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 bore 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 Macs as part of iLife
In this chapter, I show you the basics of creating your first home-cooked DVD movie — and you'll even have fun doing it!
Figure 5-1 shows iDVD in all its glory. You have to supply your own digital video clips, background audio, and digital photographs, of course.
Figure III.5.1. iDVD is a jewel of an application — easy to use and powerful to boot.
Take a moment to appreciate iDVD — no secondary windows to fiddle with or silly palettes strung out everywhere. (Can you tell that I've had my fill of old-style DVD authoring applications?) Allow me to list the highlights of the iDVD window:
Menu display: This section takes up the largest part ...