Home movie creation is stepping up into the digital age as consumers strive to save their memories on a format more permanent than videotape. This DVD begins by describing all the software and hardware needed to create personal DVDs on your home computer. If the shopping list of new gadgets doesn't scare the curious away, additional chapters review camera technique and how to produce a pleasing home movie that won't make your audience dizzy. A large amount of time is spent on explaining how DVDs work and how to budget the space on a disc to fit your treasures. Trial versions of authoring software are included as well as a series of checklists to aid planning. Minimal coverage is given to saving photographs to disc, but many of the same DVD authoring concepts apply. A low-cost way for consumers to plan computer purchases or upgrades to facilitate their moviemaking ventures. Recommended for academic and public libraries.-Debbie Rzepczynski, Lake Cty. P.L., Merrillville, IN Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.