Francesco Schiavon is a recognized expert in the topic of digital media deployment for web and optical disc. A dedicated educator, Francesco has spent the last decade teaching in some of Canada's leading multimedia schools.
iLife is an amazing suite of applications that let's you create rich media content right on your Mac computer. If you're using iMovie or iPhoto, at some point you'll need to create a disc to present your video and photos, and iDVD is the perfect tool for that!
In this 3-hour tutorial by Star macProVideo.com trainer Francesco Schiavon, you'll learn how to create detailed interactive DVD-Video discs. More than just a basic overview of the DVD-Video creation process, this title will teach you the deep science and other hidden secrets that make DVD-Video production a special skill for talented producers.
After exploring the Basics if iDVD and the theory about how DVD-Videoo works, you'll move on to work with drop zones and images to create custom menus, link content to menus, style buttons, and choose 4:3 or 16:9 resolutions for your disc. Next, you'll add movies and images to your title to make slideshows and chapter menus to enhance your presentation.
The title ends by showing you exactly what you need to know to output a finished DVD disc that will play on any set-top DVD-Video player!
This is a comprehensive title, but you don't need to watch the entire show. Use the detailed menus and keyword search functions to quickly find topics of interest - that's the essence of Nonlinear Educating!
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John Zaradin wrote on September 15, 2010
Excellent description of the structure of iDVD allowing the user easily to understand what functions are included and what are not.
Cor van der Linden wrote on September 13, 2010
I found the tutorial very informative. Good and clear explained. I intend to use iDVD now much more intensive as I did before.
A great tutorial
marcintosh wrote on February 11, 2010
Just like the prior version, this one is full of info. Each piece of information is broken out to it's own movie. Lots of little movies instead of grinding through a ten minute (2-3 times) movie or stopping and going back over and over it's like educational pop-corn. Because the movies are short the instructors voice doesn't lull you to sleep either. Visually it's not boring with just enough action on the screen. Getting the MPV news email also gets me coupons on a regular basis and I really appreciate that-yes even at the reasonable price of $19.50- Every bit helps. Keep at it everything's looking great.
louise messier wrote on June 18, 2009
I like his voice, it is clear and short chapters and easy to look for something
Godofredo Orowetz wrote on June 16, 2009
With my 2 experiences ( iDVD'09 & iMovie'09 ) I can only testify :
- Great videos.
- Best step-by-step tutorials.
Having surely saved me lots of useless times in self found trials.