Working with a Track’s Assets

You can add multiple video or audio assets to each stream in a track. You can even trim each asset’s start and end points to choose the parts of it you want to use. While this allows for a lot of flexibility when creating your tracks, it is not a substitute for using a video editing application, such as Final Cut Pro, to edit the clips into an asset to add to your project.

You need to use a video editing application to add effects such as dissolves, wipes, and keys to the video. With this kind of editor, you can precisely choose each clip’s start and end points—the trimming capability of DVD Studio Pro is restricted to Group of Pictures (GOP) boundaries only, making it much harder to trim a clip exactly where you would like. Also, DVD Studio Pro can’t mix multiple audio assets together as you can with an editor.