Video:iDVD Themewith Isaac Brody
Make your DVD look professional and polished- Use iDVD to add themes to your DVD menus and subdirectories.See Transcript
Transcript:iDVD ThemeHi, I'm Isaac Brody for About.com Computing. Today I'll teach you how to use themes in iDVD 4.
First open up Apple iDVD. Open up your harddrive, click on applications, and double click iDVD. If you've used iDVD before it opens with the last project. And whatever dvd template used will automatically play.
If you want to turn off the dvd template to stop the motion and sound click the motion button.
Choose iDVD ThemeTo see the different themes you can choose, click on the customize button. A side window opens up and themes is the first tab. You can scroll down and select themes to match your project. There's everything from wedding themes to kid themes, and even road trips.
Click on a theme to load it. You can click on the motion tab to preview any animations on a theme.
iDVD Theme TypesThere are two types of themes, themes with animation and still menus.
Animated ThemesAnimation menus tend to have a dropzone where you can drag and drop photos or movies. When I drag a movie onto an amimation themes dropzone and click motion, the video blends into the menu.
Still ThemesIf you drag and drop a movie on a still picture theme, the video creates a button that links to the video.
Customizing your ThemesAfter selecting a theme we'll click on the settings tab to customize it. To change animation settings, you need to click the motion button and then adjust the settings under menu. You can adjust the duration of the menu animation and movie animation before it loops.
TransitionsYou can also create a transition between when the menu changes to the main movie. I'll select Page Flip.
Theme BackgroundsThe backgrounds box shows our template theme.
AudioThe audio box we can mute or change our audio. You can drag audio into the audio box to set the menu music.
TextIf you click on your menu text, you can adjust the position, font, color, and size under text settings.
ButtonsFinally you can create buttons by clicking on the style box under buttons and choosing an icon. If you click on free position you can move it anywhere on the menu. You can drag the slider to change the size of the icon.
And that's how you work with themes in iDVD. Thanks for watching. For more information, please visit us online at Computing.About.com
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