New iMovie

jsf721

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is it true that once you upgrade the iMovie program that you can no longer burn a home made movie to a cd?

makes no sense to me but that is what my son told me.
 

Unami

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not sure about that, but you can always burn the movie to a cd using finder.

afaik, the new imovie can't author Video-DVDs (that will play back on a "standard"-dvd-player) - but you can use iDVD for that (if you already got that - it's not part of the new iLife suite)
 
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firedept

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is it true that once you upgrade the iMovie program that you can no longer burn a home made movie to a cd?

makes no sense to me but that is what my son told me.
The new iMovie can still export to mp4 format which can be converted and burned to dvd. As well, when you download the newest version of iMovie, the past version is moved into a folder but left in your Applications folder. So you still have the option of using the past version of iMovie.

Just remember any new events or projects you create in the new version of iMovie can not be moved backwards to the past version of iMovie for editing. And any old iMovie projects & events moved into the new version will no longer be able to be moved back to the old iMovie either. So be careful, just in case you do not care for the new version of iMovie.

I personally like the new version. Took a little getting use to. But for personal use and small projects, it fits my needs perfect. Burn is a free program you can use to convert and burn dvd's.
 

jsf721

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I am really sorry to have confused this issue. I did in fact mean burn a home made movie to a Blank DVD. I record my kids games and burn them to disk for viewing on a DVD player. I was told the new iMovie did not want to burn DVDs just share with airdrop of load to ipod or ipad?

Sorry I misunderstood, but may I ask why you would burn a movie to a CD? Is it just to give to someone else to transfer to their computer? I am only asking as I have never done it that way and would like to know. Thanks.
OK. Be aware then that all you can do is burn the video file to the cd. It will only play on a computer. iMovie has never been able to burn direct onto a cd.

To burn to a cd, Share from iMovie as a file. Then burn that file to the cd using Finder.
 

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One can burn DVD's from iMovie productions you made but some Apple computers dont have the facility to pop your disk into the computer. It all depends on model of computer you have.
 

firedept

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I am really sorry to have confused this issue. I did in fact mean burn a home made movie to a Blank DVD. I record my kids games and burn them to disk for viewing on a DVD player. I was told the new iMovie did not want to burn DVDs just share with airdrop of load to ipod or ipad?
No problem. You can still burn dvd's as I stated. If your iMac does not have an internal dvd/cd burner, you can just use an external dvd/cd burner. But ultimately in the end, you can still make dvd's.