iMovie to DVD??

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Thunderbird8, Jul 8, 2008.

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    There must be a really easy way to do this, but I have been importing from our video camera to iMovie and I can't see a way to burn the project to DVD!!??

    Please help. :confused::confused:
     
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    Use iDVD if you have it, check in your applications folder.

    There is a button on later versions of iMovie that send the project directly to iDVD and allow you to create the DVD from there, otherwise you need to output the video as DV Stream and then import into iDVD.
     
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    dejo

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    But iMovie '08 has no such button, which is why I ask. But, yes, involving iDVD is definitely the way to go.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it is iMovie 08, and I did look for the button!

    What do I need to do then?

    Also, in future, is there a better way to do it? I am importing from a mini DVD and the camera has a 'video' and 'VR' mode?
     
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    sandman42

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    I don't think you need to do that. You should be able to just drag your iMovie project (from the finder) into iDVD. Then you can set up your menus, etc, if you want, and you're done. This is one of those things where Apple makes it so simple it's easy to overlook the obvious.
     
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    A-ha, I'll try that later...and will report findings!
     
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    sandman42

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    I'm using an older version of iMovie/iDVD, so I wanted to make sure I wasn't giving you bad advice. In previous versions of iMovie and iDVD you can move your iMovie project into iDVD any of these ways:

    - in iMovie, select 'Export...' in the 'File' menu, then click the iDVD tab then the 'Share' button.

    - in iMovie, select 'iDVD' under the 'Share' menu, then the 'Share' button.

    - in iDVD, create a new project ('File' --> 'New' or select 'Create a New Project' in the default window), then drag your iMovie project icon (from the Finder) into the iDVD project window. I've used this simple method many times.

    Now I'm not so sure the drag and drop method still works. I checked the iDVD support page on apple.com, and in the 'Getting Started' PDF file it says:

    "To use an iMovie movie in iDVD, you must first choose Share > Media Browser in iMovie. Specify which size of movie to share, and then click Publish. Large is the suggested size for use in iDVD. If your camcorder does not shoot high-definition video, however, the large size option may not be available.

    The shared movie is then automatically available in the Movies pane of iDVD."


    Then it sounds like you have to add the movie within iDVD project as described in Step 4 of the 'Getting Started' instructions.

    Good luck. Sorry if I caused any confusion with my previous post.
     
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    That looks like it, thanks. I shared the file and now it's in iTunes etc.
     

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