Encore CS4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins
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Encore CS4 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 6h 19m Beginner


Encore CS4 Essential Training covers not only the basic workflow for creating DVDs, but also the important technical concepts and advanced features that can lead to real mastery of this powerful application. Chad Perkins demonstrates how to import and organize assets; assemble them into a timeline; and provide navigation via menus, buttons, and links. He discusses output alternatives such as Flash and Blu-ray, and integration with other CS4 applications like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. A series of projects is used to reinforce the techniques and concepts. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding disc formats, compression, and pixel aspect ratios
  • Creating navigation with the Flowchart
  • Working with subtitles and surround sound
  • Adding games and "Easter eggs"
  • Using Encore as a presentation tool
  • Creating menus from scratch in Photoshop
  • Testing and exporting


(Music playing.) Hey everybody, this is Chad Perkins and welcome to Encore CS4 Essential Training. I was one of the first in the world to become certified in Encore, back when it was called Encore DVD, and it's just such a treat to see what it's evolved into. This program used to just before DVD authoring and now it's also for authoring Blu-ray discs and Flash websites as well. In this training series we are going to learn all the basics of Encore, but we are going to learn so much more.

We're going to learn advanced tips and tricks, and we are also going to take a special look at creative ways to use Encore authoring features. In addition to that, we have added even more content from the last version of Encore. So even if you went through Encore CS3 training, there is a lot you can learn here. We are going to talk about how to use Encore as a presentation tool. We are also going to look a lot more about how to create Flash movies with Encore. And also, a chapter devoted just to looking at Blu-ray, its features, and how to use Encore to create some great Blu-ray discs. Another new chapter that we have added to Encore Essential Training this time around is an entire chapter just on the codes in Photoshop to make Encore buttons and menus. There's also a lot more projects including creating a menu from scratch in Photoshop, and much, much more.

Thanks again for watching, and let's get started.

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Q: When attempting to use the exercise files provided in the \ course, the files do not open in Encore in Windows 7. Deleting the .asc files as the author suggested did not solve the problem. Is there another way to resolve this issue?
A: Try updating your QuickTime Player. Download the most recent version at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/.
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