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DVD Authoring and Production

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DVD Authoring and Production is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to publishing content in the DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, and WebDVD formats. Readers learn everything they need to create, produce, and master DVDs - including a firsthand look at professional production techniques employed in the author's StarGaze DVD. Professionals and aspiring DVD artists alike learn the latest tools and techniques as well as how to succeed in the business realm of the DVD world, including optimal methods of marketing, distributing, and selling.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Contents
  7. Chapter 1 Introduction
    1. Who Should Read this Book?
    2. How Is this Book Organized?
    3. A Brief History of DVD
  8. Chapter 2 DVD Format Specifications
    1. DVD Forum
    2. DVD Physical Specifications
    3. DVD File System Specifications
    4. DVD-Video
      1. MPEG Video
      2. Multiple Screen Aspect Ratios
      3. Multiple Camera Angles
      4. High Quality, Multiple Channel Audio
      5. Multiple Subpicture Streams
      6. High Quality Still Images
      7. Navigation & Search Functions
      8. System Parameter Registers (SPRM)
      9. Regional Coding
      10. Parental Lock Out
      11. Copy Protection
      12. DVD-Video Video Object Format
    5. DVD-ROM
    6. DVD-Audio
      1. DVD-Audio Features
      2. DVD-Audio Players
      3. DVD-Audio Formats
      4. Video on DVD-Audio
    7. DVD-R
      1. DVD-R Media Types
      2. DVD-RAM
    8. DVD-RW
    9. DVD+RW
    10. Super Audio CD
  9. Chapter 3 DVD Production Process
    1. Planning
    2. Development
    3. Fulfillment
    4. A Step-By-Step Guide to Producing a DVD
      1. Step 1: Project Definition
      2. Step 2: Content Acquisition
      3. Step 3: Flow Chart
      4. Step 4: Media Element Preparation
      5. Step 5: Authoring, Formatting & Layout
      6. Step 6: Simulation, Emulation & Quality Assurance
      7. Step 7: Copy Protection & Region Coding
      8. Step 8: Replication
      9. Step 9: Packaging
      10. Step 10: Distribution & Sales
      11. Step 11: Customer Support
  10. Chapter 4 Entry-Level DVD Authoring
    1. Entry-Level DVD-Video Authoring Systems & Software
      1. Apple iDVD
      2. Compaq MyMovieStudio
      3. SpruceUp
      4. Entry-Level DVD Authoring Tool Summary
    2. Entry-Level DVD-Video Authoring Process
      1. Import Assets
      2. Create Menus
      3. Simulation, Disc Image Build & Disc Burn
      4. Special Features
    3. Entry-Level DVD Authoring Summary
  11. Chapter 5 MID-RANGE DVD AUTHGRING
    1. Mid-Range DVD Authoring Process
      1. Media Identification
      2. Media Association
      3. Media Organization
    2. Mid-Range DVD Authoring Summary
  12. Chapter 6 Professional DVD Authoring
    1. Navigation
      1. System Parameter Registers (SPRM)
      2. General Parameter Registers (GPRM)
      3. Navigation Command Areas
      4. Instruction Groups
    2. Navigation Command Examples
      1. Dummy PGC
      2. FOR
      3. IF
      4. IF THEN ELSE
      5. Navigation Timer
      6. SWITCH
      7. WHILE
    3. User Operations (UOP)
    4. Dual Layer Issues
    5. Multiple Angle Video Issues
    6. Subpicture Issues
    7. Educational Title Issues
    8. DVD-Video Player Compatibility Issues
      1. Audio Compatibility Issues
      2. Disc Structure Compatibility Issues
      3. DVD-R Compatibility Issues
      4. Menu Compatibility Issues
      5. Navigation Command Compatibility Issues
      6. Slide Show Compatibility Issues
      7. Subpicture Compatibility Issues
      8. Video Compatibility Issues
    9. Jacket Pictures
  13. Chapter 7 Enhanced DVD Authgring
    1. DVD is the Key to Digital Convergence
    2. Interactual Technologies
      1. PC Friendly
      2. Interactual Player 2.0
    3. SpinWare
      1. PortaNet
      2. iControl
    4. Microsoft WebDVD
      1. Windows Media Player Approach
      2. MSWebDVD Object Approach
    5. StarGaze WebDVD — A Practical Example
      1. StarGaze DVD-Video Development Issues
      2. StarGaze Web Site Development Issues
      3. StarGaze WebDVD Java Script Development
      4. StarGaze Web Site Hosting, Maintenance & Upgrades
  14. Chapter 8 DVD-ROM Authoring
    1. DVD-ROM for Microsoft Windows Systems
      1. MCI
      2. DirectShow
      3. Third-Party Development Tools
    2. DVD-ROM Development for Apple Systems
  15. Chapter 9 The DVD Authoring & Production Business
    1. Who Are the Players?
      1. Authoring Tool Vendors
      2. Content Owners
      3. DVD Authoring Service Bureaus
      4. Specialists
      5. Replication Facilities
      6. Distributors
      7. Retailers
    2. Follow the Money
    3. DVD Authoring & Production Business Models
      1. Horizontal Business Model
      2. Specialist Business Model
      3. Vertical Business Model
    4. DVD Authoring & Production Equipment
    5. DVD Authoring & Production Staff
    6. DVD Authoring & Production Pricing
    7. Alpha DVD Business Model
  16. Chapter 10 DVD Production Service & Tools
    1. Audio Encoding Tools
    2. DVD Authoring Services
    3. DVD Authoring Tools & Systems
    4. DVD-ROM Formatting Tools
    5. Distributors
    6. Replication Services
    7. Testing & Verification Products & Services
    8. Training Products & Services
    9. Video Encoding Tools
  17. Chapter 11 DVD Acronyms & Terms
  18. Index