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DVD Studio Pro 101: Rookie

Description
In this comprehensive course students will learn everything they need to create a professional DVD title. This course guides students through every aspect of DVD authoring, from initial storyboarding to burning and replication.

Using compelling media and a real-world production workflow, students will learn how to create amazing MPEG 2 video with Compressor as well as create eye-popping motion menus directly in DVD Studio Pro 4. Students will also ‘author’ a DVD by creating buttons, interactive links, slideshows, playlists and even adding alternate audio stream and camera angles.
This course covers the requirements necessary to successfully become an Apple Certified Pro, Level One in DVD Studio Pro. Level One certification attests to basic operational knowledge of the application.

Prerequisites
This course is designed for those that want to learn the basics of authoring professional quality DVDs using DVD Studio Pro 4. The course is designed for those who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the full functionality of DVD Studio Pro. This course covers the requirements necessary to successfully become an Apple Certified Pro, Level One in DVD Studio Pro. Level One certification attests to basic operational knowledge of the application.

Assumed Knowledge
Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS.

Skills
This course is designed for those that want to learn the basics of authoring professional quality DVDs using DVD Studio Pro 4. The course is designed for those who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the full functionality of DVD Studio Pro. This course covers the requirements necessary to successfully become an Apple Certified Pro, Level One in DVD Studio Pro. Level One certification attests to basic operational knowledge of the application.


  • Course content

    Preparing Your First DVD Project

    DVD Creation Process
    DVD Specification Basics
    Exploring the Interface
    Creating a Simple DVD in Basic View
    Creating a Menu
    Connecting Assets to the Menu
    Simulating a Disc
    Building a Project and Burning a Disc
    Exploring the Full Interface

    Opening the Project
    Exploring Window Configurations
    Adjusting the Project
    Setting Up a Simple DVD

    Storyboarding a DVD
    Creating a Storyboard Using the Graphical Tab
    Previewing the Finished Project with Apple’s DVD Player
    Identifying Source Video Settings
    Setting DVD Studio Pro Preferences
    Setting Up Disc Properties
    Importing Audio and Video
    Setting Chapter Markers
    Creating Menus within DVD Studio Pro

    The Menu Creation Process
    Importing Assets
    Adding a Background Graphic
    Using the Safe Title and Action Safe Features
    Creating Buttons on a Still Menu
    Making Connections from Buttons to Video
    Adding Title and Text to the Menu
    Adding Sound to the Menu
    Creating an Intro Menu
    Targeting Navigation on your DVD
    Using a Drop Zone to Create a Motion Menu
    Creating a Chapter Index Menu

    Customizing Default Chapter Index Menu
    Setting Up the Chapter Index Navigation Buttons
    Adding a Drop Zone Shape
    Automating the Chapter Index Menu Creation Process
    Creating a Slideshow

    Using Slideshows
    File Formats for Slideshows
    Adding a Slideshow
    Modifying Your Slideshow
    Slideshow Transitions
    Converting a Slideshow to a Track
    Adding Subtitles

    Creating Subtitles in DVD Studio Pro
    Modifying the Font and Colour of Subtitles
    Importing Subtitles from a Text File
    Previewing Subtitles
    Creating Buttons over Video
    Understanding Closed Captioning
    Finishing Your DVD

    Adding DVD-ROM Content to a DVD-Video Disc
    Testing Your Project
    Building and Formatting a DVD
    Using the Apple DVD Player
    Burning a Disc Using the Burn Command
    Choosing Recordable DVD Media
    Distributing your Completed DVD
    Finishing the DVD

    Understanding Compression
    Importing a File into Compressor from Final Cut Pro
    Applying Preset Settings
    Creating Custom Settings
    Setting Compression Markers in Compressor
    Creating Chapter Markers
    Submitting Files for Encoding
    Creating a Compressor Droplet
    Designing Advanced Menus

    • Maintaining the Look of Menu Graphics
    Creating Standard Menus
    Adding a Simple Overlay
    Creating Buttons for the Overlay
    Choosing Highlights for Button States
    Using Advanced Overlays with Greyscale Colour Mapping
    Customising Button Colours
    Saving Default Colours
    Adding a Motion Background
    Setting a Loop Point
    Working with Motion Menus
    Adding a Layered Menu
    Creating Layered Menu Buttons
    Linking Assets
    Markers

    Stories and Connections
    Working with Chapter Markers
    Creating Markers in Final Cut Pro
    Setting Encoding Preferences
    Using Stories as Playlists
    Creating and Working with Stories
    Establishing Connections
    Finding the Unconnected Elements
    Scripting

    Building Menu Loop Scripts
    Creating Return to Menu Scripts
    Transitions

    Applying a Transition
    Using a Video Transition
    Using Alpha Transitions
    Exploring the Asset Movie
    Exploring the Background Matte Movie
    Using Alternate Angles

    Setting Up the Project
    About Alternate Angles
    Creating Multi-Angle Tracks
    Creating Mixed-Angle Tracks
    Targeting Alternate Angle Streams
    Simulating Alternate Angle Errors
    Exploring Final Cut Pro Markers
    Converting SD TO HD

    HD to SD Downconversions
    Encoding HD Assets
    Converting SD Projects to HD Projects

Duration: 3 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £697.00

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