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"Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio": Turning Readers Into Moviemakers with Adobe Encore DVD

October 14, 2004

Sebastopol, CA--"Adobe Encore DVD is a professional DVD authoring tool that combines the depth of professional authoring for complex projects with the ease of drag-and-drop operation for simple jobs," notes author and Encore insider Douglas Dixon, who draws on his many years of experience in the field of DVD authoring to give readers the new Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio (O'Reilly, US $39.95).

A part of O'Reilly's new Digital Studio series--the goal of which is to turn readers into experts quickly and painlessly--this full-color, hands-on tutorial is brimming with real-life examples, practical information, and expert advice on designing and creating professional DVDs with Encore. Complete with project-based lessons, annotated screen shots, information-packed sidebars with studio advice and background information--as well as invaluable notes and warnings--this book delivers everything readers need to create simple, useful DVDs and highly customized productions.

"The hallmark of Encore is its flexibility in fitting into your preferred workflow," Dixon continues. As he explains, you can let Encore do virtually all the work for you, or you can exert precise control over menu design, navigational linking, and video compression as well as project management and version control tools.

Not only does Encore provide a streamlined workflow for efficiently creating great-looking DVDs, but it also offers professional authoring capabilities for advanced DVD design and tight integration with other Adobe products, including Photoshop CS, Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects.

Appropriate for both the beginning Encore user as well as the experienced video professional, Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio covers Adobe Encore DVD 1.5 and shows readers 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 projects 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 their video and audio clips
  • Design great DVDs with features such as Easter eggs and alternate menus
  • With this hands-on guide--along with a DVD-writable drive and Adobe Encore DVD--readers-turned-moviemakers will create highly imaginative, incredibly professional DVDs in no time.

    Additional Resources:

    Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio
    Douglas Dixon
    ISBN 0-596-00600-4, 321 pages, $39.95 US, $57.95 CA
    1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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