9780071431910

Making DVDs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071431910

  • ISBN10:

    0071431918

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics

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Summary

With this easy-to-use guide, any computer user can put any type of content: video, music, resume, training program, etc., on to a professional looking DVD. Covering planning, structuring, editing, and post production, as well as replication and distribution, the book includes in-depth examples of the actual creation of various product types, including films, documentaries, electronic resume, interactive training, and others. Clear and to-the-point, Making DVDs covers everything the first-time DVD author needs to know: * DVD file structuring -- on PC and Mac-based platforms * Video compression for DVD * Nonlinear editing for DVD * Video and audio capture techniques * Replication vs. duplication * DVD contains useful authoring tools * and much more!

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Snapshot of DVD Technology

Part 1: The Tools

Getting Equipped: From DV Cameras to Recorders

Project Planning

Field Work: Video and Audio Capture

Part 2: The Mechanics

Assembling Content for a DVD Project

Using Nonlinear Editing Tools

Encoding Video: Performing Effect Compression

Creating File Structures: Using Mac and Windows

Platforms

Burning the Master: Replication Facilities and DVD

Duplicators

Part 3: Practical Solutions

Successful DVD Project Examples (Independent Films; Interactive Training DVDs; Documentary DVDs; DVD-Format Magazines)

APPENDIX A: Distributing Your Work – Venues for New Producers

APPENDIX B: Online Resources, Organizations, Equipment and Software

APPENDIX C: DVD Formats

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