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DVD Studio Pro 4 Essential Training

with Larry Jordan

Video: Welcome

All the aspects of understanding, organizing, and creating a complete project in DVD Studio Pro.
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  1. 4m 20s
    1. Welcome
      2m 37s
    2. Using this title
      1m 13s
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 4m 1s
    1. Getting prepared
    2. Understanding DVD terminology
      3m 31s
  3. 12m 56s
    1. Introducing planning
    2. Choosing a DVD format
      4m 54s
    3. Understanding the DVD workflow
      3m 15s
    4. Storyboarding your DVD
      3m 4s
    5. Using additional software
  4. 10m 35s
    1. Preparing video assets
      2m 37s
    2. Preparing audio assets
    3. Preparing graphic assets
      2m 17s
    4. Resizing an image for DVD in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    5. DVD graphic design tips
      1m 16s
  5. 22m 27s
    1. Introducing the interface
      1m 1s
    2. Understanding the interface
      11m 4s
    3. Customizing the interface
      6m 46s
    4. Working with palettes
      3m 36s
  6. 16m 32s
    1. Introducing the Setup and Export features
      1m 44s
    2. Setting up your project
      2m 55s
    3. Exporting from Final Cut Pro
      11m 53s
  7. 2h 5m
    1. Creating a simple DVD
      1m 2s
    2. Saving and naming your project
      6m 39s
    3. Setting essential preferences
      6m 50s
    4. Creating tracks
      5m 44s
    5. Previewing your DVD
      2m 1s
    6. Adding chapter markers
      7m 50s
    7. Creating a slideshow
      16m 12s
    8. Creating a menu from a template
      21m 16s
    9. Creating a menu from an image
      11m 41s
    10. Using drop zones
      6m 4s
    11. Using chapter indexes from a template
      3m 25s
    12. Customizing a menu template
      9m 57s
    13. Menu tricks
      5m 11s
    14. Testing your DVD
      6m 36s
    15. Outputting your DVD
      11m 33s
    16. Burning your DVD with Toast
      3m 58s
  8. 16m 15s
    1. Understanding advanced features
      1m 4s
    2. Working with the DVD Inspector
      9m 8s
    3. Working with dual-layer discs
      4m 28s
    4. Relinking files
      1m 35s
  9. 1h 6m
    1. Introducing menus
    2. Creating a simple overlay menu
      11m 31s
    3. Creating an advanced overlay menu
      9m 48s
    4. Editing the highlight color palette
      5m 7s
    5. Changing button tab order
      3m 59s
    6. Creating and modifying button templates
      6m 26s
    7. Creating a motion menu in LiveType
      12m 49s
    8. Creating a motion menu in Motion
      10m 29s
    9. Creating a layered menu in Photoshop
      6m 16s
  10. 8m 4s
    1. Creating a chapter index from scratch
      8m 4s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Using markers
      5m 33s
    2. Importing a marker list
      4m 10s
    3. Creating a still frame using a marker
      2m 13s
  12. 15m 47s
    1. Introducing stories
    2. Building a simple story
      7m 57s
    3. Building a complex story
      7m 0s
  13. 27m 52s
    1. Introducing subtitles
      1m 30s
    2. Creating subtitles manually
      7m 33s
    3. Formatting subtitles
      4m 7s
    4. Importing subtitles
      8m 4s
    5. Using graphics as subtitles
      2m 42s
    6. Using buttons over video
      3m 56s
  14. 46m 14s
    1. Introducing scripting
      1m 12s
    2. Building a simple script
      10m 4s
    3. GPRM vs. SPRM
      1m 30s
    4. Changing the audio track with a script
      14m 38s
    5. Controlling subtitles with scripts
      10m 23s
    6. Playing multiple angles with scripts
      8m 27s
  15. 12m 24s
    1. Working with multiple audio and video streams
      12m 24s
  16. 3m 53s
    1. Introducing DVD-ROM and DVD@CCESS
      3m 53s
  17. 9m 19s
    1. Working with 16x9 media
      2m 49s
    2. Working with HD media
      6m 30s
  18. 30s
    1. Goodbye

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DVD Studio Pro 4 Essential Training
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DVD Studio Pro 4 Essential Training concentrates on the essential aspects of understanding, organizing, and creating a complete DVD project from start to finish. From preparing video, audio, and graphic assets , to creating simple and advanced buttons and indexes, instructor Larry Jordan shows how to create menus, build tracks, add slideshows and subtitles, work with HD media, and complete a project. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Topics include:
  • Project planning
  • Preparing video, audio, and graphic assets
  • Setting up and exporting a project from Final Cut Pro
  • Creating a DVD from start to finish
  • Creating advanced buttons and menus
  • Making a chapter index template
  • Working with markers
  • Building a story
  • Creating and formatting subtitles
  • Scripting
  • Working with HD media
  • Working with dual layer discs
DVD Studio Pro


Hi! This is Larry Jordan, and welcome to DVD Studio Pro 4 Essential Training. The purpose of this title is to learn how to create professional grade video DVDs using DVD Studio Pro 4. Studio Pro simplifies the organization, assembly, testing and output of a finished DVD video. There are three key concepts that you need to understand to be able to make the most of this application. The first is that you create your assets outside of Studio Pro, but you hook them together inside the application. It's what I call a wiring and plumbing application.

If you hire an electrician to hook up the electrical for your house, you don't ask him to design the color of the wall plate or change the color of the wire. What you want is you want them to make sure that they reliably connect the wall plug to the switch or the switch to the light and that everything works perfectly that when you turn the switch on, the house doesn't burn down. Now, there is a lot of talent and skill involved in that electrical work, but it's not the same as looking at a blank piece of screen in Photoshop, and designing something from whole cloth. It's been designed. We're hooking it together inside DVD Studio Pro. It's what I call logical creativity. And like Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro does not contain any media. It simply points to the media on your hard drive and contains the instructions and how to assemble it into a DVD.

Now, we have a lot of different titles on DVD Studio Pro. We've got one, which is just focused on the new features inside DVD Studio Pro 4, another one specifically on how to use Compressor 3, especially some cookbook or recipe approaches to getting your video and audio compressed. If you have an older version, we've got stuff on DVD Studio Pro 3 and Compressor 2.1, but this title is designed to be comprehensive, and to tell you everything you need to know, to be able to be successful of using DVD Studio Pro, and I won't read you all these different categories. Each of these will be a separate collection of movies on this disc or online training.

Also, I want to take a second and compare the differences between iDVD versus DVD Studio Pro 4. Both applications support standard definition media. iDVD though downsamples HDV to SD whereas a DVD Studio Pro can actually create an HD DVD disc,. Both of them compress video and audio, but only Studio Pro allows you to create fully-customized menus, supports more buttons to a menu, allows you to work with stories and multiple audio tracks, allows you to create and display subtitles and do scripting. There's a tremendous amount of power inside DVD Studio Pro 4, and we'll get ourselves started by showing you how all this training is organized. That is next.

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