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

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  Quotes and Reviews

Industry Quotes and Reviews

"A well-focused introduction to all the popular DVD authoring applications."
  - Jim Taylor - DVD Demystified / Sonic

"No matter what hardware and software you buy, read Desktop DVD Authoring first."
  - Tony Jasionowski -

"This book does an excellent job covering the fundamentals of creating DVDs for beginners and professionals alike."
  - Andy Parsons - Pioneer

"Highly recommended for those just getting started in DVD, or for old pros who want to brush up on the latest and greatest." 
  - Chris Cutter - InterVideo

"Desktop DVD Authoring really cuts through the complexities of DVD, focuses exclusively on the pertinent matters, and provides a remarkably up-to-date breakdown on what is available in the market..."
  - Robert Saint John - Ligos

"Douglas Dixon offers detailed coverage of both Windows and Mac platforms, and all you need to know to navigate through today's confusing range of products, formats, and standards." 
  - Bill Camarda, BarnesAndNoble.com

 


Jim Taylor - DVD Demystified / Sonic

"A well-focused introduction to all the popular DVD authoring applications."

    - Jim Taylor,  Author of DVD Demystified,
        Chief of DVD Technology, Sonic Solutions

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Tony Jasionowski - Recordable DVD Council

"Clear, concise, balanced. If you have trouble sifting through all of the acronyms, claims, and counterclaims concerning DVD, Desktop DVD Authoring is going to clear up many of the issues for you.

No matter what hardware and software you buy, read Desktop DVD Authoring first. Then, make it a desktop reference guide as you begin producing and enjoying your own home and business videos."

    - Tony Jasionowski, North American Program Director, 
        Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC)

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Andy Parsons - Pioneer

"Doug has managed to summarize his considerable expertise in DVD authoring and editing and put it all into an exceptionally easy-to-read volume that is practical, up to date, and interesting. 

This book does an excellent job covering the fundamentals of creating DVDs for beginners and professionals alike." 

    - Andy Parsons, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions, 
        Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc.

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Chris Cutter - InterVideo

"The key to any good technology book is its ability to teach the reader something new and complicated in a way that is entertaining. Some tech books read like high school Calculus books; this isn't one of them. 

Dixon does a solid job of covering the entire complex world of DVD authoring in a very straightforward and easy to understand way. Highly recommended for those just getting started in DVD, or for old pros who want to brush up on the latest and greatest." 

    - Chris Cutter, PR Manager, InterVideo Inc.

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Robert Saint John - Ligos

"Dixon and Matey have done an excellent job in putting together a text that will certainly help those who are new to this complex subject. Although there are other well-written and organized books on DVD (most notably as DVD Demystified by Jim Taylor), I'd recommend this book first to anyone looking to get started in creating personal DVD-Videos. In fact, if at all possible, buy this book before buying any hardware or software for the task!!

"Desktop DVD Authoring" really cuts through the complexities of DVD, focuses exclusively on the pertinent matters, and provides a remarkably up-to-date breakdown on what is available in the market as of late 2002/early 2003. The authors are also to be commended for taking a very "platform independent" approach to the topic, with equal weight given to both Windows and Mac platforms. Also impressive is the logical way the material is organized, and the way it scales from "Automated DVD Authoring" for absolute beginners, to "Personal DVD Authoring" for those who crave more customization in their work, to "Professional DVD Authoring" for professional and feature film
production. 

Considering that companies in the digital video and DVD authoring industry do such a poor job in their marketing and dissemination of this information, "Desktop DVD Authoring" is an invaluable and unique resource for getting through the hype, and understanding exactly what is required to do your own high-quality productions.

Again, I cannot recommend highly enough that you pick up this book *before* heading off to the store to buy anything to make your own DVDs. This book will save you a great deal of the time, money and pain currently associated with trying to get your own videos onto DVD.

Kudos to the authors and New Riders Publishing for delivering a fluff-free, timely resource for DVD authoring, and for filling a gap that exists right now." 

    - Robert Saint John, Director of Marketing, Ligos Corporation

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Bill Camarda, BarnesAndNoble.com

"Whether you're archiving old home-movie videotapes, creating multimedia business presentations, or simply backing up data, Desktop DVD Authoring teaches you how to do it right."

"Douglas Dixon offers detailed coverage of both Windows and Mac platforms, and all you need to know to navigate through today's confusing range of products, formats, and standards." 

    - Bill Camarda, consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer, 
        barnesandnoble.com

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