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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 10: Making Video DVDs and Movies
2. The Font options on this page are the same as those on the “Change the DVD
menu text” page. If you’ve already set the font options, you don’t need to again.
3. Each menu style has two key characteristics: a background and one or more cut
frames in the foreground. With some menu styles, you can specify a picture or
video to display in the background and a picture or video to display in the cut
frames. Click the Browse button to the right of the “Background video” text box
to set the background video. Click the Browse button to the right of the “Fore-
ground video” text box to set the foreground video for the cut frames.
4. To play an audio file whenever the DVD menu is accessed, click the Browse but-
ton to the right of the “Menu audio” text box. Use the “Add audio to the menu”
dialog box to select the audio file to play, and then click Add. When choosing an
audio file, keep in mind that only a 5–10-second clip of the selected audio file is
played, and this clip comes from the beginning of the audio file.
5. On the scenes page in the finished DVD, scene buttons show a preview of scenes
to which you can navigate in the video. Each menu style has a default button
style, but you can choose your own button style using the options on the
“Scenes button styles” list.
6. When you are finished customizing the menu style, click Change Style to save
your changes and return to the “Ready to burn” page.
Customizing Your Picture Slide Show and Adding an Audio
Soundtrack
After you configure the DVD menu for the video, the next step is to customize the
slide show and add an audio soundtrack by completing these steps:
1. Only video DVDs that have digital pictures have slide shows. If your DVD has
pictures, click the “Slide show” button on the “Ready to burn” page. This dis-
plays the “Change your slide show settings” page shown in Figure 10-14.
2. By default, each picture is set to display for seven seconds. Use the “Picture
length” list to select the desired display time, such as five seconds. When you
make changes to the picture length, note the corresponding change in the run-
ning time for the slide show.
3. Use the Transition list to specify whether and how transitions are used to move
from one picture to the next in the slide show. After you select a transition, click
Preview and then play the video to see what the transition will look like.
4. To give your pictures the effect of live motion, select the “Use pan and zoom
effects for pictures” checkbox. Some of the transitions work best when panning
and zooming is turned off. Others work best when panning and zooming is
turned on. As an example, cross-fade works well with pan and zoom turned on,
while inset works best with pan and zoom turned off.
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5. If you want your slide show to have a soundtrack, click Add Music. This dis-
plays the Add Music to Slide Show dialog box shown in Figure 10-15.
6. Because your Music folder is the default location for your music, the Add Music
to Slide Show dialog box accesses this folder by default. In your Music folder or
any other default folder for music, you’ll see your music organized by artist. If
you double-click the folder for an artist, you’ll find either the related album or
subfolders for each album when multiple albums by one artist are stored on your
computer.
7. Once you’ve worked your way through the folders and subfolders for artists and
albums, you’ll see a list of songs. You can select songs to add to the DVD using
any of the following techniques:
Select an individual song by clicking it.
• Select a series of songs by clicking the first song, pressing and holding the
Shift key, clicking the last song, and then releasing Shift.
Select multiple songs individually by clicking the first song, pressing and hold-
ing the Ctrl key, clicking each additional song in turn, and then releasing Ctrl.
Figure 10-14. Customizing your slide show

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