How to make a great video with photos, video clips and text?

by elio2000 - 12/11/08 8:58 AM

I have lately made a trip in south Italy. I took about a hundred pictures, made an about 45 minute DVD tape with a video camera and took about twenty pages of notes by hand day by day.
I would like to transform all this in a DVD to be shown to friends.
Does anybody has any suggestion about how it could be made?
Of course I have already thought of PowerPoint or OpenOffice Presentation. I also know about Studio8: with that I can mix video, photos and text.
I am just wandering if anybody has a better suggestion because technology nowadays is tremendously fast.
Thank you all.