10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2011 3:30 PM by F Shippey
Eldberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an iMovie (09) project. In iMovie, I select Share and iDVD. The machine then works for a long time, and finally opens iDVD with a project of the same name as my iMovie project. However, at the exact moment iDVD opens, it always crashes.

There is now an iDVD project file on my hard disk. It is some 15 GB in size. Opening it and attempting to burn a DVD results in an error message: Errors were detected, they must be fixed before you can burn. Go to inspector. This says "there are no buttons". So I click buttons and attempt to draw one into the drop zone. Will not stick.

I have tried other ways to get my iMovie project into iDVD, e.g. magic DVD, but the iMovie project cannot be used because it has not been prepared for iDVD. Go to iMovie... and the process repeats.

Is this an iMovie problem or an iDVD problem?

Åke

iMac 27" 3GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    Hi Eldberg




    Welcome to apple discussions. Sorry to see your iMovie > iDvd is having troubles encoding due to error messages. Here's a a suggestion ...



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    Export the movie (or just a small clip if you first wish to test) from iMovie at Full Quality. I would save it to the desktop. From there, launch iDvd. You will be using the One Step from a Movie (namely the QT file you just added to the desktop).


    click here



    Hope this helps but if not just come on back. Feel free to post back with your results.




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  • Eldberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the reply. The simple answer is that in iMovie, in the Share menu, one should not choose "iDVD" because that does not work. Saving the movie via the media browser and then importing it into iDVD is the only way that works. Which is what I did. Took 8 hours... but I now have a DVD that plays.

    Thanks!

    Åke
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,450 points)
    Hej Åke

    You are 100% on that it has first to be published to Media Browser from iMovie'08 & 09.

    If You want better quality on the final DVD - then iMovie'08 & 09 are not the tool to use.
    It's meant for web-publishing - and discards every second line resulting in low quality.

    I use
    • iMovie HD6 (or previous)
    • FinalCut Express or Pro

    They deliver full video quality as good as can be - DVD is a standard of it's own
    and there are no HD-Quality here - using any tool iDVD, DVD-Studio Pro or Roxio Toast™.

    I use
    • Verbatim DVD-R
    • Burn speed x4 (or x1)
    • Minimum of 25GB free space on Start-up hard disk (Important)

    Yours in Göteborg - Bäst-Kusten - Bengt W
  • Eldberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    About the versions, Bengt: I have an iDVD version 5 residing on an old Quicksilver Mac (MacOSX 10.4.11). There seems to be no iDVD HD in this system version, even though there is an iMovie HD.

    -Does an iDVD HD 5 exist?
    -If not, can I download the iDVD HD 6 from somewhere, and will it run on a non-Intel Mac?

    (Rendering and burning a 2-hour film in maximum quality on the newer iMac 3 GHz took a total of 8 hours. I can only imagine the time it would take on the 1GHz Quicksilver...)

    Åke
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,450 points)
    Nääää

    -Does an iDVD HD 5 exist?
    -If not, can I download the iDVD HD 6 from somewhere, and will it run on a non-Intel Mac?


    I should have been more precise !

    There are NO HD versions at all - Not iDVD or DVD Studio Pro or Roxio Toast™

    DVD is a standard - and it is SD (old time CRT TV standard - as best)

    If You need more then
    • Roxio Toast™ 10 Pro incl BD-component
    • BD-burner and disks alt small BD coded onto DVDs
    • BD-Player (no the BD-DVDs can't be played on Mac or DVD-player - only one
    but - Roxio Player can access BD-DVDs - But then You got to have it)

    Yours Bengt W
  • Eldberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks again Bengt. To summarize, you are saying that if I move a film which has been "published" from my iMovie '09 on the more recent Mac, and make it into a DVD using iDVD 5 on the older Mac, I will get better quality?

    Åke
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    The simple answer is that in iMovie, in the Share menu, one should not choose "iDVD" because that does not work.



    Strange. My share to iDvd works fine. But then again I don't have Perian nor any other 3rd party QT plug ins installed on my mac. Also, I use iMovie HD 6 => iDvd mostly because I'm not into single field video processing when using .DV (as opposed to using both video fields in earlier versions of iMovie; ie, iM6).




    Anyway, I'm glad you finally have a dvd that plays as expected. The One Step DVD was merely one suggestion. But apparently not one that you had in mind. Sorry about that. And you are correct for versions '08 and '09 of iMovie => iDvd. There are many more issues with these latest two versions when compared to the former iMovie HD 6. But that's a topic perhaps for a different apple forum ...





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  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,450 points)
    if I move a film which has been "published" from my iMovie '09 on the more recent Mac, and make it into a DVD using iDVD 5 on the older Mac, I will get better quality?


    No

    It's not iDVD that is the problem - It's iMovie'08 & 09 that are not the tools to use when
    aiming to do a DVD

    iMovie up to version HD6 and any version of FinalCut Express or Pro are.

    I prefere iDVD 09 (v 7.0.4)

    iMovie HD6 and iDVD 09 are great together.

    Yours Bengt W
  • jryberg Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yeah, this is very weird. I saved to iDVD too, and got nameofmovie-DVD.dvdproj
    I then tried to get that into the 7 Theme, "something Main" but it wouldn't go.
    I guess I have to reprocess. I've made iDVDs before, quite successfully, but this DVD.dvdproj
    filename, I'm not understanding it.

    Also, are my slides going to have the jaggies? Should I made movies of the slides?

    Thank you
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
    I strongly suggest you not add on to a message thread already marked 'Solved'. To get the attention you deserve, start your own new message thread asking YOUR question.