Making a GREAT slideshow (with video)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by johncoxhall, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. johncoxhall macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    I have a 2 year old MacBook with Mac OSX Version 10.5.8. Before this I had a IMac that I got maybe 6-7 years ago....I think I was using Leopard.

    Anyway, my old Iphoto used to be a little easier to make slideshows. I'm still learning with the new one,....but I want to figure out how to make really mac-daddy slide shows. Just got back from the redwood forests in NOCal and have tons of great pics and videos.

    Features I'd like:

    - iphoto does this thing where it takes your pic, kinda zooms in and scans across it...but sometimes it scans the wrong way and you miss the focal point of the shot. How do you control that?

    -I want to be able to splice short video clips into the slideshow of still pictures. Ideally, I'd like the music to soften so the videos audio comes through, then have the music louden again after the video

    -I'd like to edit some of the videos. Make some shorter, and even stabilize them because many are shaky from me holding them.

    -I really want to put them in a format so that I can email them to people (mac and pc users). Maybe the only way to do this is to post it on the internet?

    -I want to be able to burn the slideshow to a DVD. I do have a DVD burner in my computer, but I've never figured out what its for?

    So, ....that's it really. I've never messed with iMovie or iDVD but they're in my dock. Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in those programs.
    REALLY appreciate any help! :)
  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    iDVD is what you want to use. It will do everything you are asking. Just get in there, play around and have a great time learning. There is also a tutorial on the Apple site that I printed off that helped me a lot.

    Have fun!
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    I'm not taking the easy way out, but it'll will be better if you go into iPhoto help and search for "Ken Burns".

    Yes, you can add video clips to slideshow, but to adjust volumes like that you would be better using iMovie. You can put still photos in iMovie as well and play with the "Ken Burns" effect much better than iPhoto.

    Again, iMovie is best here.

    Any finished project is likely to be too big to email. Upload to YouTube is the easiest way.

    You can do that quite easily with iDVD by using the Share menu in either iPhoto or iMovie. It will then play in most DVD players.

    Yep. The help files will tell you how to do most things.
  4. johncoxhall thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    How great :)

    Thank you both so much. I'm thrilled with the answers! And sorry for being lazy. Thanks again.

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