(Or maybe AVTECH 5, The Search For 4)
2012 is getting to a close, and if Maya were trolling us, that means 2013 is coming. The AVTECH 3.1 is from 2010, and as many of you probably realized, it's getting outdated. It doesn't handle BDs well enough, and misses coverage for newer formats (HEVC is coming soon, too). Furthermore, the theory section is currently somewhat confusing yet not as thorough as it could (or perhaps still more than it should?).
So for the next iteration of the AVTECH, we should probably split the guide in two. A very simplistic guide, with a few helper functions to deal with everything you might need, and a very complete guide, which will go through all the details.
There are currently two issues I have in order to set up.
Second, I'd like to have a lot of beta test. Not just from experienced people, but from total newcomers as well. I need to know what is that people most seek to know, how things are clear and all. This would also have a say in the design too.
Right now I believe that there's a basic design phan did
, however it's somewhat tied to the older avtech. I'm quite fine with doing a major rewrite of the theory part too. Many people skim it, and it's sometimes confusing. Ideally, I'd like to pretty much integrate the useful theory bit by bit along with the more practical things, so people don't skip on it, and learn just what they need to know. This, at least, for the simplified part. In the advanced guides, I could probably be verbose about without fear.
So yes, let's get this done, but I need your input and help too in order for it to be as helpful, clear, and straightforward as possible.