How to Make a DVD?
Why DVD Creation
DVD once stood for digital video disc
or digital versatile disc, but now it just stands for
DVD -- the next generation of optical disc storage technology.
DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold
cinema-like video, better-than-CD audio, and computer
data. DVD aims to encompass home entertainment, computers,
and business information with a single digital format,
eventually replacing audio CD, videotape, laserdisc,
CD-ROM, and video game cartridges. DVD has widespread
support from all major electronics companies, all major
computer hardware companies, and all major movie and
music studios. With this unprecedented support, DVD
has become the most successful consumer electronics
product of all time in less than three years of its
DVD has the capability to produce near-studio-quality
video and better-than-CD-quality audio. DVD is vastly
superior to consumer videotape and generally better
than laserdisc .
DVD audio quality is superb. DVD includes
the option of PCM (pulse code modulation) digital audio
with sampling sizes and rates higher than audio CD.
Alternatively, audio for most movies is stored as discrete,
multi-channel surround sound using Dolby Digital or
DTS audio compression similar to the digital surround
sound formats used in theaters. As with video, audio
quality depends on how well the processing and encoding
was done. In spite of compression, Dolby Digital and
DTS can be close to or better than CD quality.
The final assessment of DVD quality is
in the hands of consumers. Most viewers consistently
rate it better than laserdisc, but no one can guarantee
the quality of DVD, just as no one should dismiss it
based on demos or hearsay. In the end it's a matter
of individual perception and the level of quality delivered
by the playback system.
Making DVD is Fun & Easy
Besides making VCD, there is still another
world to be explored, the DVD world. Snazzi* Movie Mill
also enables you to enter and fill your life with the
colours of DVD world also. This appendix sheds light
on How To Make DVD using Movie Mill. Let's set out for
Step 1 : Encode
You can convert any video clips into DVD
video. You can choose to archive your new and old movies/videos
taken from a digital video camera or convert your old
movies on VHS tapes. You can then convert the video
to digital format using your home computer to capture
and edit. With a Snazzi* III encoder PCI card/external
USB 2.0 unit , you can have the widest variety of choices
from camcorders (DV/Hi8/D8 & analogue), TV, VCR,
DVD, VCD, and any other composite or S-video sources.
Step 2 : Edit
Once you have successfully convert your
movie clips into digital format, here's where the fun
& creativity starts! Load your movies using Snazzi*
Movie Mill and layout your movie clips in order as sequences.
Think of it as creating a storybook with a Start, a
Middle and a Finish to your own creation. Add in titles
in 3D, your favourite MP3 music, and sound effects for
that professional finishing touch
just like a
Step 3 : Burn
Import your new masterpiece creation into
the DVD authoring software, Sonic MyDVD. With MyDVD,
you can select styles, create menu and format for recording
in DVD quality. Click on Record and that's it! You've
just directed and produced your very own high quality
DVD movie for years of enjoyment!
Step 4 : Done!
Your DVD video is now ready for
viewing. You can now enjoy real home DVD video, all
your sentimental and expensive movie and video, on any
DVD home entertainment system!