Video:iMovie Export to iDVDwith Isaac Brody
Export your edited iMovie videos into iDVD and you'll be all set to watch your completed videos on your home television set.See Transcript
Transcript:iMovie Export to iDVDHi, I'm Isaac Brody for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to export your movie from Apple iMovie to Apple iDVD to create your own DVD.
Find iDVD in iMovieAfter you've completed your editing and have everything arranged on your timeline click on the iDVD icon on the right side. This brings up the iDVD Chapter Markers Window.
iDVD Chapters in iMovieWe'll add chapter markers before we export to iDVD. Chapter markers allow you to skip to different parts of your DVD just like in movie DVDs you buy at the store. In the timeline, drag the play head to the spot where you want to create a marker. Now I'll click the Add Chapter button. A thumbnail appears and asks for a chapter title.
I'll name this Scene 2. When you add a chapter marker it shows up on the timeline as a yellow diamond.
I'll move the play head a bit and hit the Add Chapter icon again. I'll name this Scene 3. You can add as many chapters as you want but they can't be too close to one another.
Undo ChaptersTo delete a chapter marker, click on the thumbnail and hit the Remove Chapter icon. I want it so I'll go to Edit, Undo.
Export from iMovie to iDVDNow I'll export to iDVD by clicking on the Create iDVD Project button. This opens up iDVD. When iDVD opened, it inserted my movie into a theme, which is just a template.
To change the template click on the Customize button and scroll down to find something you like. If you want to stop the motion of the DVD Template, click on the Motion button.
Previewin your MovieTo see what your DVD looks like, click the Preview button.
This brings up a virtual remote control. I can press Enter to play my movie and I can skip ahead to the chapters. I can click Menu to access the Main Menu. Once I'm satisfied I'll click the Preview button to close the virtual preview.
Completing your ExportAnd now I'll click the Burn button twice. Once to open it, and the second time to burn the DVD. My DVD tray popped up and I inserted a disc. And now my DVD is burning.
After it's finished, your disc ejects. iDVD asks if you're finished or want to burn another DVD. I'm finished and I'll hit done. And that's how you go from iMovie to iDVD to create a DVD movie.
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