iMovie/iDVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bonnie123, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. bonnie123 macrumors newbie

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    I converted an old family movie from a Video on my DVD recorder and it burned it as a VIDEO.TS file which plays on my computer and TV.
    I needed to edit it and add sound but couldn't import it into iMOVIE.
    I then tried a conversion to an .AVI file -- same result.
    I then converted the VIDEO.TS file to a .DV file and it worked perfectly.
    I imported into iMOVIE, edited and added sound and saved it as an IMOVIE PROJECT.
    Everything works perfectly in iMOVIE.
    I then attempted to "SHARE" with iDVD so I could burn the finished product but got an "UNSUPPORTED FORMAT" message.

    Please help - where have I goofed?
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    As long as you can manipulate the video in iMovie I'd be surprised if iDVD had problems. Have you tried opening the iMovie project from within iDVD? That may be a work-around. Also, you can 'Burn Project to Disc' from within iMovie, if you don't want to add any iDVD effects.
     
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

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    >>where have I goofed?<<

    You would have been much better off doing the editing BEFORE you converted the footage and burned it to DVD.

    The DVD-Video creation process highly compresses the video footage ... then you converted it into an editable format for iMovie ... and now you're going to compress it again to make a new DVD. You're taking at least 3 major quality hits with the workflow you choose.

    -DH
     

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