Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies

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Want to preserve those Super 8 movies of Grandpa with his Studebaker or you in your prized Lone Ranger get -up? Want to create a CD of the newest hits from Napster or old 45s? Want to take videos or photos from Christmases past and turn them into Christmas presents? It’s Roxio Easy Media Creator for Dummies to the rescue!

With Roxio’s digital media toolbox, you can capture video, pictures, and sound, edit photos, store data files, create custom calendars, and more. You can do ...

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Overview

Want to preserve those Super 8 movies of Grandpa with his Studebaker or you in your prized Lone Ranger get -up? Want to create a CD of the newest hits from Napster or old 45s? Want to take videos or photos from Christmases past and turn them into Christmas presents? It’s Roxio Easy Media Creator for Dummies to the rescue!

With Roxio’s digital media toolbox, you can capture video, pictures, and sound, edit photos, store data files, create custom calendars, and more. You can do everything from burning CDs and DVDs to labeling them. First you get acquainted with Easy Media Creator Home—the hub from which all the applications are launched. Then you create your own flight plan. You don’t have to read each helpful tidbit—each chapter stands on its own, ready for you to dig in and start:

  • Backing up and organizing media files for quick retrieval
  • Using Photo Suite to fix, edit, and enhance photos and show them off in slideshows, photo collages, calendars, and the like
  • Recording and editing digital audio with Easy Media Creator’s Sound Editor
  • Enhancing your audio with Alienizer, Enhancer, Equalizer, Maturizer, Robotizer, Room Simulator, and more
  • Playing audio backward (if you’re determined to hear the hidden message at last)
  • Using the Capture tool to acquire the digital media (audio, photo, and video) you need for DVD projects
  • Using DVD Builder to assemble and burn multi-media projects on DVD, combining video clips, still photo images, text, and audio tracks
  • Using VideoWave to assemble and edit video projects

Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies was written by Greg Harvey, author of Excel 2003 For Dummies, Windows XP for Dummies and numerous other computer books. It helps you take full advantage of all of Roxio’s application programs and tools and discover how to:

  • Use Sound Editor to record audio from audio devices connected to your computer, including analog sources such as cassettes and LP records
  • Get album titles, artist’s names, and track titles from Gracenote CDDB online
  • Use StoryBuilder to turn video clips into finished videos using pre-designed themes and templates
  • Add special effects, transitions to bridge scenes, and color panels and text to introduce new scenes or provide credits

Complete with a Help Center & Tutorials link that speeds to you help on a particular topic, Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies gives you the tools and puts you at the controls.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
As CD burners come standard on most new PCs, digital cameras and camcorders surge in popularity, and the prices of DVD burners fall, software for creating media has grown both in importance and in complexity. Roxio and Nero are two of the most popular packages, and these guides walk users through both the basic and the more complex features. Roxio ranges from an overview of various applications to acquiring, creating, editing, and burning video projects to DVD. Typical step-by-step, down-to-earth "Dummies" prose makes this useful for digital media beginners and all libraries. Nero addresses similar ground but with less background. Coverage of the basics is fairly straightforward, but those seeking to go beyond may find later parts useful in learning just what they can do with the software. Appropriate for all libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764571312
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 743,516
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Harvey has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Excel 2003 For Dummies and Adobe Acrobat 6 PDF For Dummies. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough and tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-80s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, he went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience, the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject matter at hand.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: A Bit about Easy Media Creator and Digital Media.

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Easy Media Creator 7.

Chapter 2: The Ins and Outs of Digital Media and Gear.

Part II: Creating Data Discs.

Chapter 3: Backing Up and Copying Data Files.

Chapter 4: Organizing Media Files with the Media Manager.

Part III: Creating Audio CDs and Photo Projects.

Chapter 5: Recording and Editing Audio with Sound Editor.

Chapter 6: Managing Digital Photos.

Chapter 7: Burning Audio CDs and MP3 Discs.

Chapter 8: Creating Disc Labels and Case Inserts.

Part IV: Creating Projects for DVDs.

Chapter 9: Acquiring Digital Media.

Chapter 10: Creating and Editing Video Productions.

Chapter 11: Building and Burning DVDs.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 12: Top Ten Components of Easy Media Creator 7.

Chapter 13: Ten Coolest Features in Easy Media Creator 7.

Index.

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