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iDVD '09 Essential Training
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iDVD '09 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

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(Music playing.) Hello! I'm Garrick Chow and welcome to iDVD '09 Essential Training. This tutorial covers the latest version of Apple DVD creation software that comes as part of the iLife '09 suite of applications. Over the next thirty movies we'll cover everything you need to know about iDVD from start to completion. We'll start by examining and familiarizing ourselves with the iDVD interface. Then we'll explore design choices looking at iDVD's themes and menu customization tools. I'll show you how iDVD can help you to create additional content for your DVD like Photo slideshows and DVD-ROM content and you'll also see how to finalize everything along with the few different ways to burn a DVD disc when we are done.

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iDVD '09 Essential Training
2h 54m Beginner May 21, 2009

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iDVD '09 connects with other iLife '09 applications to create slick, professional-looking DVDs incorporating pictures, movies, and music. In iDVD '09 Essential Training, Garrick Chow takes a detailed look at how to create a DVD using Apple's built-in shortcuts or the provided customized templates. Users will see how to build menus and submenus, automatically create scene selection menus, and archive the final project on a disk or as a disk image. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Using drop zones and menu backgrounds
  • Applying and editing button styles
  • Editing text
  • Adding DVD-ROM content
  • Creating slideshows
  • Using Magic iDVD
Subjects:
Video DVD Authoring
Software:
iDVD
Author:
Garrick Chow

Welcome

(Music playing.) Hello! I'm Garrick Chow and welcome to iDVD '09 Essential Training. This tutorial covers the latest version of Apple DVD creation software that comes as part of the iLife '09 suite of applications. Over the next thirty movies we'll cover everything you need to know about iDVD from start to completion. We'll start by examining and familiarizing ourselves with the iDVD interface. Then we'll explore design choices looking at iDVD's themes and menu customization tools. I'll show you how iDVD can help you to create additional content for your DVD like Photo slideshows and DVD-ROM content and you'll also see how to finalize everything along with the few different ways to burn a DVD disc when we are done.

I think you'll find that iDVD '09 makes it easy for you to take the movies, music and photos you manage in the other iLife '09 applications and bring them together into a DVD that can be shared with your friends and family and play it on any DVD player. Now, let's get started with iDVD '09 Essential Training.

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