The process of creating a DVD-V master, or authoring, incorporates the following basic steps:
- Flowchart to describe how the various elements of the project work together, and bit-budget decisions.
- Gathering of the assets or source materials to be used, i.e. edited video, stereo and/or multichannel audio, and menu elements. Source material should be reviewed and documented in detail.
- Source material must be encoded into DVD-compliant form. This is typically the most time-consuming part of any DVD project. Encoded materials are quality-checked in real-time.
- A set of navigational instructions are necessary for the end-user to control viewing of the completed production.
Ref Disc & QC
- The encoded assets, along with the navigational info, are multiplexed into a DVD-compliant stream. This 'stream' is played and checked for proper operation.
- A playable, high-quality authoring DVD-R is 'burned' with the disc image, and submitted to the client for approval.
All DVD-Video processes are performed and verified in-house, using Sonic Creator and Interactual Image Builder 2.0, and checked on a variety of platforms. More elaborate out-of-house verification can be provided if requested.
- Following client approval, a delivery master is generated. All delivery masters are evaluated for sonic and/or data errors.