DVD Authoring and Production is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to publishing content in the DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, and WebDVD formats. Readers learn everything they need to create, produce, and master DVDs - including a firsthand look at professional production techniques employed in the author's StarGaze DVD. Professionals and aspiring DVD artists alike learn the latest tools and techniques as well as how to succeed in the business realm of the DVD world, including optimal methods of marketing, distributing, and selling.
Ralph LaBarge is an independent DVD title developer with more than 200 DVD projects to his credit. He is a member of the DVD Association (DVDA) Board of Directors, a former chairman of the IMA/SPA DVD-ROM Technical Working Group, and a columnist for DV magazine. With master's degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and over 12 years of practical experience in the fields of digital video compression and DVD, Ralph is widely recognized as a DVD expert. He specializes in the development of cutting-edge consumer DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, and WebDVD titles, including AVIA Guide to Home Theatre, Mars: The Red Planet, the Naxos Musical Journey series, The Planet Earth series, StarGaze and USA on DVD.