In commemoration of the historic event of Pink Floyd reuniting at the Live 8 concert, I've taken it upon myself to create a special DVD of the event using Final Cut Pro 5, DVD Studio Pro 4 and Adobe Photoshop CS. I am a huge Pink Floyd fan, and this DVD was created as an exercise to practice my DVD authoring and design skills. This DVD is not available for sale, and was made available through limited trading with other members of the Pink Floyd community. I strongly urge anyone interested in seeing the concert to purchase the official Live 8 DVD upon its release.
A little background on the DVD... I downloaded a 711 MB PAL MPEG-2 file that was offered up on the internet following the concert and was blown away by the video quality, not to mention the fact that it was in widescreen and didn't have those dopey MTV interruptions. I converted that video into an uncompressed PAL 4:2:2 video file using a freeware Mac program called MPEG Streamclip. Then, using the Nattress.com FCP Standards Conversion filter, I converted the video to NTSC and then recompressed it to NTSC MPEG-2 using discreet cleaner 6. (Apple's Compressor was giving me all kinds of trouble with video glitches.) Then I created some motion menus in FCP and slideshows in Photoshop, and the DVD was born.
Don't forget to visit live8live.com and makepovertyhistory.org to learn how to contribute to the African aid effort. Long live the Floyd!
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note that these images were designed to be printed on both sides of a single sheet of paper,
and inserted into a clear slimline DVD case, not a standard size Amaray case.
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that this image is intended to printed on a label that goes all the way to the hub. Labels with
wider inner rings might cut off some of the lettering. You also might need to tweak the print
settings in your graphics application to center the square image on your DVD label.
All menus are motion menus with the background sky moving to the left in slow motion. They have
all been created in 16:9 format and will be displayed in full resolution on a widescreen television.
All standard TV's will display menus and video in a letterboxed 1.78:1 format.