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How to make your wonderful photo and video slideshow on DVD

 
 
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      04-20-2006
Make your photo and video slideshow on DVD
Tool used: DVD Slideshow Builder
http://www.photo-to-dvd.com/dvd-slideshow/download.html
After you have installed DVD Slideshow Builder, you are ready to start
creating your photo and video slideshow. When you are satisfied with
your creation, save it to DVD.

How to import pictures
1. To start DVD Slideshow Builder for Windows.
2. In DVD Slideshow Builder, on the Organize page, click +New, and then
click New photo slideshow or New video slideshow.
3. On the Select photos to add to your slideshow page, click the folder
in which the pictures you copied from your digital camera are located.
Select one or more pictures, and then click add or add all, then click
Close.

How to arrange and edit your pictures
1. If you want to rearrange your pictures, you can also click and drag
pictures to a different location.
2. If you want to view pictures with big or small thumbnail, click the
button Change slideshow view style at the right side of the tool bar.
You can view pictures in 150*112, 120*90, 80*60 and 40*30.
3. If you want to rotate pictures, click Rotate90 to the selected
pictures. You can choose rotate 90 degrees clockwise or anticlockwise.
4. If you want to make additional changes, such as correcting contrast
or adding an effect to your picture, click the Edit button or double
click the selected picture, and then do one of the following in the
Edit Pictures dialog box:
 To rotate the picture, click Rotate 90 , Rotate 270 or Flip.
 To set Basic editing, change Contrast, Brightness, Blur or Mosaic.
 To add an effect that changes the appearance of your picture, such
as Negative, Gray or Black and White, click the Photo Filter tab, and
then select an effect in the Effect list.
 When you are done editing your pictures, click Save&Close to save
the changes made to your pictures. To continue, click Previous or next.

How to add motion and transition effects
1. On the Effect page, click the picture for which you want to
customize the motion, and then click Zoom&Pan.
2. In the Zoom&Pan dialog box, you can choose Random Selecting, None,
Panning, Zoom In, Zoom Out and Panning advance. And the default
selecting is Random Selecting.
3. In the Transitions Effects box, these effects have been sorted by
four kinds, smooth effect, slide effect, fade effect and other effect.
Click a transition and you can get the preview on the right side. You
can drag the selected effect to picture or click the three buttons on
the Storyboard, Apply selected effect to selected picture, Apply
selected effect to all and Random effect to all
4. After add effects to pictures, you can set the duration of the
effect and transition effect. Change the number in the Storyboard, the
number below the picture is effect duration and the number between the
pictures is transition effect duration
5. To preview your story with the panning and zooming effects and
transitions, click Play.

How to add music or narration record to your pictures
1. If you want, you can add music or narration to your pictures. Select
a picture and click Set in the Music box. Click Import Music and choose
one on your computer.
2. If you want to add a narration record, select Record Music and save
the .wav file on your computer. First, make sure a microphone is
connected to your computer, and then click Record button and begin
speaking into your mic. You can Pause anytime and Stop when you finish.
3. After you are finished with your music and narration, you can edit
it. The music information is display in the edit box. You can make a
clip of the music or narration through setting a Begin Time and an End
Time. You can also trim the volume and make a Fade in and Fade out
effect to your music or narration. When you finish the editing, click
OK to exit the editing box.
4. Add the music or narration to other pictures repeat steps 1 through
3 until you have selected all the music that you want to add to your
pictures.

How to add music to your slideshow
You can choose to add music you have stored on your computer as the
slideshow’s background music.
1. On the Music page, to add music that is on your computer, locate and
choose the music file, and then click Open.
2. You can also edit it as the music to one picture.
3. Click Play to preview your slideshow.
4. If you need to get a .mpg file on your computer, click Export Movie
and it will take your several minutes to create movie file.

How to add a video slideshow
Click the New button and select New video slideshow. Then you will see
window that allows you to browse and add video files. Add the video
files to this slideshow and click OK. Repeat the above steps if you
want to add more video slideshows. Click to delete the selected video
slideshow. If you want to rename a slideshow, you can select the
slideshow first, click on the its name and you will be allowed to
change the name.

How to edit a video slideshow
1. Select the video file you want to edit and click the Edit button to
edit the video. In the Basic Information section, you can see the
Width, Height, Total length and Frames per second information of the
select video file.
2. In the Effect Settings section, you can adjust the brightness and
the contrast of the video file by either dragging the adjusting bars or
set the values.
3. In the Control section, you can use the control bars to do the
following:
There are two such bars as you can see from the above figure. They are
capture bars that are used to capture a part of the video file as the
current video slideshow. Drag the bar on the left to set the beginning
of the video file to be captured and drag the bar on the right to set
the end of it. You can see the Begin Time and the End Time under the
control buttons.
4. Click the Camera Logo to set the current frame as the thumbnail
image of the current video slideshow.
5. If you want to keep the original sound of the video, click Keep
Original Sound. If you don't check this option, you can add your own
audio file to the video file by click the Add button. You can also
delete, Edit, and Play the selected audio file, and apply Fade in and
Fade out effect to it.

How to create your menu template
1. First, choose your favorite picture as the menu template. You can
select one from Template List section. There are many sorts can be
chosen.
2. If you don’t like the template it including, you can Download
Template in the website. More templates are offered to you.
3. However, if you still don’t think they satisfy your require, it
also allows you to make your own wonderful template. In the Background
Area section, click Image to choose the beautiful picture from your
local driver as your background area. Then, you can begin to edit your
template. Frame, button, and background music, all of these can be
added and edited.
4. You can also change the button and frame by clicking Add Frame.
5. Text can also be added on to the menu template to make your menu
content more abundant. You can set the Font, Shadow and Halation.
Static clips are also supported. Use the offered or custom yourself to
make your wonderful DVD Menu.


How to save your story to a DVD
1. In Output Options section, you can choose Burn to disc, Create disc
image, Create MPEG file and Create DVD file.
2. In Disc Options section, you can choose CD Volume, Do not include
menu and play my slideshows one by one, Save original photos / video
files in disc, Automatically loop my slideshow, Advanced Option and
Preferences.
3. After you finish the setting, click the Start Burn icon and the
program will start converting files and then burning your slideshow
project. In this period, it will display Current process and Total
process.
4. When it is over, you will get your wonderful slideshow on your DVD
or VCD disk.

 
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