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Adobe video and audio primers

Adobe offers complete solutions for creating professional digital video productions. Explore the resources listed here to learn more.


Adobe Digital Video Primer (PDF: )

Whether you want to understand the differences between analog and digital, how to choose and set up a system that's right for you, or how to prepare and edit your content for delivery in virtually any format, the Adobe Digital Video Primer is a resource you'll use often.

Adobe HD Primer (PDF: )

This primer will help you understand what's involved in making the transition to authoring and distributing high-definition content and how to get the best results out of that transition.

Adobe Digital Audio Primer (PDF: )

In this primer, we'll introduce the basics of sound so you can work more effectively with Adobe® Audition™ and the rest of your digital audio or video toolkit.

Adobe DV Compression Primer (PDF: )

If you are just learning about compression this primer will explain how to prepare high-quality compressed video files. It is a great resource for web and video professionals, and includes information on various formats and codecs.

Adobe DVD Primer (PDF: )

This in-depth primer will get you acquainted with DVD technology and teach you how to make your DVD content more dynamic. If you're already creating video productions, it will introduce you to state-of-the-art technologies you can use to repurpose your content for DVD distribution. If you're a beginner you'll find out how you can easily develop and author your own DVDs.

Adobe Professional DVD Production with Adobe Encore DVD Primer (PDF: )

This primer provides background information on the DVD-Video format and explains what makes Adobe Encore® DVD such a powerful application for professional DVD creation.

Adobe Streaming Media Primer (PDF: )

The Adobe Streaming Media Primer offers a single comprehensive source for learning everything you ever wanted to know about streaming media — including pitfalls, costs, how-tos, and the basics.

Adobe DV Primer for Creative Professionals (PDF: )

Thinking about adding video to your repertoire? If you're a graphic designer, web professional, photographer, or other creative professional and you want to start working with video, this Primer is the place to start. You'll learn how video can expand your creative reach, the basics of the technology, and what you'll need to get started.