Share this Page URL

QuickTime Player > QuickTime Player - Pg. 353

What You're in For In the following chapters, you can read about using iDVD manually, where you can integrate movies, still pictures, and sound in very fexible ways. But especially at frst, most people take one of the two simplest approaches: (a) create the movie in iMovie, and then hand it off to iDVD, or (b) burn your DVD directly using the new OneStep DVD process (page 381). This chapter guides you through the fve broad steps of using iMovie and iDVD together: 1.Prepareyouraudio,video,andpictures. In addition to movies, iDVD can incorporate audio and graphics fles into your shows. iDVD doesn't, however, offer any way to create or edit these fles. You must prepare them in other programs frst. 2.Insertchaptermarkers. In a commercial Hollywood DVD, you can jump around the movie without re- winding or fast-forwarding, thanks to the movie's scene menu or chapter menu. It's basically a screenful of bookmarks for certain scenes in the movie. (One way to create these useful scene breaks in iMovie HD is to position the Playhead and then choose MarkersAdd Chapter Marker.) 3.HandofftoiDVD. The beauty of iMovie HD and iDVD 5 is that they're tied together behind the scenes. The former can hand off movies to the latter, automatically creating menu buttons in the process. 4.Designthemenuscreen. In iDVD terms, menus doesn't mean menus that drop down from the top of the screen. Instead, a DVD menu is a menu screen, usually containing buttons that you click with the remote control. One button, called Play, starts playing the movie. Another, called Scene Selection, might take you to a second menu screen full of individual "chapter" buttons, so your audience doesn't have to start watching from the beginning if they don't want to. DVD menu design is at the heart of iDVD. The program lets you specify where and how each button appears on the screen, and also lets you customize the overall look with backgrounds and titles. 5.BurnyourDVD. To create a DVD, iDVD compresses your movie into the universal DVD fle for- mat, called MPEG-2, and then copies the results to a blank recordable DVD disc. This process, called burning, lets you produce a DVD that plays back either in a computer or in most set-top DVD players. What You're in For chapter15:fromimovietoidvd 353