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Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 Tutorial


DVD’s are the fastest-growing consumer electronics product in history. However, taking advantage of the remarkable popularity of the DVD format requires mastery of the technical process of DVD creation. This is where this course comes in. author James Gonzalez provides all the information you’ll need to quickly create full-featured, Hollywood style DVDs using Encore DVD 2.0, Adobe’s leading DVD authoring tool. Encore has been designed from the ground up to be simple to use and to greatly streamline DVD production while still providing excellent control over your work. In this course you will learn how to author DVDs containing videos, full motion menus with audio, animated buttons, scene selectors, multiple language tracks, closed captions, subtitles and much, much more. To get started simply click on one of the lessons below.

Introduction to Encore DVD 2

About this Course
What is Encore DVD 2
About DVD Media
DVD-Video Specifications
Encore DVD 2 Workflow pt. 1
Encore DVD 2 Workflow pt. 2
Supported Import File Formats

The Encore DVD 2 Workspace

Exploring the Interface
Set Encore DVD Preferences
Customizing the Workspace
The Project Panel
Timeline Viewer pt. 1
Timeline Viewer pt. 2
The Layers Panel
The Library Panel pt. 1
The Library Panel pt. 2
The Styles Panel
The Menu Viewer
The Monitor Panel
The Slide Show Viewer
Flowchart Panel

Planning a Project

Planning a Project
Bit Budgeting
More on Bit Budgeting
Organizing the Project Panel
Prepare Video and Audio Assets
Preparing Source Graphics
Determining Disc Capacity
Creating a New Project
Importing Menus

Create Project Timelines

Creating Timelines
Managing Timelines
Working with Audio Tracks
Navigating the Timeline
Creating Chapter Points
Creating Poster Frames
Trimming Clips
Editing Clips in Premiere Pro or After Effects

Creating Slideshows

Creating Slideshows
Formatting Slideshows
Formatting Individual Slides
Adding Audio to Slideshows
Adding Slide Transitions
Adding pan and Zoom Effects
Adding Subtitles to Slides

Creating and Editing Menus

Menu Basics
Using Pre-existing Library Menus
Menu Basics
Building Menus with Library Elements
Editing Menus
Working with Text
Using Styles
Using Photoshop to Create Menus

Advanced Menus

About Motion Menus
Adding Video to a Menu Background
Adding Audio to a Menu
Setting Audio and Video Loop Times
Animating Buttons pt. 1
Animating Buttons pt. 2
Creating Video Thumbnails in Photoshop pt. 1
Creating Video Thumbnails in Photoshop pt. 2
Guidelines for Creating Video Thumbnails
Working with Button Subpictures
Creating Button Subpictures in Photoshop
Working with Menu Color Sets
Pasting Image as Subpictures
Guidelines for Creating Subpictures

Linking

Link Types pt. 1
Link Types pt. 2
Linking Methods Setting an End Action
Disk-wide Link Settings pt. 1
Disk-wide Link Settings pt. 2
Setting End Actions
Setting Override Actions
Customizing User Operations
Adding Links to Subtitle and Audio Tracks
Button Routing
Checking and Fixing Links

Subtitles

About Subtitle Tracks
Creating Subtitles Manually
Importing Image-Based Subtitle Files
Working with Image-based Subtitles
Importing Text-Based Subtitle Files
Editing Subtitles
Working with Subtitle Colors
Adding Closed Captions

Testing and Transcoding

Previewing Projects
Preview Controls
Checking Projects
About Transcoding
Working with Transcode Presets
Transcode Preset Options
Working with Custom Presets

Burning a DVD

Preparing for Final Output
Copy Protection
Adding DVD-ROM Content
Building the DVD
Build Options
DVD Disc Formats

Course Wrap-up

What You Have Learned
About the Author


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