March 9th, 2007
Today I got 2 DVDs in the mail from Jim DHaem over at www.dvd-tour.com. Jim offered to make me a demo of his DVD making service. So I just e-mailed him 20 photos of a listing that just closed last week and he created a DVDs slide-show complete with Ken Burns style panning over the still shots and a subdued music sound track. I normally shut off sound tracks on most tours because I find them annoying. But I like Jim’s because its minimal. Jim puts his DVDs in a clear, thin style DVD case and makes a printed cover that is a composite of the external shot of the home with a Realtor photo, listing info and contact information. These DVDs are suitable for a seller or buyer gift sending to prospective buyers. I’m going to give these to the seller and her daughter that helped get the home ready for market.
I was actually trying to create my own DVD using Photoshop Elements 5 and Premiere Elements but Jim’s DVDs came before I was able to get mine working. Frankly, I rather order the DVDs from Jim (2 for $19.95) than spend the time making my own since it will take a fair investment of my time to learn how to make DVDs as good a Jim makes.