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  Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio

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  About the Book


Like web design and digital video editing in the late 1990s, DVD authoring is fast becoming one of the killer apps in the new millennium. Adobe Encore DVD is Adobe's new tool for creating and burning professional DVD productions. Encore provides a streamlined workflow for getting started with quickly creating great-looking DVDs, plus professional authoring capabilities for advanced DVD design, and tight integration with other Adobe products, including Photoshop CS, Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects.

Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio is your definitive guide to the world of DVD authoring with Adobe Encore DVD. Douglas Dixon draws on his many years of experience in the field of DVD authoring to give you invaluable quick and efficient information, as well as useful tips and tricks. Appropriate for both the beginning Encore user, as well as the experienced video professional, this book helps you to understand the entire process of creating DVDs from start to finish, and then use that knowledge and Adobe Encore DVD to create your own quality DVD productions.

This book will show you how to:

  • Master the Encore user interface
  • Understand the myriad of DVD formats and features
  • Explore commercial DVDs with software DVD players
  • Understand how to prepare and import assets for DVD authoring
  • Organize your project with folders and assets
  • Use the Adobe Encore DVD Library and Styles to simplify authoring
  •  Work effectively with timelines, audio and subtitles
  • Design and create effective menus within Adobe Encore DVD
  • Integrate effectively with Adobe Photoshop CS for professional menus
  • Choose the best transcoding methods for your video and audio clips
  • Design great DVDs, with features like Easter eggs and alternate menus

Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio offers solid information in addition to practical advice. With this book, a DVD-writable drive, Adobe Encore DVD, and plenty of imagination, you'll be on your way in no time.

From the Book

Sample chapters, plus expanded and updated information from the Appendices.

    Front Cover (Image)

    Full Contents


    Sample Chapter (PDF): Chapter 2: Deconstructing DVDs

    plus: more DVD Authoring Articles


Contents Summary

See Full Book Contents


1. Introducing Adobe Encore
        End-to-end through a project

2. Deconstructing DVDs
        Physical and logical, formats and files

3. Assets and Projects
        Importing and organizing in the Library

4. Timelines
        Chapters, Audio and Subtitle tracks, Image slide shows

5. Encore Menu Design
        Text and buttons, Styles

6. Working with Photoshop and Other Applications
        Round-trip editing

7. Links and DVD Navigation
        Drag and drop, Overrides, Playlists

8. Transcoding and Building Discs
        Compression and burning

9. Designing Great DVDs
        Conventions, Tricks, Easter eggs