Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 1:14 AM (in response to keraunoscopia)
I've read a lot of "share to media manager" or something, and I can't find that.
iMovie HD6 - doesn't work like that. When editing is done (to 100% - DO NOT go back from iDVD)
(If You must - Then start a brand new iDVD project when done - else You trigger the iDVD BUG and all chapters starts as Chapter one)
(NO Chapter mark at very beginning or within 2 sec from it - or in any transition or within 2 sec from it)
Close iMovie HD6
Import or just drop the iMovie movie project icon (With a black Star in it) into iDVD.
Done - and all Chapters are kept - as sub-menus "Chapters or Sceen selection" (or alike)
Yours (just tested - and works to 100% for me) - Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Oh wow, I hadn't read that suggestion anywhere. I'll try it, thank you! (I'll get to it in a short while, I have to move my iTunes library to another drive before I start making dvds.)
My one extra question, then, is: by dragging the iMovie movie project icon onto the iDVD, does this keep the quality at a very good rate? Since I'm not exporting anything, I'm going to assume it's as best as it can be (no compression).
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 11:16 PM (in response to keraunoscopia)
by dragging the iMovie movie project icon onto the iDVD, does this keep the quality at a very good rate?
Yes - this hinders iMovie to render and let's iDVD do this - and so much better.
Really the best DVD one ever can do is
• using interlaced SD-Video (HD yield less quality and so do progressive material)
• using iMovie HD6 or FinalCut
• direct import without iMovie rendering - or in FC - NO QuickTime Conversion
• minimum of 25Gb free space on Start-Up hard disk
• I use only Verbatim DVD
• I use DVD-R (as they play on even older DVD-players) and never +/-RW
• Pro quality encoding if movie is > 45 minutes
• set down Burn Speed to x2 or x4
• Save as a DiskImage - to test that all's OK
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Thanks for all your help Bengt, also with the thread I linked to. I dragged the iMovie icon for the main movie onto the iDVD menu, which added chapters and stuff, but I had to remove the "scene selection" sub-menu since it took too much room (considering my extras).
I did NOT try dragging iMovie icons for each of the extras (each of them being a video, not a slideshow) so I'm not sure if that would have worked, but I rendered those through iMovie as "Full Quality" Quicktime videos. I'm working with 17 year old VHS footage, so I wasn't too concerned about the quality for now...
But for future reference, could I have just dragged more iMovie icons into iDVD?
I also used Pro quality (no other choice, really, considering the length of the videos). Thanks again!!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to keraunoscopia)
could I have just dragged more iMovie icons into iDVD?
if using iMovie HD6 - then YES
BUT do not as I did when i thought I was clever - re-naming then (QT.mov files on desktop/finder) - as this results in Silent Movies. Audio files connected to the old name.
If You want a new name - e.g. more related to content - then re-name in iDVD application in the Menu window. This will work OK.
There are some limits in iDVD
• time limit - movie + menu - and encoding quality
• max 99 movies
• max 99 Chapters
• max 99 photos per SlideShow (btw - You can have 99 of those too)
Yours Bengt W