"The Quick and Dirty Guide to Pilates" is an exercise DVD that was created in DVD Studio Pro and then programmed with DVDAfterEdit. It was shot in 24p and compressed with BitVice. It is an exercise video that was shot from 3 angles, and allows the viewer to choose their own set of exercises, up to as many as 24 and in any order, for each exercise session. It includes a home menu, a design menu, an exercise menu, a web link menu, two alert menus, and a comprehensive set of setup menus.
The main "movie" track plays seamlessly from the home or exercise menu, and includes a startup logo and warning, introductory credits, up to 24 individual chapters, and final credits. There is also a contextual explanatory track that is invoked by buttons on video, an overall introductory track, and a contextual help track. The DVD is available for purchase at Amazon.com and through other retail distributors. A free copy will be sent to members on request. (See Recent News).
Included in the DVD ROM section is a demo version of DVDAfterEdit which allows you to trace through the navigation of the DVD to see how the playlist works. To run this demo requires a Macintosh. Inclusion of the demo on the DVD is by arrangement with Debdoot Das, the producer and director of the "Quick and Dirty Guide to" series of DVD's, of which there are more to come.
Digifilm (Debdoot's company) and I are currently working on a template project that will be available for download to Mastering Edition owners. This project will mimic the structure of the actual DVD exactly, but will have much smaller, "stand-in" assets for the tracks. It will use the menus from the actual DVD.
This template project should satisfy the needs of many exercise, concert, instructional, and corporate DVD's that can be poured into the mold of this template. Doing so completely relieves the author from all programming of the DVD, as it is already done for you. Just replace the assets with your own, and follow the short instructional video that will walk you through the process, with screenshots every step of the way. All of the navigation commands for the entire DVD are pasted in from a single text file in one step.
This brief description will be expanded as the project is completed.