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The recently updated version (Summer 2004) shows you the best ways to use Pinnacle Studio 9 and Ulead DVD MovieFactory to create exciting DVDs that will make you a "DVD hero" in the eyes of your friends and family!
Why do we recommend Pinnacle Studio 9 for authoring DVDs?
We selected Pinnacle Studio 9 for several reasons. First, Pinnacle is the leader in video editing software for consumers. Second, for about $100 you can buy both their software and their analog video capture card.
Third, Studio has DVD authoring capabilities similar to far more expensive products including MPEG2 editing, sophisticated video effects and sophisticated audio filters.
Fourth, Pinnacle has a history of aggressively enhancing their Studio product line so you can expect additional capabilities in the future. And finally, Pinnacle is a leader in professional and broadcast markets as well.
Pinnacle has demonstrated a strategy of moving these technologies down into their consumer products.
Pinnacle Studio 9 (along with Ulead DVD Movie Factory) is not perfect because there is no perfect product. In my opinion they are the best price-performers by far and they get the job done. Keep in mind, these products are just tools, they are not the end game, your DVD video library is.
Home Video DVD Cookbook Contents
The contents of the DVD Cookbook speak for themselves. Click the link below and you can see the 10-steps and the detailed information provided in each step to make sure your DVD Project is professional and successful.
Don't Let Your Priceless Home Videos Go To Waste
I almost did! I realized about 3 years ago that the film and videos I had been taking for almost 20 years were going to waste. We never watched these videos. They sat in drawers and dust covered boxes throughout our house. And I knew they were slowly losing their quality. I couldn't even find the films from my wedding! It's OK, I did finally find them.
Video Editing and Burning DVDs is Hard. Too Hard!
I decided I was going to put my videos on DVD, but I had no idea where to start. After searching on the internet for weeks, I was even more confused. If you search for "DVD" on Yahoo! you will get over 2000 web sites and over 52 million web pages! But I was determined. So I slugged through the DVD burning process the best I could. I made plenty of mistakes and wasted a fair amount of money and time despite knowing something about computers. I'm in the software business and have two computer science degrees!.
The Advantages of the 10-Step DVD Cookbook Approach
Proceed At Your Own Pace - with whatever time you can devote, the 10-step approach moves you towards an impressive home movie library on DVD literally one step at a time. On the way, we help you digitally preserve your home videos, convert them into production home movies, and then burn DVDs or VCDs of exceptional quality.
Have Fun Right Away - we get you burning DVDs or VCDs quickly so your family and friends will be "buzzing" right away about how cool your DVD movies are.
Create High Quality DVDs - we help you digitize your videos at DVD quality levels and create professional looking DVD menus easily. In addition, we show you how to make even the blandest video exciting with 10 simple video editing tips.
Avoid Big, Expensive Mistakes - there are many ways to make very expensive mistakes. We make sure you avoid them. We have done the research for you, pulled it all together in one place, and sorted it out for you to make it simple. But we do more than just research, we have thoroughly tested our recommendations to be sure they really work.
Spend Small, Spend Wisely - don't spend until you need to. You can get DVD burning software, video editing software AND a great video card for about $100 that will produce high quality DVDs similar to setups costing $500 to $2000 and more. At the same time, looking for free DVD burning software that doesn't do the job will wind up costing you more.
Use Long Lasting Technologies - we keep you on long lasting technologies such as MPEG2, DV format, and DVD technology. You can be confident the steps you are taking now will last a lifetime and beyond
There is Nothing Out There Like the DVD Cookbook
There is an endless supply of information related to video editing available in books, reviews, product manuals and on the web. But this information typically makes things more confusing, not less. Most of it is targeted at video professionals or very technical people. Consider the following.
Books - a book on DVD technology is probably already out of date by the time it hits the shelf. Second, most books cover their topics by providing broad, high level information. What they don't provide is something that sorts through this information to tell you what you should and should not do, that deals with the details of getting it done, and that has verified that the steps recommended really work!
(Important Note: The Home Video Cookbook can be downloaded to your computer in minutes and is COMPLETELY UPDATED as of SUMMER 2004
Reviews - reviews compare functions, how easy they are to use, and price. However, they don't tell you what functions you should use and not use, what is important and not important and how the product fits into an overall approach to go from raw video to a finished DVD home movie library.
Product Manuals - product manuals for video editing and DVD burning products provide you with an explanation of all the features, settings, and options. But product manuals don't tell you which of these options and settings you should use. They don't tell you what works well and what doesn't. They don't tell you the full set of considerations that affect your choices. And they don't tell you how to organize your project beyond a single movie or a single DVD.
The web - most information on the web relates to some narrow facet of your entire DVD project. The few sites that try to provide some guidance that I have found just don't go into sufficient detail to help you. Second, many are targeted at professionals or technical "junkies" who are willing to spend several thousands of dollars.
The Home Video DVD Burning Cookbook analyzes the information above, determines the best approach, integrates it into our 10-step approach, simplifies it, and tests it. You get over 70 pages of clear, concise advice and explanations totally focused on making your Home Video DVD Library a reality
Use The Home Video DVD Burning Cookbook - the simple 10-step approach enables you to get started for a low investment and with confidence that you are on the right course. You basically take the risk out of your project by using a proven, high quality approach that guides you every step of the way. And as I mentioned earlier, I unconditionally guarantee The Home Video DVD Burning Cookbook. In addition, you will receive future updates free of charge. So why not go ahead and order full access now? You could be reading all of the valuable information in the DVD Buring Cookbook today!
The DVD Cookbook is a downloadable electronic book
The DVD Cookbook is an Adobe PDF file that you download to your PC. Once you download it, you can view it or print it using Adobe Acrobat Versions 4, 5, or 6. Adobe Acrobat is available free at Adobe's website (click here). The DVD Cookbook makes use of Acrobat's online capabilities including links between pages and to recommended websites. In addition, it includes a full set of bookmarks so you can easily move back and forth through the book
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What others are saying about the DVD Burning Cookbook
"What a great idea and manual you've put together! What I enjoyed was your "less is more" philosophy and your willingness to take a stand and recommend specific solutions (rather than giving a universe of options). Not only are readers like me paying for your expertise, but we're paying for your "distillation" of complex information. That's what makes your Cookbook so valuable. Great job! I shall indeed share the Cookbook with my colleagues and friends."
William Cordell MD, DVD Cookbook Customer
"I am a new user of the DVD Cookbook, I bought it a few weeks ago and have been getting everything together to start making my old VHS tapes into VCD's. Today I reached the stage of burning my first VCD.....it worked like a charm! The Cookbook has been wonderful! It was very easy to follow as it guided this "new-to-video-editing 40-something gal" through to success. Thank you so much. It's really exciting to see our seldom-watched raw tapes be turned into fun-to-watch VCD's. My 17 and 18 year-old kids are having a blast watching themselves as toddlers on our "old" newly edited movies! Yes, we have some really old videos! There's so much information out there and it would be time consuming and pricey to go by trial and error. I'm so thankful I found the DVD Cookbook in time to spare me wasted time and money. Thanks again!"
- Donna Hanna, DVD Cookbook Customer
"Hi Pat, I am a brand new member of your DVD Cookbook as of yesterday. I am very impressed with the book with what I have read in this short time. I only wish I would have purchased this book when I first had seen it on your web site. It would have saved me many, many hours of frustration. I was on the verge of completely giving up on the video editing, authoring process until I made the purchase of your book. Thanks for a great product."
- William K. Williams, DVD Cookbook Customer
"Creating your own DVDs has just gotten easier. Pat has put together a very easy to use, step-by-step manual for turning your movies into high quality DVDs. While there are many sources for bits of useful information, the DVD Cookbook has them all, well organized and in one place. All you need to do is follow the 'recipe' for a perfect DVD every time. Thanks Pat!"
- TJ Harais, DVD Cookbook Customer
"This DVD Burning Cookbook rocks! Very comprehensive!"
- Edward Phillips, DVD Cookbook Customer
"As with any new technology, there are plenty of dead-ends and wrong turns out there. The DVD Cookbook is the simplest, easiest-to-understand path to quick, high quality, affordable DVD production I have seen. It's full of real-world examples that represent countless hours of research, trial and error and lessons learned. The time-savings alone are worth the price. The results will speak for themselves."
- Jim Kitchen, DVD Cookbook Customer
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