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Mac OS® X Leopard™ All‐in‐One Desk Reference For Dummies® by Missouri Mark L. Chambers Columbia

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Chapter 5. Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD

In This Chapter

  • Traversing the iDVD window

  • Starting a new iDVD project

  • Tweaking and adjusting your DVD Menu

  • Previewing your (nearly) finished DVD

  • Doing things automatically with OneStep DVD and Magic iDVD

  • Burning a DVD for your friends and family

A number of years ago, I was witness to yet another proud moment in Apple history: the arrival of a powerful DVD recorder in an affordable computer. The SuperDrive was revolutionary because suddenly folks could create and view their own professional‐quality DVDs.

Today the tradition continues: Apple includes iDVD free with today's SuperDrive‐equipped Macs as part of iLife. With iDVD 7, you can easily create beautiful presentations with animation and interactive menus that anyone can watch in a standard DVD player or computer DVD drive. And that, friends and neighbors, is the quintessential definition of cool.

In this chapter, I show you the basics of creating your first home‐cooked DVD movie — you'll even have fun doing it!

Introducing Your Mac to iDVD

Figure 5-1 shows iDVD in all its glory. The iDVD 7 window was designed by the same smart people who brought you the iMovie window. You have to supply your own digital video clips, background audio, and digital photographs, of course.

Figure 5-1: iDVD is a jewel of an application — easy to use and powerful to boot.

Figure 5.1.  Figure 5-1: iDVD is a jewel of an application — easy to use and powerful to boot.

Take a moment to appreciate iDVD — no ...

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