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iDVD '09 Essential Training

Creating a OneStep DVD


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iDVD '09 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Creating a OneStep DVD

Now let's take a look at the OneStep DVD feature of iDVD. This is a feature that's used for a very specific purpose in iDVD, mainly to burn the DVD directly from footage on a DV tape in your DV camera. With OneStep DVD, you can completely bypass the process of creating a new project, choosing a theme, customizing menus or any of that stuff. OneStep DVD lives up to its name because you simply connect your camera to your Mac and Click OneStep DVD. One important note before I begin, OneStep DVD will only work with non-HD footage shot on tape based cameras connected to your Mac by a FireWire. If you have a newer hard drive or a disc-based high-definition camera, you won't be able to use OneStep DVD directly from your camera. But I'll show you a way to use a slightly different OneStep feature at the end of this movie.

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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

Creating a OneStep DVD

Now let's take a look at the OneStep DVD feature of iDVD. This is a feature that's used for a very specific purpose in iDVD, mainly to burn the DVD directly from footage on a DV tape in your DV camera. With OneStep DVD, you can completely bypass the process of creating a new project, choosing a theme, customizing menus or any of that stuff. OneStep DVD lives up to its name because you simply connect your camera to your Mac and Click OneStep DVD. One important note before I begin, OneStep DVD will only work with non-HD footage shot on tape based cameras connected to your Mac by a FireWire. If you have a newer hard drive or a disc-based high-definition camera, you won't be able to use OneStep DVD directly from your camera. But I'll show you a way to use a slightly different OneStep feature at the end of this movie.

So to use OneStep DVD with your DV camera, you connect it to your Mac by a FireWire cable. And once you do so, iDVD prompts you to insert a blank DVD and then it takes control of your camera, rewinding the tape and then importing all the footage on that tape. Once it's grabbed, everything off the tape, or if iDVD comes across ten seconds of blank tape, it will also start capturing. It then processes and burns the footage to a DVD with no themes or menus. The final product is a copy of everything on your tape that will play right away, when inserted into a DVD player. So you would only use OneStep DVD if you are okay with not editing anything on your tape or if you are not interested in having any menus or slideshows on your DVD. So again we connect our camera with a tape inserted into it, power it on and make sure it's in playback or VCR mode. On some cameras it's called VTR mode.

I have already attached my camera to my Mac and turned it on. Next you open iDVD, and you Click OneStep DVD. You will be prompted to insert a recordable DVD disc. I'll go ahead and do that. You can see it is waiting for the device to become ready. So if your tape is not rewind yet, iDVD will actually rewind the tape all the way to the beginning for you and here it goes. So you can see it's rewinding the tape and now it's playing back my footage on my tape and this is just a footage I captured in San Francisco. While this process is going on, you should just go find something else to do for a while.

If you have a full tape, iDVD is going to grab the footage from it in real-time. So it will take about an hour to get all the footage off a full DV tape. Then iDVD has to process the footage and turn it into a disc. Just don't worry that iDVD seems to be taking hours to create your DVD. That can be perfectly normal. But I don't think we need to sit here and watch iDVD importing footage. The rest of the process is pretty self- explanatory. I'm just going to Click Stop and Cancel. But if you are using OneStep DVD, just let it keep running and eventually, iDVD will eject your burned DVD ready to be played in a standard set-top DVD player.

Now as I mentioned earlier, if the footage in your tape is in high-definition format or if your camera connects to your Mac by a USB instead of FireWire, OneStep DVD won't work. Instead you have to import your footage into iMovie first, so again we looked at iMovie before. So you'll export your footage into iMovie, create your project, and then you can export it to the Media Browser using the same steps we saw earlier, choosing Share > Media Browser or you can also export your final movie to some place else on your Mac and then back in iDVD, you can choose File > OneStep DVD from Movie. So this is like OneStep DVD except instead of pulling the footage off of a camera, you are using the footage from a movie file somewhere on your Mac.

So iDVD asks you to locate the file you want to use and just as an example, I'll go to my Desktop into exercise files, and I'll just grab Southern Utah, Click Import, and again we sort to see the same thing here. It's going to encode the movie and then it's going to burn the movie to a disc. I don't have to worry about themes or menus or creating a project at all. So this is again just another version of OneStep DVD. But instead of coming off the camera, we are coming off a movie far right here on my Mac. But in either case, iDVD will handle everything from encoding to burning to final disc, once you start the OneStep DVD process.

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