Apple DVD Studio Pro 4

For those students who are interested in mastering the advanced capabilities of Apple DVD Studio Pro, this intensive hands-on course will cover the techniques you need to master. All of the powerful Apple DVD Studio Pro 4 features are explored, including advanced menu design using motion menus, designing powerful layered menus, advanced menu audio, drop zone and button creation in Photoshop, saving menus as templates, and using and creating custom button and slideshow transitions.

Instruction also covers optimizing MPEG encoding using Compressor and DVD Studio Pro, adding mixed and multi-angled video streams to your project, encoding your audio using Apple’s A.Pack Dolby AC3 encoder, and creating custom scripts that will enhance the DVD user’s experience.

We can also configure custom training options upon request.

Basic Class Info

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those who want to increase their skill level and authoring knowledge using DVD Studio Pro.

Prerequisites

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation

Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended


Workflows Benefiting from Apple DVD Studio Pro 4

DVD Developers

Corporate Video Developers

Cross–Media Publishers

Prepress Workflows

Graphic Design Studios

Web Developers & Content creators

Flash Developers

Video Post Production & Film Makers


Basic Pricing & Training Options

Pricing & Training Overview

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to click on any of the links below to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere.

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnSite Training

If you send 12 people to a traditional classroom setting you’ll end up paying around $8,000+. This doesn’t include the costs of travel & lodging. Trying to coordinate schedules and down time are also hidden budget killers.

Bring KLH onsite for a set training fee that uses a custom course outline that targets your specific workflow. No per person limits or add on fees. You also get the advantage of onsite consulting since we can get a look at the real workflow in an up close and real world situation.

In-house Rates

$1,500 One Day

$2,500 Two Days

$3,000 Three Days

$4,800 Full Week

Travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


ClassRoom Training

Classroom training is possible via our training partners in most major US Cities. It is useful when Onsite training is not possible or when combining several students with other clients can help keep budgets within reason.

Most classes run 3 days or can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow.

ClassRoom Rates per Student

One to Three Students $1,200

Four to Five Students $1,000

Five to Eight Students $850

Eight Students plus $750

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnLine Training

Online training has the advantage of training employees at one time who are located in different locations.

It also has the advantage of eliminating travel and lodging costs from the training budget.

It will require a reliable connection to the Internet for those involved.

Online classes can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow as well as provide traditional training to participants in remote locations at the same time.

Timeframes possible can be from a few hours to several days.

OnLine per Day Rates per Student

One to Three Students $450

Three to Five Students $325

Five to Eight Students $275

Eight Students plus $225

Costs can be based upon a per student fee or a flat fee for seminars.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote


Private Training

Most people will agree that private training is the best option for intensive learning. It is a great option for career changers or those who work within an intensive workflow.

All attention is on you and discounts for software packages such as any of the Adobe Suites can make it actually more cost effective than the traditional training offered anywhere else. Contact us now for a great deal.

Training can be done OnSite, OnLine, or at a designated location.

Private training runs 2 to 5 days depending on the workflow and needs of the client.

Private Rates per class

One to Three Days $1,650

Four to Five Days $2,400

Two Weeks $3,850

Costs are based upon a per student fee. Discount rates are available for software packages such as any of the Adobe Software Suites.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


KLH Job Contracting & Outsourcing Services

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to rollover any of the links above to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


Class & Topics Outlines

Topics Outline

Preparing Your First DVD Project
DVD Creation Process
The DVD-Video Specification
Exploring the Interface
Creating a Simple DVD in Basic View
Creating a Menu
Connecting Assets to the Menu
Simulating a Disc
Building a Project and Burning a Disc
Exploring the Full Interface
Opening the Project
Exploring Window Configurations
Adjusting the Project
Setting Up a Simple DVD
Storyboarding a DVD
Creating a Storyboard Using the Graphical Tab
Previewing the Finished Project with DVD Player Application
Identifying Source Video Settings
Setting DVD Studio Pro Preferences
Setting Up Disc Properties
Importing Audio
Video and Setting Chapter Markers
Creating Menus in DVD Studio Pro
The Menu Creation Process
Importing Assets
Adding a Background Graphic
Using the Title Safe
Action Safe Guides
Creating Buttons on a Still Menu
Connecting Buttons to Video
Adding Text to a Menu
Adding Sound to a Menu
Creating an Intro Menu
Targeting Navigation on your DVD
Using a Drop Zone to Create a Motion Menu
Creating a Chapter Index Menu
Customizing a Default Chapter Index Menu
Setting Up the Chapter Index Navigation Buttons
Adding a Drop Zone Shape
Automating the Chapter Index
Menu Creation Process
Creating a Slideshow
Using Slideshows
File Formats for Slideshows
Adding a Slideshow
Modifying Your Slideshow
Slideshow Transitions and Converting
a Slideshow to a Track
Adding Subtitles
Creating Subtitles in DVD Studio Pro
Modifying the Font and Color of Subtitles
Importing Subtitles from a Text File
Previewing Subtitles
Creating Buttons over Video
Understanding Closed Captioning
Finishing Your DVD
Adding DVD-ROM Content to a DVD-Video Disc
Testing Your Project
Building and Formatting a DVD
Using the DVD Player Application
Burning a Disc Using the Burn Command
Choosing Recordable DVD Media
Distributing your Completed DVD

Encoding with Compressor
Understanding Compression
Importing a File into Compressor from Final Cut Pro
Applying Preset Settings
Creating Custom Settings
Setting Compression Markers in Compressor
Creating Chapter Markers
Submitting Files for Encoding
Creating a Compressor Droplet
Designing Advanced Menus
Maintaining the Look of Menu Graphics
Creating Standard Menus
Adding a Simple Overlay
Creating Buttons for the Overlay
Choosing Highlights for Button States
Using Advanced Overlays with Grayscale Color Mapping
Customizing Button Colors
Saving Default Colors
Adding a Motion Background
Setting a Loop Point
Working with Motion Menus
Advantages of Layered Menus
Adding a Layered Menu
Creating Layered Menu Buttons
Linking your Assets
Markers, Stories and Connections
Working with Chapter Markers
Creating Markers in Final Cut Pro
Adding Markers in Final Cut Pro
Setting Encoding Preferences
Using Stories as Playlists
Creating and Working with Stories
Establishing Connections
Finding the Unconnected Elements
Scripting
Building Menu Loop Scripts
Creating Return to Menu Scripts
Creating Transitions
Applying a Transition
Using a Video Transition
Using Alpha Transitions
Exploring the Asset Movie
Exploring the Background Matte Movie
Using Alternate Angles
Setting Up the Project
About Alternate Angles
Creating Multi-Angle Tracks
Creating Mixed-Angle Tracks
Targeting Alternate Angle Streams
Simulating Alternate Angle Errors
Exploring Final Cut Pro Markers
Converting SD To HD
HD to SD Downconversions
Encoding HD Assets
Converting SD Projects to HD Projects

   
Class Outline

Preparing Your First DVD Project
DVD Creation Process
The DVD-Video Specification
Exploring the Interface
Creating a Simple DVD in Basic View
Creating a Menu
Connecting Assets to the Menu
Simulating a Disc
Building a Project and Burning a Disc
Exploring the Full Interface
Opening the Project
Exploring Window Configurations
Adjusting the Project
Setting Up a Simple DVD
Storyboarding a DVD
Creating a Storyboard Using the Graphical Tab
Previewing the Finished Project with DVD Player Application
Identifying Source Video Settings
Setting DVD Studio Pro Preferences
Setting Up Disc Properties
Importing Audio
Video and Setting Chapter Markers
Creating Menus in DVD Studio Pro
The Menu Creation Process
Importing Assets
Adding a Background Graphic
Using the Title Safe
Action Safe Guides
Creating Buttons on a Still Menu
Connecting Buttons to Video
Adding Text to a Menu
Adding Sound to a Menu
Creating an Intro Menu
Targeting Navigation on your DVD
Using a Drop Zone to Create a Motion Menu
Creating a Chapter Index Menu
Customizing a Default Chapter Index Menu
Setting Up the Chapter Index Navigation Buttons
Adding a Drop Zone Shape
Automating the Chapter Index
Menu Creation Process
Creating a Slideshow
Using Slideshows
File Formats for Slideshows
Adding a Slideshow
Modifying Your Slideshow
Slideshow Transitions and Converting
a Slideshow to a Track
Adding Subtitles
Creating Subtitles in DVD Studio Pro
Modifying the Font and Color of Subtitles
Importing Subtitles from a Text File
Previewing Subtitles
Creating Buttons over Video
Understanding Closed Captioning
Finishing Your DVD
Adding DVD-ROM Content to a DVD-Video Disc
Testing Your Project
Building and Formatting a DVD
Using the DVD Player Application
Burning a Disc Using the Burn Command
Choosing Recordable DVD Media
Distributing your Completed DVD

Encoding with Compressor
Understanding Compression
Importing a File into Compressor from Final Cut Pro
Applying Preset Settings
Creating Custom Settings
Setting Compression Markers in Compressor
Creating Chapter Markers
Submitting Files for Encoding
Creating a Compressor Droplet
Designing Advanced Menus
Maintaining the Look of Menu Graphics
Creating Standard Menus
Adding a Simple Overlay
Creating Buttons for the Overlay
Choosing Highlights for Button States
Using Advanced Overlays with Grayscale Color Mapping
Customizing Button Colors
Saving Default Colors
Adding a Motion Background
Setting a Loop Point
Working with Motion Menus
Advantages of Layered Menus
Adding a Layered Menu
Creating Layered Menu Buttons
Linking your Assets
Markers, Stories and Connections
Working with Chapter Markers
Creating Markers in Final Cut Pro
Adding Markers in Final Cut Pro
Setting Encoding Preferences
Using Stories as Playlists
Creating and Working with Stories
Establishing Connections
Finding the Unconnected Elements
Scripting
Building Menu Loop Scripts
Creating Return to Menu Scripts
Creating Transitions
Applying a Transition
Using a Video Transition
Using Alpha Transitions
Exploring the Asset Movie
Exploring the Background Matte Movie
Using Alternate Angles
Setting Up the Project
About Alternate Angles
Creating Multi-Angle Tracks
Creating Mixed-Angle Tracks
Targeting Alternate Angle Streams
Simulating Alternate Angle Errors
Exploring Final Cut Pro Markers
Converting SD To HD
HD to SD Downconversions
Encoding HD Assets
Converting SD Projects to HD Projects