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Sony Creative Software Acquisition Of Netblender Boosts Blu-Ray Authoring

Sony Creative Software Acquisition Of Netblender Boosts Blu-Ray Authoring

Sony Creative Software has recently acquired NetBlender, which offers the DoStudio product line of Blu-ray Disc creation tools. With this purchase, Sony Creative Software now offers three solutions for Blu-ray Disc authoring, including its existing products DVD Architect and Blu-print.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
DVD Authoring
THX Media Director for a multi-platform media world

THX Media Director for a multi-platform media world

Starting with Star Wars: The Complete Saga, THX Media Director takes steps to solve the problem of translating color space, bit depth, and resolution from the reference monitor to the motion picture, TV, computer and iPad screen -- automatically.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
DVD Authoring
Designing the Neil Young Archives

Designing the Neil Young Archives

When the 10-disk "Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1 (1963-1972)" was released in 2009, it established a benchmark for what is possible with advanced Blu-ray authoring for multimedia that has yet to be equaled. In Creative COW Magazine's "Heavy Lifting Issue," we asked Megan McKenna to tell us about her team's work on this massive project, over four years in the making.

Feature
Megan Mckenna
DVD Authoring
Blu-ray Today and BeyondBlu-ray Today and Beyond

Feel like Blu-ray's getting the better of you? Here are some of the tools that pro authors are using today, some that are coming soon - and at least one that might not be coming at all.

Editorial
Eric Pautsch
Apple DVD Studio Pro
Advanced Navigation Authoring with Apple DVDSP: The Chapter Skip ButtonAdvanced Navigation Authoring with Apple DVDSP: The Chapter Skip Button

Creative Cow Contributor Jake Russell takes you deep into the advanced navigation capabilities in Apple DVD Studio Pro to show you how to take complete control over menu navigation. In this case, hell show you how to make the chapter skip button take you to a menu. It might SOUND easy, but if youve tried it, you might actually think its impossible -- but not if you follow Jakes direction.

Tutorial
Jake Russell
DVD Authoring
ILY SpartanProILY SpartanPro

Recently, CreativeCOW leader, David Roth Weiss purchased his very first CD and DVD duplicator. After a lot of research he chose the ILY SpartanPro, and it did not take him long to realize that he should not have gone so long without one.

Review
David Roth Weiss
DVD Authoring
Authoring 5.1 Surround DVDsAuthoring 5.1 Surround DVDs

You may not sell a million copies of your DVD... but at least it will sound like a million bucks. In this DVD authoring tutorial, David Roth Weiss explains how to author 5.1 surround DVDs with Compressor and Soundtrack Pro 2.

Tutorial
David Roth Weiss
Adobe Encore DVD
Adobe Encore 2.0 reviewed

Adobe Encore 2.0 reviewed

In this article, CreativeCOW.net leader, Greg Mulvey takes a look at the new Adobe Encore 2.0 and concludes that overall this is a great upgrade. ''...if you are using the rest of the Adobe Production Studio then Encore DVD 2.0 is going to be your best choice for most DVD projects.''

Review
Greg Mulvey
DVD Authoring
eDVD 4 from Sonic Solutions

eDVD 4 from Sonic Solutions

In this article, Dr. James Manz gives an overview and review of Sonics' latest upgrade of eDVD to version 4. This is a major upgrade that brings ''Hollywood-level'' capabilities of adding ROM content to DVD video to just about anyone who authors discs.

Review, Tutorial
James Manz MD
DVD Authoring
Alex Alexzander :: Review :: Sonic eDVD 3

Alex Alexzander :: Review :: Sonic eDVD 3

Many DVD authors are familiar to some degree with the various DVD authoring applications that exist. Most of these authoring applications allow the author to add DVD-ROM content. DVD-ROM content is typically how the author provides additional assets to the viewer. In this article, Creativecow's Alex Alexzander takes a thorough look at Sonic's eDVD 3 Web Enhanced DVD.

Review
Alex Alexzander
AVID
Avid Xpress Studio, DVD Basics in Avid Xpress Studio

Avid Xpress Studio, DVD Basics in Avid Xpress Studio

The goal of this project by Alex Alexzander is to provide a very simple overview which describes how to go from the Avid Xpress Pro timeline to finished DVD using tools available in Avid Xpress Studio and Adobe's Photoshop.

Tutorial
Alex Alexzander
DVD Authoring
Designing DVD Menus: How to Create Professional-looking DVDs by Michael Burns - George Cairns

Designing DVD Menus: How to Create Professional-looking DVDs by Michael Burns - George Cairns

In this article, CreativeCOW leader Alex Alexzander reviews Designing DVD Menus: How to Create Professional-looking DVDs written by Michael Burns and George Cairns, and published by CMP Books, 191 pages, December 2004, ISBN: 1-57820-259-0, and finds that... Designing DVD Menus is a book that fills exactly the gap left by the software publishers. This book doesn't specifically teach us to author DVDs using any one authoring application. Instead, this book is all about how to create professional-looking DVDs...This book is a lesson in creative design and intuitive navigation.

Review
Alex Alexzander
DVD Authoring
DVD Workshop 2 Review by Nick Jushchyshyn

DVD Workshop 2 Review by Nick Jushchyshyn

One of Creative COWs Ulead Media Studio Pros leaders, Nick Jushchyshyn takes a look at DVD Workshop 2 from Ulead and concludes with... Given its very competitive pricing, powerful feature set, and ability to create truly professional DVDs, this software gets a solid 4 1/2 cows.

Review
Nick Jushchyshyn
DVD Authoring
Jim Harvey reviews Sonic Foundry DVD Architect Ver. 1.0c

Jim Harvey reviews Sonic Foundry DVD Architect Ver. 1.0c

Jim Harvey always sent his finished work out for someone else to make the DVD if the client requested it. It just seemed there were too many problems, too many questions until he discovered Sonic Foundry's Vegas + DVD. Now it's ''Need a DVD? Great. No problem with DVD Architect.''

Review
Jim Harvey
DVD Authoring
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating CDs and DVDs

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating CDs and DVDs

CreativeCOW leader, Mike Gondek examines The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating CDs and DVDs published by Alpha Books

Review
Mike Gondek
DVD Authoring
Mastering CDs and DVDs for Mac OS9, OSX and Windows OS by Bob Hayes

Mastering CDs and DVDs for Mac OS9, OSX and Windows OS by Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes, one of the nicest guys in the industry and the master of all things technical at Artbeats, shares the process he uses to create dual-formatted discs that look and behave properly for both Mac and PC users. While this article centers around Roxio Toast, the principles can be applied to many other tools out there in use in the market.

Tutorial
Bob Hayes
DVD Authoring
James Diefenderfer reviews: Desktop DVD Authoring by Douglas Dixon

James Diefenderfer reviews: Desktop DVD Authoring by Douglas Dixon

Needing to branch into DVD authoring and production, James Diefenderfer takes a look at Desktop DVD Authoring by Douglas Dixon and concludes it's a book filled with great information all gathered in one place which means it will be the first place he looks rather than have to go on a web search.

Review
James Diefenderfer
DVD Authoring
Adam Tracksler reviews DVD Authoring and Production by Ralph LaBargeAdam Tracksler reviews DVD Authoring and Production by Ralph LaBarge

Adam Tracksler takes a look at DVD Authoring and Production: An Authoritative Guide to DVD-Video, DVD-ROM and WebDVD by Ralph LaBarge. This book is in the CMP Books DV Expert Series.

Review
Adam Tracksler
DVD Authoring
Creating DVDs: Learning about Bit Rates and what they mean

Creating DVDs: Learning about Bit Rates and what they mean

DVD authoring can be daunting when you consider everything that is required to create professional results, and simple, consumer based marketing the likes of Apple's Shoot-Edit-Burn campaign won't tell you the pitfalls. In this article, David Chandler-Gick writes a ''primer'' for people wanting to learn about creating dvds.

Tutorial
David Chandler-Gick
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