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Part Four: iDVD 5 - Pg. 361

chapter markers move with them. If you delete a clip, iMovie removes the included chapters. ·When you copy a clip, you copy chapter markers. When you duplicate a clip, iMovie copies all of its chapters at their original positions. ·Framesmatter,nottiming. When you slow down or speed up a clip, the included chapter marks slide accordingly, retaining their relative positions within the clip. ·There's a"secret" unlisted chapter. iMovie and iDVD always create one more chapter than you see on the iDVD Chapters list. This extra chapter corresponds to the very beginning of your movie (00:00:00), and starts out with the label "Begin- ning." (You won't see it until you arrive in iDVD.) ·YourfnishediDVDscreenscanftupto12buttonsperscreen.The actual number used depends on the theme you pick. (Themes are prebuilt designs with coordinat- ing backgrounds, buttons, fonts, and, if you like, background audio.) When you include more chapters per screen than the theme allows (including "Beginning"), your scene-selection menus will extend to more than one screen, as shown in Figure 15-6. Phase 2: Insert Chapter Markers Phase 3: Hand Off to iDVD Once you've added your chapter markers in iMovie, you're ready to hand off the whole thing to iDVD, where you can do your menu design and DVD burning. Start by saving your iMovie project--a necessary step before handing off to iDVD. Then click the Create iDVD Project button at the bottom of the chapter list. If your movie contains slow motion, fast motion, or reverse-motion clips, you'll be asked if you want them to be rendered for better quality. Say yes. Your hard drive whirs, thunder rolls somewhere, and after a few moments, you wind up in iDVD itself. If this is your frst time using iDVD, the factory-setting design is called Travel 1, in which empty postcards scroll slowly from right to left, confrming your arrival in iDVD land (Figure 15-7); if you've run iDVD before, you see whatever design theme you used last. (Those "postcards" are actually drop zones--areas of the design that you can fll with your own pictures or movies.) Tip: To turn off the Apple logo that appears in the lower-right corner of every iDVD Project, choose iDVD Preferences and turn off "Show Apple logo watermark." Phase 4: Design the Menu Screen On the main menu screen now before you, you'll fnd two buttons: ·Play.On the fnished DVD, this button means, "Play the movie from the begin- ning." chapter15:fromimovietoidvd 361