IMovie/IDVD/HD Home Movies Help

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  1. rosenthalm1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have an Imac that is running Snow Leopard and Imovie 11. For years I have been trying to figure out how to get HD 1080 movies to DVD with decent picture quality. I have exported many Imovie projects to IDVD via "Media Browser" Now recently, when I export to media browser it does not show my project. If I decide to take plan B and export directly to IDVD it burns a DVD that has poor quality and also spots without audio. I have given up. I was thinking of maybe just exporting the HD project and playing through Apple TV but even that confuses me because in order to play on Apple tv you have to reduce the quality. My goal is to preserve my Imovie home movie projects in HD and have them accessible to play on my TV whenever I want. I can't burn to blu ray but I still want to keep all projects so that in the future maybe I can burn to Blu Ray. At this point, I just want to be able to watch my HD home movies once edited and chapter marked! That is one of the main reasons I bought an apple imac. Now I feel like the whole thing is a headache. Can anyone give me some options? My kids want to see their home movies. Also, I don't want two copies on my computer. I know I could export one copy to itunes and then store another full HD copy on my hard drive but that is too much. I just wanna play my movies on my tv after they have been edited and cool themes and transitions added in IMovie. Thanks!
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    DVDs are standard definition which(for NTSC) is 720x480, so that answers that question.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video

    If you want to burn HD/BluRay dvds, you will need an external BluRay burner, and software like Roxio's Toast.
    http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/toast/titanium/

    The Apple TV streams 1080p video, so not sure why you have to reduce the quality.
     
  3. rosenthalm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Reduce the quality to bring it into iTunes. I am not sure what file type to export my project in order to play it on Apple TV. I don't think iMovie project file is compatible. Also if not iTunes how will Apple TV locate had project file?
     
  4. kirsch92 macrumors member

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  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    He's using iMovie11, so doesn't have iMovie Theater.

    What resolution is your imported video? You can Share to iTunes from iMovie at 1080p.

    No it's not, as it's not a movie file.
     

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