8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2010 2:01 PM by Raymond Danziger
emelki1968 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello,
I have a question about iMovie 08. I have two imovies that I want to transfer to a DVD disc for my mother in law. She doesn't have a computer so it needs to be done to be readable in a regular dvd player.
I read some posts about a similar questions but there wasn't any specific answer about the steps to take.
Thank you very much for any help.

macbook, Ipad., Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: iMovie to regular DVD player
    QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (48,115 points)
    If you have iMovie then you also have iDVD.
    Use it to create a DVD version of your files.
  • 2. Re: iMovie to regular DVD player
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)
    Hi

    In iMovie - Share to Media Browser

    Close iMovie

    In iDVD - open it's Media Browser and import it.

    Yours Bengt W
  • 3. Re: iMovie to regular DVD player
    emelki1968 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks a lot.
    My moyhert in law is amazed by the video that I made for her birthday!!!
    Gracias
  • 4. Re: iMovie to regular DVD player
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)
    Hi

    and if You want even better quality on Your DVDs use

    • iMovie up to HD6 version - or -
    • FinalCut Express or pro

    • iMovie'08 & 09 - discard every second line resulting in lower quality
    (This can't be worked around ! )

    Still the quality might be good enough as is ?

    Yours Bengt W
  • 5. Re: iMovie to regular DVD player
    MamaTea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    iMovie 6 produces better quality than 8 or 9? That makes me sick! So I have to buy Final Cut Express to get better quality? Again that makes me ill!

    I've worked so hard and I want it to look good.

    Thanks for the info on the Media Browser. I am trying it now but it is taking about 8 minutes to export one 5 minute slide show with voice. I have 10 I want to burn. Is there any way to export them all at one time?

    Also, is there some way to know in advance how many of these slide shows I can put on one DVD?

    Thanks, T Magee
  • 6. Re: iMovie to regular DVD player
    JS34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Bengt,

    I'm looking at this thread on DVD quality out of imovie and trying to understand it all. This is what I think you are saying:
    1. Import quality is fine/same on all versions of imovie
    2. On all versions AFTER imovieHD 6, the export feature discards every second line of quality, which is why imovieHD6 is best for exporting.
    3. Options for best quality remain imovieHD6 and final cut.

    Here is my question. Is there any workaround since I would prefer to edit on imovie 11? In all, I have ImovieHD 6, imovie 11 and final cut express. Could I import in imovie11, work on movie in imovie 11, then export as highest quality quicktime movie, import into final cut and do final export from there. Will this solve the problem???
  • 7. Re: iMovie to regular DVD player
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)
    Is there any workaround since I would prefer to edit on imovie 11? In all,


    As far as I tested. NO !

    If Quality is important - it's for me - then use of wrong tools will not work.

    There has been several suggestions - but when viewed (DVD on TV) it's far from result
    with iMovie up to HD6 or FinalCut.

    Sorry.

    Yours Bengt W
  • 8. Re: iMovie to regular DVD player
    Raymond Danziger Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi,

    I just recently learned about the details on the iMovie quality issues with versions after iMovie6. I had been upset with the quality of some major personal projects, like family graduations and dance recitals, etc. where quality does matter greatly.
    Now, I have many more projects I am waiting on, to work out quality issues. I tried one with going back to using iMovie6, then clicking on export to iDVD9. Does not work like it used to-iDvd comes up as if I just opened it without any connection to a project- it is the opening screen for do I want a new project open an existing, do a onestep, etc.
    Starting a new project and importing the imovie6 DV files was OK for quality, but didn't keep any of my editing!
    Suggestions? I have read in this and other threads to use imovie6 so I don't have to buy FCExpress and go through that learning curve, but...
    Thanks, sorry to be long, thought being so specific would hopefully help.
    Raydanz