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From High-Def Video to Standard-Def DVD
One of the questions we get asked frequently is how to create a standard-definition DVD when you are working with high-definition video.
In this webinar, Larry Jordan walks you through all the steps you need to know to make your video look great on DVD. This tutorial is absolutely PACKED with essential information with detailed tutorials on Final Cut Pro, QuickTime, Compressor, DVD Player, DVD Studio Pro, and Roxio Toast. You don't need to own any of this software to watch this tutorial.
Larry starts by showing how to set chapter markers in Final Cut Pro, then how to export your video while retaining the highest quality. He illustrates how to modify the DVD compression settings in Compressor for the best results, and then builds a simple DVD using DVD Studio Pro. Along the way, he'll show you how to test your video for quality at each step, explain what settings work the best, and how to avoid problems.
Once you watch this session, you'll never worry about how to optimize your video for a DVD again.
This assumes a basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and DVD Studio Pro. While this session illustrates a complete workflow, there will not be time to teach every aspect of each of these applications.
• For an introduction to Final Cut Pro, view Webinar #28 or Webinar #17.
• For an introduction to Compressor, view Webinar #5.
• This webinar will provide an introduction on how to use DVD Studio Pro.
• Illustrate a workflow to edit either single-format, or multi-format, HD video in Final Cut Pro
• List recommended video formats for transcoding
• Outline a step-by-step workflow for creating a DVD from HD video
• Provide a list of in-depth tutorials illustrating DVD menu creation
• DEMO: How to change FCP Log & Capture settings for transcoding
• DEMO: How to create Chapter Markers in Final Cut
• DEMO: How to check clip and sequence specifications
• DEMO: The best way to export from Final Cut Pro
• DEMO: How to test the video for quality in QuickTime
• DEMO: How to import files into Compressor
• DEMO: How to modify audio compression settings for DVD
• DEMO: How to modify video compression settings for DVD
• DEMO: How to monitor compression status
• DEMO: How to test the compressed video for quality in QuickTime
• DEMO: How to import files into DVD Studio Pro
• DEMO: How to create a track
• DEMO: How to create a motion menu using a template
• DEMO: How to modify a motion menu
• DEMO: How to test your DVD before output
• DEMO: How to output your DVD
• DEMO: How to burn your DVD using Roxio Toast
• DEMO: How to modify DVD burn speed.
In today’s world, time and timing are everything.
Deadlines get tighter, budgets lower, client expectations higher, and technology moves on. It’s a recipe for disaster, unless you can find a fast, yet in-depth way to keep your skills sharp.
That’s where Larry Jordan can help.
Larry Jordan is the most highly sought after Apple-Certified Final Cut trainer in the world. With over 30 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits, Jordan’s informative and entertaining teaching style provides video editors around the world with unique techniques, methods and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills. He’s been there – he knows the pressure you are under.
Jordan reveals the hidden tips and tricks you never hear about, and may never find on your own. His presentation style is well organized, succinct and practical. Jordan’s training can save you time, save you money, save your client, and save your sanity, during production and post-production.
Jordan, based in Los Angeles, writes and edits the monthly free Larry Jordan Final Cut Studio Newsletter, with essential information on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio. He also hosts the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast, Digital Production BuZZ (http://www.digitalproductionbuZZ.com).
For more information about Larry Jordan, please visit http://www.larryjordan.biz.
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