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  Douglas Dixon: Technical Seminar Topics

    Abstracts of previous technical seminars presented by Douglas Dixon
        Notes posted for downloading (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format)

    Summary: Digital Lifestyle Seminars - Digital Media Seminars - DVD Authoring Seminars - Streaming Media Seminars

    Details:


About Douglas Dixon

Digital Lifestyle Seminars -- Summary

Explore the range of possibilities for portable storage and media playback, from storage on USB thumb drives and portable discs, to media players and iPods, to live streaming on camera phones and PDAs.

Understand the range of content protection technologies that are built in to physical media and digital devices, from CE set-tops to PC desktops to portable players -- and the resulting implications for people who want to collect digital media that can be freely accessed both now and in the future.

Personal mass media: Blogs (online journals), Podcasting (radio shows on your media player ), Vlogs (Video Blogs), and RSS (Web subscription services).


Digital Media Seminars -- Summary

Digital media formats and characteristics, with demonstrations of key tools, highlighting the Adobe media applications (Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, and Encore DVD).

Get started with digital video: Capture clips on a digital camcorder, edit on standard personal computers, and even burn DVDs complete with menus.

Digital photo restoration and enhancement, with Adobe Photoshop / Elements.

Audio clip restoration and enhancement, with Adobe Audition;
Multi-track music creation and mixing using pre-created professional compositions and loops.

Explore the entire process of desktop digital video, from DV capture to DVD authoring. Understand current technology, formats, and products to get working with video.

Explore today's video editing tools to understand the best tools for your needs.

Professional content mastering with batch video compression and processing, with Canopus ProCoder, Discreet cleaner, and Sorenson Squeeze.

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DVD Authoring Seminars -- Summary

Transfer and preserve your videos to DVD: outsource to DVD conversion services, copy to set-top DVD recorders, or convert on personal computers with desktop DVD authoring software.

  • See also Desktop Digital Video: DV to DVD  (Intro./Intermed.)

    Explore the entire process of desktop digital video, from DV capture to DVD authoring. Understand current technology, formats, and products to get working with video.

Explore what is happening with DVD: as a format, in consumer products, and on computers.

Desktop DVD Authoring, Personal and Professional Tools

  • See also Video Compression Tools Workshop  (Intermed./Advanced)
        Automated Video Processing

    Professional content mastering with batch video compression and processing, with Canopus ProCoder, Discreet cleaner, and Sorenson Squeeze.

  • Professional / Corporate DVD Authoring Workshops  (Intermediate)
        - Sonic DVD Authoring Workshop
        - Adobe Encore DVD Authoring Workshop

  • Learn how to create professional-quality DVDs using tools such as Adobe Encore DVD and Sonic Solutions DVD authoring tools.

  • Next-Generation DVD: Blu-ray and HD DVD  (Intermediate)

  • Start preparing for delivering HD content on DVD discs, from the new high-capacity blue-laser formats (Blu-ray and HD-DVD), to Windows Media HD on current DVDs. Preview the resulting changes for interactive DVD authoring.

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Streaming Media Seminars -- Summary

Explore today's streaming media industry and technology, and the tremendous improvement in compression technologies for high-def, broadband, and even handheld video.

Explore the current state of the streaming industry, from Internet to handhelds to digital cinema, focusing on the major streaming formats, their technological development, and associated improvements in compression formats.

Explore current options in authoring streaming media formats, including format-specific (free) tools, export from video editing applications, and dedicated compression tools..

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