High-Definition DVD Handbook

Producing for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc

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0071510265

Date

April 5, 2007

Format

Mixed media product, 500 pages

ISBN

0071485856 / 9780071485852

$

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59.95



Overview


Main description

Everything you need to design and produce high definition DVDs-from three of the most well-known specialists in the industry

High Definition DVD Handbook is your one-stop resource for mastering the new HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and successfully applying them to the entire DVD process-from authoring to design to production. You'll see how to fully utilize the amazing new resolution and features of high definition DVD, understand the major differences between the formats, navigate complex specs, and set up for either small- or large-scale production. Featuring a foreword by Jim Taylor, coauthor of DVD Demystified, this practical, irreverent guide:

  • Gives you comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of both new competing high definition DVD formats
  • Covers all-new, high definition authoring tools
  • Includes chapters devoted to audio and video acquisition, graphics design, compression, quality control, and replication
  • Reveals how to achieve new levels of interactivity through graphic user interfaces (GUIs)
  • Provides proven advice on avoiding production pitfalls and troubleshooting
  • Helps you navigate and utilize content protection and digital rights management as well as the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) standard

Taking DVD Demystified to the next level, High Definition DVD Handbook is your guide to the new wave of DVD production.

“should be required reading in any world-class DVD facility.” -Benn Carr, VP of New Technology, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA


Table of contents

Foreword Table of Figures and Tables Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Lights, Camera...Action! Chapter 3: Pictures and Sound Chapter 4: Coding Technologies Chapter 5: Persistent Storage Chapter 6: Network/Streaming Technologies Chapter 7: The HD DVD Format Chapter 8: The Blu-ray Disc Format Chapter 9: Compression and Authoring Tools Chapter 10: Setting Up for Production Chapter 11: Project Design and Planning Chapter 12: Graphic Design Chapter 13: Compression Chapter 14: Authoring/Programming Chapter 15: Quality Control (QC) Chapter 16: So, You Think You're Done Chapter 17: Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Chapter 18: Blu-ray Disc's BD+ APPENDIX A: ABOUT THE DISC GLOSSARY INDEX


Author comments

Mark Johnson is vice president of technology at Technology Creative Services, a Thomson company.

Charles Crawford is the cofounder of Televised Production Services and Heritage Series, LLC, production companies.

Christen Armbrust is a senior process engineer at Technicolor Creative Services.


Back cover copy

Everything you need to design and produce high definition DVDs-from three of the most well-known specialists in the industry

High Definition DVD Handbook is your one-stop resource for mastering the new HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and successfully applying them to the entire DVD process-from authoring to design to production. You'll see how to fully utilize the amazing new resolution and features of high definition DVD, understand the major differences between the formats, navigate complex specs, and set up for either small- or large-scale production. Featuring a foreword by Jim Taylor, coauthor of DVD Demystified, this practical, irreverent guide:

  • Gives you comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of both new competing high definition DVD formats
  • Covers all-new, high definition authoring tools
  • Includes chapters devoted to audio and video acquisition, graphics design, compression, quality control, and replication
  • Reveals how to achieve new levels of interactivity through graphic user interfaces (GUIs)
  • Provides proven advice on avoiding production pitfalls and troubleshooting
  • Helps you navigate and utilize content protection and digital rights management as well as the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) standard

Taking DVD Demystified to the next level, High Definition DVD Handbook is your guide to the new wave of DVD production.

“should be required reading in any world-class DVD facility.” -Benn Carr, VP of New Technology, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA

{inside book} Mark R. Johnson is Vice President of Technology at Technology Creative Services (a Thomson Company). A contributing member in both the DVD Forum and Blu-ray Disc Association, Johnson is best known for his breakthroughs in advanced DVD applications. Charles G. Crawford is the cofounder of Television Production Services and Heritage Series, LLC. He authored the original operating manuals for Matsushita/Panasonic's award-winning DVD authoring system and has won three Emmy awards for his technical and directorial expertise. Christen M. Armbrust, a leader in the development and implementation of new digital media, is a senior process engineer at Technology Creative Services.





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