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I just purchased Roxio 2011 and before I plunge in I thought I'd check with the experts to see if I'm going about it the right way. In the past I've used 2009 to create slide show DVD's with jpeg photos and short movies,. Here's the procedure I've used in the past.

1. First I use Slide Show Assistant to import my slides.

2. Then I sequence the slides in the right order . I set the default duration to what I want and uncheck the PAN option. I do not add and music at this point. When done I save it as a Project.

3. Next step, I edit the file using VideoWave.

4. I set the panning for each slide individually, add any movies (I couldn't add them in Slide show assisitant), and add my music.

5. When done I play the file and make any adjustments until I'm happy with the result.

6. Then I save the file.

7. When I'm ready to burn the DVD I access the file and click on the BURN DVD icon. Roxio then starts the process by encoding all the content and then burns the DVD.

 

My question is, am I doing the right procedure or is there a better way.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

John

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I just purchased Roxio 2011 and before I plunge in I thought I'd check with the experts to see if I'm going about it the right way. In the past I've used 2009 to create slide show DVD's with jpeg photos and short movies,. Here's the procedure I've used in the past.

1. First I use Slide Show Assistant to import my slides.

2. Then I sequence the slides in the right order . I set the default duration to what I want and uncheck the PAN option. I do not add and music at this point. When done I save it as a Project.

3. Next step, I edit the file using VideoWave.

4. I set the panning for each slide individually, add any movies (I couldn't add them in Slide show assisitant), and add my music.

5. When done I play the file and make any adjustments until I'm happy with the result.

6. Then I save the file.

7. When I'm ready to burn the DVD I access the file and click on the BURN DVD icon. Roxio then starts the process by encoding all the content and then burns the DVD.

 

My question is, am I doing the right procedure or is there a better way.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

John

 

Yes, there is a better way - do not use the Slide Show Assistant. Start creating your slideshow directly in Videowave. You are doing most of your modifications etc, in VW anyway.

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Yes, there is a better way - do not use the Slide Show Assistant. Start creating your slideshow directly in Videowave. You are doing most of your modifications etc, in VW anyway.

 

Thank you for your promt reply. It seems to me that if I have a lot of manipulation of the slides ie: deleting and resequencing, that it takes a lot longer in Videowave than in Assistant. Am i correct?

John

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Remember that in Video Wave the size of the bottom window is resizeable so you can see many more images than just what originally comes up. I can see the first 50 easily.

 

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The only other suggestion I would make is when you you go to burn the project to a disc, burn to an image file (ISO) first. That allows your computer to conceentrate on the encoding so it doen's try to encode and burn at the same time. Once you get the ISO file, you can watch it eithe rby mounting a virtual disc or by using the free VLC player to preview it before you burn it to a disc. There is a application to do that oon the Home page.

 

You would be surprised how many times watching the ISO pointed out some changes that I wanted to make. Also, if you make the ISO file, you can burn as many discs as you want from it without having to wait for the encoding again.

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