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Chapter 5. iDVD: The Power of a Movie Pr... > Designing a DVD - Pg. 143

iDVD: The Power of a Movie Production House in Your Mac 143 Preparing QuickTime Movies for DVD In Chapters 1 (QuickTime), 3 (iPhoto), and 4 (iMovie), you learned a number of ways that you can create movies. Any content that you create or translate using these tools can be put on a DVD. See those chapters to learn the details of using those applications; in Parts II and III of this book, you'll learn even more techniques that you can apply to create great movie projects. Both QuickTime and iMovie also enable you to save your content in the DV (Digital Video) format. When you have this option, you should use it because your results will be the best possible (however, the results you get with movies in the QuickTime format will also be quite good, depending on the specific project--you might not even notice the difference). Refer to Chapter 1 to learn how to save any QuickTime movie in the DV format. Refer to Chapter 4 to learn how to save iMovie projects in the DV format. TIP If you are going to have many different movies or slideshows on your DVD, consider making a list of each project that you want to place on the DVD. Without such a list, you might end up forgetting to add all of the projects that you intended to. Putting a Slideshow on DVD There are two ways in which you can place slideshows on DVD. One is to create a QuickTime or DV movie version of the slideshow. The other is to use iDVD tools to create the slideshow. There are many ways to create slideshows as QuickTime movies. You can use QuickTime Pro, iPhoto, and iMovie to do so; each tool has its own advantages and disadvantages (see Chapter 15, " Building Digital Lifestyle Slideshows " for the details of each method). When you create a slideshow using these methods, you treat the result just like other QuickTime or DV movies that you