iMovie to DVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dvoros, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. dvoros macrumors 6502

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    How can I create a DVD from an iMovie project that I have been working on for days?
     
  2. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Which iMovie and maybe iLife version do you have?

    Burn is a free software to make simple video DVDs.
     
  3. dvoros thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am using the latest version 10.1
     
  4. dvoros thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just used Burn and the output is not sharp and there is some funky stuff happening to still pictures. I can't believe Apple left us high and dry like this.
     
  5. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    No share to DVD option like in FCP or Compressor? DVD as a video distribution medium is on the way out, most use on line (youtube) or USB sticks. I still burn to DVD because my 80 year old parents know how to play them :)
     
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  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Not in the latest version of iMovie.
     
  8. dvoros thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is a dvd for my sister and her 60th birthday. She doesn't have streaming in her house. I just WANT to make a dvd so she can play it in any standard dvd player. Why can't we do this from iMovie.
     
  9. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    iMovie has never had DVD burning capabilities, though for awhile you could Export to iDVD (and then use that app to burn it). It's been a very long time since I made a DVD, but I believe I created an mp4 and then imported into the iDVD project, and then made it autoplay. Without knowing the too much about the content or the audience, you could also create an mp4 and burn to mp4 to play on a computer - that is, use the dvd as a transport media. But I believe that if you want full DVD authoring capabilities, you will need to use a currently available program. MacUpdate bundle includes the latest Toast for $50.
     
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    Post #4 says the OP tried burn with poor results, but I dunno if it was setup right.

    But then DVD video is not going to look nearly as sharp as HD video.

    Perhaps if dvoros would tell us what settings he used for export from iMovie and the resolution specs of the source video and still photos we could perhaps suggest more optimum settings, but I dunno.
     
  12. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    OK. Missed that bit.

    dvoros, no matter what quality your iMovie Project is, the best resolution you'll get on a standard dvd is 720×576 or 720x480.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video
     
  13. joe-d macrumors newbie

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    On very rare occasions, when someone asks me to burn videos on DVD-Rs, I dig my iDVD and have some fun reminiscing the old days. Fun fact: it hasn't been 8 years since we were still burning DVDs for everyone. Although I could deliver video projects using MegaUpload (remember that?), people would still ask for DVDs. Anyway, if you don't wanna buy and old iLife suite, I'd tell you to consider paying for the software Vuze. It's a p2p program that also offers DVD burning and some other stuff. I use it to stream videos to my TVs wirelessly. I really like it given that I do not own an Apple TV. If you want something free, Burn is the best option I think. But be prepared to work on very simple DVD authoring options.
     

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