Chapter 17 shows you how easy it is to convert
a single iMovie project into a genuine DVD. But iDVD is capable of far
more. You can use it, for example, to create a single disc that contains
six of your greatest iMovie masterpieces. Or you
can create a slideshow DVD, which happens to be one
of the world’s greatest ways to display digital photos. (You can even
incorporate movies into that slideshow.) And you’ll
never know joy like that of designing your own navigation menus,
complete with menus within menus.
This chapter shows you how, by doing a few more things in iDVD,
you can gain far more power and freedom when you create your DVD
When you get right down to it, all iDVD really does is add
window dressing—menus, buttons, and so on—to movies, photos, and music
you create in other programs. Take movies, for
example. As Chapter 14 makes
clear, you can move an iMovie project into iDVD via the Media Browser.
But that’s just one of the ways to add movies to your project. You can
Use the File→Import command.
Drag movies into the iDVD window from your desktop.
Choose movies from the Media Browser.
The following pages take you through these tasks.
The Import Command
iDVD’s File→Import command lets you embed video, pictures,
audio, and background movies onto whatever menu screen you’re
editing; see Figure 18-1.
Figure 18-1. When ...
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