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DVD Studio Pro 101: Rookie

DVD Studio Pro 101: Rookie
  • Price £697.00
  • Level Introduction
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

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

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