iMovie and iDVD SIG – April 15, 2011

Class Notes & Links

Class Materials and Videos (MobileMe)

Class presentation screen capture to be posted soon.

Keynote Presentation

  • Aspect Ratio High Definition vs Standard Definition
  • Disc Types & Sizes

The Nickel Tour of iMovie & iDVD

  • Preferences
  • Menus

Methods to create a DVD

  • Create a Slideshow in iPhoto and Custom Export to QuickTime Movie
    • Add Movie in iDVD and select exported movie
    • Burn DVD
  • Create Slideshow in iDVD (quick and dirty)
  • Create a movie in iMovie and add in iDVD (professional look, voice over, titles, transitions, maps, etc.)
  • OneStep from movie file
  • OneStep from FireWire camcorder

iDVD MagicMovie Slideshow

  • Select Theme
  • Select photos (tip: create an album in iPhoto first)
  • Select music (tip: use a playlist)
  • (spend time to make adjustments)
  • Burn!


  • Voice Overs
  • Ken Burns adjustments (photos)
  • Add music
  • Picture in Picture, Swap, Side by Side
  • Sharing (optional)
  • Trailer (iMovie '11)

iDVD Project

  • Add more movies
  • Add more slideshows
  • Add titles and menus


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