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.