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Desktop DVD Authoring
       by Douglas Dixon
       New Riders Publishing
       552 pages
       ISBN 0-7897-2752-8

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  Full Contents

PART I - UNDERSTANDING DVD: 
                CONSUMER AND COMPUTER 

1 - Making Sense of DVD 

The Dimensions of DVD 
The Origins of DVD: Convergence Media 
DVD Success as a Consumer Product 
DVD on the Desktop 
DVD Discs: Size and Capacity 
DVD for Computers: Affordable Equipment and Media 
DVD Software Applications 
The Future of DVD 
Summary 

2 - Consumer DVD Players: DVD Video and Audio 

Quick Start: Buying a DVD Player 
Quick Start: Setting Up a DVD Set-Top Player 
DVD Disc Formats 
Hooking Up a DVD Player: Inputs and Outputs 
Playing a DVD: Control and Status Functions 
Summary 

3 - Consumer DVD Recorders: Recordable Formats 

Quick Start: Buying a DVD Recorder 
DVD Recording and Playback 
DVD-R/RW Recorders 
DVD+R/RW Recorders 
DVD-RAM Recording 
DVD Camcorders 
Summary 

4 - Digital Media and DVD on the Macintosh 

Mac OS X 
Macintosh Systems and the CD/DVD SuperDrive 
Burning Data to CD and DVD 
Accessing USB Digital Cameras with iPhoto 
Displaying Video Files with QuickTime Player 
DV Video Editing with iMovie 
Summary 

5 - Digital Media and DVD on Windows 

Burning Data to CD and DVD 
Importing and Browsing Pictures in Windows XP 
DV Video Editing with Windows Movie Maker 
Summary 

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PART II - EXPLORING DVDS 
                ON YOUR COMPUTER 

6 - Playing DVD on Macintosh OS X 

Playing Audio CDs with iTunes 
Playing Movies on DVD with DVD Player 
Summary 

7 - Playing DVD in Windows XP 

Playing Digital Media on Windows XP 
Playing Audio CDs with Windows Media Player 
Playing Movies on DVD with Windows Media Player 
Exploring DVD Movies with CyberLink PowerDVD and InterVideo WinDVD 
Exploring DVD Discs and Files 
Enhanced DVD with the InterActual Player 
Summary 

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PART III - AUTOMATED DVD AUTHORING 

8 - Integrated Video Editing and DVD 

Video Editing and DVD Authoring 
CyberLink and InterVideo 
CyberLink PowerDirector 
InterVideo WinProducer 
Summary 

9 - Automated DVD Authoring with Sonic MyDVD 

Stepping Through a New Project with Sonic MyDVD 
Adding and Organizing Movies in DVD Menus 
Editing Menus and Sub-Menus 
Capturing Video Clips 
Trimming and Editing Clips 
Creating Photo Slide Shows 
Customizing Menu Styles 
Burning DVDs 
Editing an Existing DVD 
Recording Direct-to-DVD 
Summary 

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PART IV - PERSONAL DVD AUTHORING 

10 - Personal DVD Authoring with Apple iDVD 

About iDVD 
Stepping Through a New Project with iDVD 
Setting Up iDVD Preferences 
Organizing Clips in DVD Menus 
Creating Slide Shows 
Customizing Menus 
Summary

11 - Personal DVD Authoring with Sonic DVDit! 

About DVDit! 
Stepping Through a New Project with DVDit! 
Importing Media Clips into Themes 
Customizing the Design 
Working with Menus and Movies 
Building the Interactive Navigation 
Creating a DVD 
Summary 

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PART V - PROFESSIONAL DVD AUTHORING 

12 - Professional DVD Authoring with Apple DVD Studio Pro 

About DVD Studio Pro 
Exploring the Tutorial Project with DVD Studio Pro 
Working with Menus and Buttons 
Working with Video Tracks and Markers 
Working with Alternate Streams and Languages 
Working with Slide Shows 
Working with Scripts 
Creating Web Links 
Visualizing a Project 
Importing Assets 
Building the Project 
Summary 

13 - Professional DVD Authoring with Sonic ReelDVD 

About Sonic ReelDVD 
Exploring a Project with ReelDVD 
Working with Video Tracks and Chapters 
Working with Slide Shows
Working with Subtitles and Languages 
Working with Menus and Buttons 
Creating Navigational Links 
Creating and Importing Assets 
Building the Project 
Summary 

14 - Feature Film DVD Authoring with Sonic Scenarist 

About Sonic Scenarist 
Creating a Scenario Project 
Exploring the Scenarist Interface 
Exploring a Scenario 
Editing Tracks 
Creating Menus 
Defining Navigation 
Building the Project 
Summary 

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APPENDIXES 

A - DVD Technical Summary 

DVD Formats and Logos Overview 
CD Formats and Logos 
DVD Formats and Logos 
DVD Formats: from Discs to Data 

B - DVD References 

DVD Information Resources 
Industry Organizations 
DVD Hardware Products 
Integrated DVD Computer Systems 
DVD-Related Software

C - Glossary 

D - DVD Authoring Software Gallery 

DVD Software Players 
Consumer Video Editing with Automated DVD Authoring 
Automated DVD Authoring 
Personal DVD Authoring 
Professional DVD Authoring 
Video-Editing Software 

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