Technical book publisher O’Reilly on Tuesday announced the publication of
“DVD Studio Pro 3: In the Studio,”
a 329-page tome that “aims to be the definitive guide to DVD authoring with Apple’s program,” according to the company. Author Marc Loy takes readers through creating DVD projects, offering details aimed at everyone from professional DVD producers to “pro-sumers” to filmmakers who want to transfer their projects to DVD. Topics covered include importing files from Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, working with timelines and transitions, creating and mixing Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, designing advanced menus and more. With dual-layer DVD burners beginning to enter the market, Loy also explains how to use third party hardware and software to burn DVD-9 projects authored with DVD Studio Pro 3. Pricing is US$44.95.