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iLife '04: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Phase 2: 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 whether you want them to be rendered for better quality. Click Render and Proceed (unless you’re using still photos in your movie; see page 603).

Your hard drive whirs, thunder rolls somewhere, and after a few minutes, you wind up in iDVD itself. If this is your first time using iDVD, the white curtains on the gold themed background will start to blow in the background, confirming your arrival in iDVD land. (If you’ve run iDVD before, you see whatever theme you used last.)

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.”

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