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
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).
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
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!!
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