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Focal Easy Guide to DVD Studio Pro 3

Book Description

This highly illustrated, full color book tells you all you need to know to get up and running quickly using DVD Studio Pro to achieve professional results.

All the essential areas are covered: preparing your assets, the DVD SP interface, setting up your DVD, adding tracks, building menus, adding markers, building slideshows, making subtitles and multiplexing.

An invaluable first read for users of all levels who want to author DVDs professionally!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Basics
    1. Overview of DVD Production
    2. System Setup
    3. Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro
    4. Anatomy of a DVD
    5. Definition of a Professional DVD
  8. Chapter 2: Setting Up
    1. Initial Setup
    2. Setting Preferences
    3. Destinations
    4. Encoding
    5. Simulator
  9. Chapter 3: Preparation
    1. Exploring the Interface
    2. Important Details About the Interface
  10. Chapter 4: Assets
    1. Sorting Out Your Assets
    2. Creating Reference Movies in Final Cut
    3. Organizing Assets
    4. Importing Assets into DVD Studio Pro
  11. Chapter 5: Templates
  12. Chapter 6: Action
    1. Making Your First DVD
    2. Burning the Disk
  13. Chapter 7: Success
    1. Creating Chapter Markers in Final Cut Pro
    2. Creating a Menu with a Scene Index
    3. Targeting a Button to a Specific Track
    4. Simulating
  14. Chapter 8: Magic
    1. DVD with a Slideshow and Scene Index
  15. Chapter 9: Back to Basics
    1. Adding a Scene Index
    2. Adding Stills or Video to Drop Zones
    3. Manually Targeting the Main Movie Button
    4. Adding a Submenu
    5. Slideshows
    6. Preparing Slideshow Assets
    7. Exporting Stills from Final Cut into DVD Studio Pro
    8. Creating a Slideshow
  16. Chapter 10: Manual Operation
    1. The Inspector
    2. Customizing the Toolbar
    3. Fine Tuning the DVD
    4. Manually Targeting Assets
    5. Final Touches
    6. Creating Button Styles
    7. Adding Buttons
    8. Creating Slideshows
    9. Targeting Slideshows
    10. Setting Audio Assets for Menus
    11. Finally
  17. Chapter 11: Buttons
    1. Buttons which Accept Assets
    2. Buttons which do not work with Assets
    3. Working with Shapes and Drop Zones
    4. Converting Drop Zones into Buttons
  18. Chapter 12: Flying Solo
    1. Working without Templates
    2. Creating Menus, Slideshows, and Tracks
    3. Setting the Background Image
    4. Adding a Title Bar
    5. Using Shapes as Drop Zones
    6. Creating and Positioning Buttons
    7. Adding Assets to Buttons
    8. Creating Tracks
    9. Creating a Slideshow
    10. Test and Simulate
    11. Burn
  19. Chapter 13: The Greatest Trick of All
  20. Chapter 14: Advanced
    1. Working in Advanced Mode
    2. Outline View
    3. Assets Window
    4. The Track Editor
    5. Working with the Track Editor
    6. Adding Markers Using the Track Editor
    7. Stories
    8. Converting a Slideshow into a Track
    9. Subtitles
    10. Finishing Touches
    11. Adding DVD-ROM Content
    12. Adding DVD Access
    13. The Graphical View
    14. Transitions
    15. Standard and Alpha Transitions
    16. Working with Transitions
    17. Transitions with Slideshows
  21. Chapter 15: Time Machine
    1. The Future
  22. Chapter 16: Words from the Masters
    1. Jonathan Smiles
    2. John Pin
    3. Jeff Warmouth
  23. Index