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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Nancy Schober wrote on October 24, 2012
Quite thorough coverage of how best to go about using this software effectively. I found his charming accent a bit distracting.
One glaring omission is an explanation of PAL/NTSC.
Alexis wrote on July 12, 2012
I love this training. It's precise, no nonsense, step by step info.
I'm sorry though, to see that the sister Mac Application to this training ( $19.99 on the Mac App store) is getting poor reviews from people that purchased it thinking it was the iDVD Application itself (yep, that dense).
It's shameful to see that people are willing to write a review and trash talk a respected content developer but not willing to READ the DESCRIPTION of what they are buying before the so willingly let go of their credit cards.
I guess that's the true reason behind skull and bones tags and child-proof caps, it's not that people never learned how to read, it's just that they are no longer willing to. Thank goodness for video tutorials!