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Apple Pro Training Series DVD Studio Pro 4, Second Edition by Jem Schofield, Adrian Ramseier, Martin Sitter

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Lesson 12. Scripting

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Time

This lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Goals

Create simple menu loop scripts

Use pre-scripts

Script with GPRMs

Use compare commands to program your DVD-Video to make its own decisions

Scripting extends the interactivity of your DVD. Because DVD-Video is relatively old technology—the format was finalized in 1994 when solutions like Flash and the Web were in their infancy—its interactivity is limited. But you can increase the functionality and interactivity of your DVDs by tapping into the communications between your discs and the DVD player.

Because scripts are situation-dependent, your scripting requirements will change ...

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