Synopses & Reviews
Relax. Learning how to use iDVD 3 is now a breeze. With this book?s easy-to-follow techniques, you?ll be creating your own custom DVDs in no time. Start with tips for planning your iDVD project. Along the way, you?ll learn how to incorporate iPhoto images and iTunes music and how to create the perfect menu theme. Wrap up your project with step-by-step instructions on burning, labeling, and archiving your DVD.
This title teaches users how to get the most out of iDVD so they can concentrate more on creating amazing DVD's and less on the software. With screen snapshots the reader is guided through each step of the DVD creation process. This book explains iDVD basics, but also includes many tips and tricks to get the most out of iDVD as well as the other iLife applications, Fianl Cut and QucikTime.
About the Author
Brad Miser has written extensively about computers and related technology, with his favorite topics being anything related to Macintosh computers. Brad has written many books, and has had articles published in MacAddict and other magazines. Brad is the senior technical communicator for an Indianapolis-based software development company. Brad is responsible for all product documentation, training materials, online help, and other communication materials. He also manages the customer support operations for the company and provides training to its customers. Previously, he was the lead engineering proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (1986) and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics. Brad lives in Indiana with his wife and their three daughters.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Acquainted with iDVD 1. Touring iDVD 2. Planning Your iDVD Project Part 2: Preparing Content for DVD 3. Preparing iTunes Music and Sounds for iDVD 4. Preparing iPhoto Images for iDVD 5. Creating iMovie Projects for iDVD 6. Preparing QuickTime Content for iDVD Part 3: Adding Content to a DVD 7. Adding iMovies to a DVD 8. Creating Slideshows on DVD 9. Adding Other Content to a DVD Part IV: Designing a DVD 10. Designing a DVD?s Menus Using Built-in Themes 11. Designing a DVD?s Menus Using Custom Themes Part V: Finishing a DVD 12. Assessing and Previewing an iDVD Project 13. Burning, Labeling, and Archiving a DVD