DVD Authoring
Creating an interactive experience

CDS wants to author your next DVD. We have authored feature films, reels for directors and producers, comedy and music videos, instructional videos, documentaries and videos for corporate, government, and educational institutions.
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Our authoring studio is equipped to take advantage of all features available to the DVD format including 5.1 surround sound, subtitles, closed captions, multiple angles, multiple sound tracks (languages), wide screen (16 x 9), slide shows and cross platform file and web linking.

Every authored project, from simple straight transfers to complex feature films, receives the same hardware encoding and close attention to video and audio fidelity. All projects are real-time MPEG-2 video encoded and real-time Dolby or DTS audio encoded, including 5.1 surround sound.

We encourage our clients to take an active role in the creation of their DVD. While all of the graphics shown in our sample reel were created by CDS, we author many titles in which our clients provide their own menu assets. Please contact us for more information.

We encode from almost any SD video format including: Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DVCAM, DV, S-VHS, VHS, Digital-8, Hi-8, and 3/4”. For surround sound we accept DTRS masters or AIFF or WAVE files. Videotapes should be prepared, if possible, with uninterrupted time code from start to finish with at least 30 seconds pre roll and 30 seconds post roll. SMPTE bars and tone are always appreciated.

Some of our authored titles include:

    Sweet Oranges
    The Boy With Green Hair
    The Journey
    A Sea Apart
    LADJ – The Movie
    Out Of These Rooms
    The Third Society

    Short Features
    I Am Stamos

    Rockin’ with Rick & Fats
    Albert Collins – The Iceman at Mt. Fuji
    Soda Club – Anthem Alert
    Long Beach Ballet
    Dean Shostak – The Glass Armonica
    Jethro Tull – “Living With the Past”

    Carlos Mencia – Live 2003
    Carlos Mencia – HBO Specials

    Prisoner of Paradise
    Kilauea & Rainforests of Hawaii
    Journey to a Hate Free Millennium
    Haleakala – House of the Sun
    Inhaling The Spore
    Bill’s Run
    Joachim Jung
    Joseph Colangelo
    Aaron Priest
    Andrew Bell
    Dutch Feldman
    Deborah Reinisch
    Marcos Zavitsanos
    Mona Davis Music

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    United States Postal Service

    Parsons Corporation
    Dolce & Gabbana
    Amcor Sunclipse
    Grey Goose Vodka
    Promax & BDA

    The 1% Solution
    Magical Passes

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