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Focal Easy Guide to DVD Studio Pro 3

For new users and professionals, 1st Edition

By Rick Young


240 pages

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This highly illustrated, full color book tells you all you need to know to get up and running quickly using DVD Studio Pro to achieve professional results.

All the essential areas are covered: preparing your assets, the DVD SP interface, setting up your DVD, adding tracks, building menus, adding markers, building slideshows, making subtitles and multiplexing.

An invaluable first read for users of all levels who want to author DVDs professionally!


"Rick Young's book is magnificently studded with beautiful color graphics and illustrations that make it a joy to look at and use…an easy to follow book short on pages but long on excellent and useful information and guidelines, what more is necessary?" -

"Studio Pro 3.0 is the acknowledged industry leader and this Focal Press Easy Guide hands you the keys… Young's clear approach allows the new user's creativity to flow by holding back on the complications until a need-to-know situation arises…Text is clear, free of jargon and verbal clutter. Precise screenshots build confidence at every stage. This little volume excites interest as it unfolds, just like a well-authored DVD…a great new addition to the Focal Press imprint's Easy Guide series." -

"The first book we've seen on DVD Studio Pro 3 is a good 'un…this full-colour romp through the vagaries of DVD creation will delight novices and experienced users alike. There's even a section at the back with Q&A-style interviews with leading DVD Studio Pro protagonists." - iCreate magazine

Table of Contents

Introduction; Hardware Requirements; Installing DVD Studio Pro; Making DVD's - The Easy Way; Making DVD's - The Professional Way; Overview of the DVD Production Process; Planning Your Disc; Preparing Assets; The DVD Studio Pro Interface; Setting up Your DVD; Adding Tracks; Building Menus; Adding Markers; Building Slideshows; Making Subtitles; Finishing the DVD; Multiplexing - Putting it all together.

About the Author

Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant, Rick has attended numerous UK and US exhibitions, is a liaison to the US FCP user groups, and author of the best-selling series The Focal Easy Guides to Final Cut Pro.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General