2 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2010 4:12 AM by Klaus1
Historian in Training Level 1 Level 1
Hello...I've generated several digital video clips and loaded them to my Mac in IMovie. All I am trying to do is burn them to a DVD to send to the grandparents but I am not interested in adding music, titles, or other nonsense...just burn the clips to a DVD disc.

Can someone explain to this Windows user how to do so...I've become very frustrated with this so-called intuitive operating system. Many thanks...please send directly to:

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IMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6

    I would
    • put clips in TimeLine in iMovie - as i want them
    • Save and Close iMovie
    • Open iDVD
    • from within iDVD - Use import movie

    (I do not use "Share/Export to iDVD" from within iMovie => if photos are added
    to TimeLine - resulting clip will be very low quality if iMovie renders for iDVD)

    alt. way
    • in iMovie when arranged clips in TimeLine at Your liking
    • Export back to Camera and a new miniDV tape
    • Close iMovie
    • Use this new tape in iDVD and use "OneStep DVD" or "Magic DVD" from start menu.

    Yours Bengt W
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    How to create a DVD in iDVD6 without menu (there are several options):

    1. Easy: Drop your iMovie in the autoplay box in iDVD's Map View, then set your autoplay item (your movie) to loop continously. Disadvantage: The DVD plays until you hit stop on the remote

    2. Still easy: If you don't want your (autoplay) movie to loop, you can create a black theme by replacing the background of a static theme with a black background and no content in the dropzone (text needs to be black as well). Disadvantage: The menu is still there and will play after the movie. You don't see it, but your disc keeps spinning in the player.

    3. Still quite easy but takes more time: Export the iMovie to DV tape, and then re-import using One-Step DVD.
    Disadvantage: One-Step DVD creation has been known to be not 100% reliable.

    3. (My preferred method) Easy enough but needs 3rd party software: Toast lets you burn your iMovie to DVD without menu - just drag the iMovie project to the Toast Window and click burn. Disadvantage: you'll need to spend some extra $$ for the software. In Toast, you just drop the iMovie project on the Window and click Burn.

    4. The "hard way": Postproduction with myDVDedit (freeware)
    Tools necessary: myDVDedit ( http://www.mydvdedit.com )

    • create a disc image of your iDVD project, then double-click to mount it.
    • Extract the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders to a location of your choice. select the VIDEO_TS folder and hit Cmd + I to open the Inspector window
    • Set permissions to "read & write" and include all enclosed items; Ignore the warning.
    • Open the VIDEO_TS folder with myDVDedit. You'll find all items enclosed in your DVD in the left hand panel.
    • Select the menu (usually named VTS Menu) and delete it
    • Choose from the menu File > Test with DVD Player to see if your DVD behaves as planned.If it works save and close myDVDedit.
    • Before burning the folders to Video DVD, set permissions back to "read only", then create a disc image burnable with Disc Utility from a VIDEO_TS folder using Laine D. Lee's DVD Imager:

    hope this helps!