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  • Paperback: 700 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 3 edition (Dec 12 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071423966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071423960
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,854,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

"This series has launched many a DVD career including my own and should be required reading in any world class DVD facility… a perfect resource for any DVD professional or novice." -- Benn Carr, VP of New Technology, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA

"Even DVD experts need a place to turn to for guidance, advice and reference. DVD Demystified IS THE place." -- Andy Evans, Chairman, The Pavement, London, England

"Jim Taylor is the smartest guy on the planet when it comes to DVD. Add Mark Johnson and Chuck Crawford and there's nothing this team can't help you with. No matter what you need to find out about DVD, this book gives you the answers you can understand, use, and count on." -- Fred Grossberg, President, Mill Reef Video, Washington, DC


Hybrid DVD-Video/DVD-ROM
Showcases dynamic application of DVD technology with samples from Dolby, DTS, THX, IMAX, Joe Kane Productions, Microsoft, Widescreen Review, and others * Plus audio/video tests, WebDVD, HTML files, spreadsheets, and more

Driving a business of over $50 billion per year, DVD is the all-encompassing media technology that has reshaped entertainment, professional video, business communications, and computing.

This updated edition of the renowned, reader-friendly guide defines, demystifies, and details DVD and related technologies. This book is a MUST read if . . .

  • You're in the audio/video or entertainment business
  • You're a multimedia developer
  • You work with educational technology or industrial training
  • You're an IT professional or technology consultant
  • You're a filmmaker or a musician
  • You cover cutting-edge technology as a journalist or analyst
  • You can't afford thousands of dollars for the standards and specifications books
  • You read the standards and specifications books but didn’t understand them
  • You're a technovideoaudiophile
  • You want to be in the know, up to speed, and on the leading edge of this fascinating technology

About the Author

Jim Taylor has been hip deep in DVD since 1995. Called a "minor tech legend" by E! Online, Jim created the official Internet DVD FAQ, writes articles and columns about DVD, serves as President of the DVD Association, was named one of the 21 most influential DVD executives by DVD Report, and received the 2000 DVD Pro Discus Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry. Jim has worked with interactive media for over 20 years, developing educational software, laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, Web sites, and DVDs; and teaching workshops and courses on multimedia, computer-based education, computer applications, and DVD. Formerly VP of Information Technology at Videodiscovery, an educational multimedia publishing company, Jim championed the format as Microsoft’s DVD Evangelist before joining as Chief Technology Officer. Jim Taylor is based in Seattle, Washington.

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