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Adobe Encore CS6

Video Description

In this training course for Adobe Encore CS6, expert author and trainer Jeff Sengstack teaches you how to create top quality DVD and Blue-ray discs using this popular software from Adobe. This tutorial is designed for the beginner, and no prior experience is assumed; you will start your learning right from the very beginning!
Starting with the basics, Jeff explains exactly what Encore CS6 is, and what it can do for you. You will explore the workflow of Encore, how to import assets, make menus, and export your finished product. Each step in the workflow is covered in-depth. You will learn how to create and work with timelines, build and edit slideshows, make playlists, add and edit menus as well as creating custom menus and specialized menus. This software tutorial also covers topics such as setting up menu navigation, linking your assets to the menus, and finally, testing and exporting your project to DVD, Blue-ray disc or even a Flash project to play in a web browser.
By the completion of this software video training course, you will be able to complete your video projects by creating high-quality DVD and Blue-ray discs using Adobe Encore CS6. Working files are included to allow you to learn using the same project files that the author uses in this tutorial.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome 00:02:09
    2. An Overview Of Adobe Encore CS6 00:06:06
    3. Setting Up The Exercise Files 00:01:46
    4. Relinking To Assets 00:06:42
  2. Understanding The Encore Workflow And Workspace
    1. Explaining The Workflow 00:08:37
    2. Considering Project Sizes 00:07:21
    3. Starting A New Project 00:05:37
    4. Navigating The Workspace 00:06:11
    5. Customizing Workspaces 00:06:28
    6. Adjusting Encore Preferences And Other Settings 00:10:14
  3. Importing Assets
    1. Importing Assets 00:04:43
    2. Importing Assets As Encore Elements 00:08:47
    3. Importing Assets Using Adobe Dynamic Link 00:06:12
    4. Working With AVCHD Files 00:04:27
    5. Managing Assets In The Project Panel 00:07:37
    6. Checking Transcoding Information 00:06:00
  4. Working With Timelines
    1. Creating And Managing Timelines 00:10:03
    2. Working With Audio In Timelines 00:07:28
    3. Editing Assets In Timelines 00:10:03
    4. Adding Chapter Markers And Poster Frames 00:10:01
    5. Introducing Subtitles 00:04:37
    6. Adding And Editing Subtitles 00:11:49
    7. Understanding Closed Captioning 00:03:17
  5. Creating And Editing Slide Shows
    1. Introducing Slide Shows 00:03:40
    2. Creating And Arranging Slide Shows 00:07:14
    3. Adding Audio And Adjusting Duration 00:06:13
    4. Adjusting Slide Show Settings 00:07:58
    5. Adding Text To Slides 00:07:14
    6. Applying Transitions, Motion, Slide Size 00:05:47
  6. Making Playlists
    1. Explaining The Two Types Of Playlists 00:02:25
    2. Building A Playlist 00:04:52
    3. Creating Chapter Playlists 00:04:55
  7. Adding And Editing Menus From The Library
    1. Introducing Menus 00:10:50
    2. Opening Menus From The Library 00:07:33
    3. Doing Basic Menu Editing 00:12:30
    4. Adding And Editing Text In Menus 00:07:58
    5. Applying Styles To Menu Objects 00:08:21
  8. Creating Menus From Scratch
    1. Adding And Adjusting Backgrounds From The Library 00:09:01
    2. Using Objects From The Library 00:11:25
    3. Using Replacement Layers 00:10:34
    4. Adding Assets From The Project Panel 00:04:40
    5. Adding Images And Backgrounds To The Library 00:09:37
    6. Using Photoshop To Create And Edit Menus 00:11:16
  9. Using Specialized Menus
    1. Creating Pop-Up Menus For Blu-ray And Flash 00:08:25
    2. Setting Up Multi-Page Menus For Blu-ray And Flash 00:10:47
    3. Using A Chapter Index To Create Linked Submenus 00:06:33
  10. Working With Buttons
    1. Understanding Buttons 00:06:04
    2. Routing Buttons And Setting The Menu Default Button 00:10:15
    3. Creating Buttons From Graphics Or Text 00:10:45
    4. Explaining And Editing Button Subpictures 00:08:52
    5. Adjusting Menu Color Sets 00:11:40
    6. Using Hidden Buttons To Create "Easter Eggs 00:16:07
  11. Working With Video And Audio In Menus
    1. Understanding Motion Menus 00:07:41
    2. Adding Video Background And Audio To A Menu 00:09:14
    3. Working With Video Thumbnail Buttons 00:08:29
    4. Adjusting Menu Timing And Looping 00:09:22
    5. Creating Motion Menus With Premiere Pro And After Effects 00:14:33
    6. Adding Button Link Transition Videos 00:03:26
  12. Setting Up Project Navigation
    1. Understanding Navigation 00:02:45
    2. Designating The "First Play" Asset 00:04:32
    3. Setting Disc Properties And Navigation 00:08:21
    4. Specifying User Operations 00:05:17
  13. Specifying Links
    1. Specifying Links: Multiple Methods 00:08:08
    2. Setting Button Names From Links 00:04:51
    3. Using Buttons To Change Subtitle And Audio Tracks 00:07:26
    4. Designating End Actions 00:07:36
    5. Overriding End Actions 00:05:00
    6. Using The Flowchart To Set Links And End Actions 00:05:13
  14. Testing And Exporting Your Project
    1. Checking And Fixing Your Project (Preview, Button Routing, Flowchart, Check Project) 00:08:53
    2. Explaining Copy-Protection And Region Coding 00:03:04
    3. Building A DVD - Blu-ray Disc - Flash Project 00:06:17
    4. About Digital Juice - Stock Footage 00:01:20
    5. Author Bio 00:01:29