipping in February of 2001, following in the tradition of their successful
Final Cut Pro video editing software. With the introduction of the SuperDrive, Apple
brought affordable DVD burning to the mass market for first time. An excellent
combination of professional DVD creation software and hardware is now available
for Mac users, ushering in an era or virtually limitless creative possibilities for
producers of both digital video and multimedia content.
Combined with a SuperDrive or external DVD-R burner, you will be able to produce
a disc that actually plays back on your set-top DVD player. Or, using DVD Studio Pro,
you can send a disc or DLT tape off for manufacturing a larger quantity. Whether you
are a beginner or an expert, you will find that DVD Studio Pro is easy to use, yet
powerful enough to meet the demands of advanced projects.
Our approach in writing this book was to combine step-by-step examples with in
depth explanations to provide guidance for readers of any experience level.
Through a series of chapter-based tutorials, sidebars and diagrams, case studies of
several projects, as well as an accompanying hybrid DVD/DVD-ROM (which can be
put in a regular DVD player or computer), we hope to provide the reader with
valuable information that will assist them in the creation of their own DVD project.
With DVD Studio Pro, producing a DVD is not only easy but fun as well. With this
book, we hope to give you a resource that will help you to complete the DVD project
of your dreams, which (until DVD Studio Pro arrived) seemed nearly impossible.