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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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71 To DVD or not to DVD?

Bill Davis

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Figure 71-1

There is no question—we’re now officially smack dab in the middle of the era of the “homemade” DVD.

DVD burners are included with most modern computers and the ubiquitous shiny discs are rapidly pushing aside VHS tape as the “home recording” format of choice. So if you haven’t made the switch to your own home DVD authoring environment, now’s the time.

I use the term “environment” rather than “program” because quite a few people who want to create their own DVDs are turning to stand-alone DVD burners, rather than authoring their DVDs in a software application on a computer. Both approaches yield ...

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