9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 9:43 PM by babowa
oromboona Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how can i burn my video from iMovie?


MacBook Pro, iOS 6.0.1
  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 Level 7 (25,855 points)

    enter this question in a Google search or your preferred search engine.  The search will yield several results on how to accomplish this.

  • drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (3,010 points)

    Here's one possibility.

  • mini201200 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Because this is Mountain Lion (ML), I assume you are asking out of the box with your Mac Pro or you update to ML.

     

     

    iDVD is not part of the default for ML. iMovie has a help menu like all apps and tools. Type Keyword Burn and you will find some information.

     

    As such, I have not played with ML that much yet and I am not sure if iDVD, like before, can be ported over to ML. However, as cool as iDVD was for menu authoring and such, you needed to use a DL to produce large movies and older system were just too slow. The app never  really took advantange of using hardware encoders and other plug-ins to optimize the burn time needed to do a long movie with iDVD.

     

    It was great for short movies.

     

    So when looking for a new iDVD like tool to make a DVD movie style disc, you will need to look at other apps. iMovie support multiple export formats native and in past if you had other codec plug-ins you can use them too.

     

    Note: make sure it run with ML.

     

    Would like to see how my new 4 core 8 thread mac mini would work with the old iDVD ( limit only to the DL burner buffer speed).

     

    Just check SNL(snow leopard): iDVD is not 64bit app so will not take advantage of new kernal for ML.

     

    Message was edited by: mini201200

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,840 points)

    If you intend to burn more than an occasional DVD, here are two suggestions:

     

    iDVD > the very best  burn software because of its customizable themes/menus to make your masterpiece look professional. No longer included with Macs, but still available as part of the retail iLife DVD available at online resellers (Amazon, ebay).

     

    Roxio Toast, an excellent burn software, but no customizable options.

  • drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (3,010 points)

    I was going to mention iDVD, because I have it on my Mac Pro as a legacy from earlier versions of OS, but I don't use it.

     

    So I also assumed that the OP was without iDVD. But as I understand, iDVD will work as well.

  • mini201200 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Sorry apple comommunitities error out claiming updates.

     

    Side note:

     

    if you just want to create a MP4 type file and burn to disc, just make sure you DVD player or Blue Ray Player support reading such formats or find out which one they  support. Use disk utility in OS X and burn a compatible disc.

     

    OS X has so many feature and tools you normally don't have to look outside to do simple projects.

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,715 points)

    how can i burn my video from iMovie?

     

    Use iDVD.

     

    Yes, there are programs that will put a movie on a DVD.   I have tried most of the other substitutes including Toast, Burn, Wondershare, and others.  None of them come anywhere near the ease-of-use and power of iDVD. IDVD is specifically designed to work with iMovie.

     

    With iDVD you can easily and quickly create DVDs with menus and graphics almost on the level of what Hollywood can do.

     

    IDVD is easy to get. It is available on disk as part of iLife 11.

     

    IDVD is a wonderful piece of software and well worth the low cost of $40. (works with all Mac OS 10.5 and newer.)

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MC623Z-A-iLife-VERSION/dp/B003XKRZES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U

     

    http://dealmac.com/lw/artclick.html?1,527850,1872219

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,840 points)

    I wouldn't call iDVD a legacy application (yet, LOL). Apple stopped selling/dropped support for it recently. It works very well with both Lion and Mountain Lion. And, if I were to buy a new Mac today without iDVD, I would immediately buy a retail iLife DVD which includes iDVD. There is no substitute for its' customizable themes and menus to give your videos a professional look and a WOW factor.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,840 points)

    if you just want to create a MP4 type file and burn to disc, just make sure you DVD player or Blue Ray Player support reading such formats or find out which one they  support. Use disk utility in OS X and burn a compatible disc.

     

    You cannot use Finder to burn a video/movie to a DVD if you want to play it somewhere other than the Mac (like a DVD player). You need authoring/burning software that will allow you to play the DVD anywhere. The new Macs no longer include such software (they did when it included iDVD); the only burning available now: music CD withing iTunes and data/files in Finder.