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Encore CS3 Essentials

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Encore CS3 Essentials

Overview : 

This excellent Encore CS3: Essentials course will help you get to grips with Adobe Encore CS3, a useful disc authoring application. Learn how you can reach the widest possible audience with Adobe Encore CS3 software, now included with Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3. Explore the rich set of creative tools for DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring and SWF export to the web. Now that Premiere Pro is back on the Mac, you can use Encore CS3 on both Intel® based Mac and Windows systems. See how Encore CS3 is the right choice for easy production of full-featured, menu-driven DVD and Blu-ray projects, on disc and the web

Our courses couldn’t be more convenient, the course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Use the Encore CS3 Interface to its full potential for a quick and organised work flow.
  • Learn the foundation on how to build simple and complex menus.
  • Design and Edit Menus in Photoshop.
  • Preview and Test the Menu System you create.
  • Build and Export to DVD, Blu-Ray, and even Flash.

Meet the instructor:

Jason Barbosa is an editor and director who honed his production skills at William Paterson University. After studying Communication, Broadcast and Film, he began freelancing on small productions in New York City, building up his arsenal of production equipment, before eventually going it on his own. He currently produces events, music videos and promotional videos for Stand-up comedians. When he isn’t working on a production, you can find Jason in the studio presenting and teaching, or logged onto one of his multi player PC games, another one of his other passions.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Touring the Interface & Its Capabilities
  • Module 02: Basic Menu Functionality
  • Module 03: Designing Custom Menus
  • Module 04: Burning a Disc & Exporting To Flash®
  • Module 05: Subtitles & Alternate Audio Tracks

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Encore CS3: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Encore CS3: Essentials course will qualify you to be a Video Producer. As a Video Producer you could work for an existing organisation, or could work on a freelance basis. The average salary of a Video Producer in the UK is £23,538, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Video Producer
  • Videographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Developer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 30
1: Touring The Interface & Its Capabilities
1. Project, Menu, Monitor & Flowchart Panels
2. Properties, Character & Timeline Panels
3. Library, Styles & Layers Panels
4. Previewing a Disc
2: Basic Menu Functionality
1. Importing Items
2. Working with Timelines
3. Setting Chapter Markers
4. Menu Template & Properties
5. Button Routing
6. Automating a Scene Index
7. Check for Errors & Set Main Menu Navigation
8. Previewing & Building the Disc
3: Designing Custom Menus
1. Importing Files as Menus
2. Understanding Button Layers
3. Setting Up a Basic Scene Index
4. Creating a Button from Scratch in Photoshop®
5. Assigning Color Sets to Button Highlights
6. Building the Main Menu & Setting Navigation
7. Animating Buttons & Adding Transitions
8. Integrating After Effects® to Create Motion Menus
4: Burning A Disc & Exporting To Flash®
1. Reviewing a Finished Project
2. Transcode Settings
3. Edit Quality Presets
4. Fine-tuning Your Transcode Settings
5. If You Build It, It Will Play
5: Subtitles & Alternate Audio Tracks
1. Adding Multiple Audio Tracks
2. Importing Subtitles from a Text File
3. Editing Subtitle Tracks
4. Setting Navigation for Audio & Subtitle Tracks
5. Final Comments & Credits
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