Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio

Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio

By: Douglas Dixon (author)Paperback

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If you're looking for an easy and stimulating way to master Adobe Encore DVD and fine-tune your moviemaking skills at the same time, look no further than Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio. This full-color tutorial will help you push the limits of Adobe Encore DVD by helping you to create highly imaginative designs and projects. Designed primarily for Adobe Creative Suite developers, particularly those using Adobe Premiere and AfterEffects, as well as filmmakers who wish to transfer their projects to DVDs, the book combines practical learning materials and project-based lessons. But Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio is not your average tutorial. The book draws on the experience of author Doug Dixon--an expert on Adobe Encore DVD, the author of other books on DVD development, and a core member of the product's alpha and beta programs. Well-versed in both the use and design of Adobe Encore DVD, Dixon imbues this O'Reilly Media digital book with the unique perspective of an insider who really knows his pixels. Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio discusses the protocols involved with DVD files and file systems; pixel aspect ratio issues; common gotchas using both still and motion media; and a plethora of tips and tricks to using dynamic buttons. You'll get up to speed on importing from Photoshop and AfterEffects, making motion video menus available, and looping video and audio. You'll also learn about adding multilingual menus and subtitles, encoding rules, scripting, and even placing Easter eggs in a DVD! By studying this comprehensive, hands-on tutorial, you will be able to quickly and efficiently develop professional-looking DVDs studded with special effects worthy of a Hollywood studio.

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About Author

Doug Dixon has written two titles already on DVD development, and is well known in the Adobe Encore DVD world. He is also part of the product alpha and beta program, and understands both the design and the drawbacks of the application.


Preface 1. Introducing Adobe Encore The Encore Window Starting a DVD Project Creating the main menu Encore behind the Scenes Previewing the DVD Building DVD folders Burning your DVD Quick DVD 2. Deconstructing DVDs Talking the talk DVD Phsyical Disc Formats DVD Application Data Formats DVD Product Features DVD Data Files Deconstructing DVDs 3. Assets and Projects What Assets can I import? Understanding the Projects The Library Palette 4. Timelines Introducing Timelines Creating Timelines in Encore Creating Still Image Tracks and Slide Shows for Timeslines Subtitling Tracks 5. Encore Menu Design Creating Menus Encore Menu Editing Adding Menu text Creating menu Buttions Menu Button Routing and Numbering Using Styles 6. Working with Photoshop and Other Applications Importing Photoshop Menus Transferring menus to Photoshop and Back Editing Buttons in Photoshop Editing Photoshop Menus Creating Menus in Photoshop Creating Encore Elements and Styles Encore and After effects Encore and Premiere Pro Encore and Other Applications 7. Links and DVD Navigation Making Links Chaining Links Drag-and-Drop Navigation Viewing Elements and Links Linking with Properties Setting Navigation Properties Previewing and Checking Links 8. Transcoding and Building Discs Automatic Transcoding Transcoding Assets Building Projets Building and Burning DVDs 9. Designing Great DVDs Designing Menus Designing Timelines Designing Navigation Great DVDs Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/10/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780596006006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 322
  • ID: 9780596006006
  • weight: 871
  • ISBN10: 0596006004

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