From High-Def Video to Standard-Def DVD from Class on Demand 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.
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
How to change FCP Log & Capture settings for transcoding
How to create Chapter Markers in Final Cut
How to check clip and sequence specifications
The best way to export from Final Cut Pro
How to test the video for quality in QuickTime
How to import files into Compressor
How to modify audio compression settings for DVD
How to modify video compression settings for DVD
How to monitor compression status
How to test the compressed video for quality in QuickTime
How to import files into DVD Studio Pro
How to create a track
How to create a motion menu using a template
How to modify a motion menu
How to test your DVD before output
How to output your DVD
How to burn your DVD using Roxio Toast
How to modify DVD burn speed
About the Instructor:
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.