ENTRY–LEVEL DVD AUTHORING
This chapter will discuss “entry-level” authoring, systems, and techniques, generally found in entry-level DVD authoring systems such as DVDit!, iDVD, and SpruceUp. The design of entry-level DVD authoring systems, as shown in Figure 4.1, is primarily driven by cost factors. In general an entry-level DVD authoring system must be based on a low-cost personal computer platform, and use software to perform MPEG video compression. Most entry-level DVD authoring systems use PCM or MPEG audio, and Dolby Digital and DTS formats are generally not supported.
As shown in Figure 4.1, video and audio from a DV camera are transferred to a personal computer using an IEEE-1394 (FireWire) link. The video and audio can be edited ...