How to Export and Burn iMovie Projects to DVD


iMovie is a great free movie making software for Mac with tons of advanced features. You may have some home videos and enjoy making movies with iMovie. After finished the movie editing, you have multiple ways to share your masterpiece: save to computer, transfer to iTunes, share to YouTube, Facebook, MobileMe Gallery, etc. And of course, burn the iMovie project to DVD for better video preservation! Want to burn iMovie to DVD so that you can watch the home movies on DVD player or TV with family and friends? Look no further! Here you'll know how to get it done easily.


Convert iMovie Projects to DVD with Aimersoft DVD Creator for Mac

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To burn DVD from iMovie projects, you should first export iMovie project as videos files by choosing "Share" > "Export Movie". When the videos files are generated, get a Mac DVD burning software to burn the edited video files. Here Aimersoft DVD Creator for Mac is strongly recommended to help you burn DVD from iMovie projects. With it, you can successfully burn iMovie project to DVD disc with super fast speed and high output quality. In addition to iMovie files, it can burn video in almost all regular formats like AVI, FLV, MP4, WMV, MOV, MKV, VOB, etc. to DVD. Moreover, the built-in free video editor and DVD menu templates let you personalize your DVD like a pro. Now download it and follow the steps below to burn your iMovie 08/09/11 project to DVD on Mac OS X (including Yosemite, Mountain Lion and Mavericks) effortlessly. By the way, if you use Windows computer, you can go to Aimersoft DVD Creator.

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After you finished the movie making in iMovie, select the movie project you want to export and click "Share" from the main menu and choose "Export Movie" from the drop-down menu to export iMovie project to video for burning.

Step 1. Add the exported videos to the burner

Run Aimersoft DVD Creator for Mac and click "+" to import the exported iMovie video files or add media files from iPhoto, iTunes, etc. directly and quickly with one click. After the files are loaded, you can rearrange the file list with the up-down arrows.

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Step 2. Edit videos (Optional)

To personalize your DVD files, you can edit iMovie videos or slideshows as well by clicking the "Edit" button. For video files, you can crop the frame size, trim into several clips, append effects, add picture/text watermark, rotate, etc. as the below picture shows.

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Step 3. Customize DVD menus (Optional)

Lots of free static and dynamic DVD menu templates are provided for your choice. You can select the one you like and customize it with your favorite photos, music, frames, buttons, etc. If you don't want the DVD menu, you can simply choose "No Menu".

Step 4. Start burning iMovie files to DVD

At last, click the "Burn" button on the main interface to open the "Burn" window. Insert the blank writable DVD disc to your Mac and choose DVD Disc, then click "Save" to start burning and saving your videos to DVD.

Here is the video tutorial on burning DVD from iMovie exported files:

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Jenny
I trialled aimersoft for mac on an imovie I had created so I could play it on my television. It worked so I paid for a version. The paid version creates dvds that not work on my tv. The free version did. I tried changing the TVstandard to PAL as I am in Australia ...which I didn't do on trial version. I am using the same kind of dvd. The only difference is taht in the trial it said burn disc to "Super drive" but that option does not come up on the paid version it says something else. I am very disappointed.
Norm Vigor
Is Aimersoft only available in MAC version
SpicyGarlicWings
But it does not carry over the chapters that I have added in imovie, correct? You are being vague about this \"feature\". Please just explain it so we all know.
SpicyGarlicWings
You are ignoring the question - \"I created a project in iMovie which included chapters. How do I get the chapters in DVD creator?\"
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Hi, Stacy. You can click the Window button on the top and select Show Media Browser. In this way, you can directly load your projects to the program from iMovie. Besides, we offer 30-day money back guarantee under the acceptable circumstances. You can contact our support team.
Stacy
I am trying to take a movie made in Imovie and burn it to a DVD. There is no option to export movie ( I have the new version of imovie) it allows be to share... then I select file (that is the only option that isn\'t social media) it automatically saves it as an mp4, when I try to drag that to this program I get an error message that says it is not in the correct format. If this program will not convert it how do I go about getting my money back? I have no use for it if it will not make a DVD from imovie. Thank you for your help in advance.
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Hi, you can jump to a particular scene by applying DVD menu. Aimersoft DVD Creator provides you with a bunch of free eye-catching menu templates. You can not only customize the template, add background music, but also use your own image as the menu.
James
Similar to Robert\'s comment ... f you have an iMovie with several \"scenes\" ... is there a way with Aimersoft DVD creator to burn a DVD where you can jump to a particular \"scene\" such as the \"scenes\" with commercially produced DVD movies?
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Hi, Josh. Aimersoft DVD Creator for Mac lets you burn media files not only to DVD, but also to DVD folder, .dvdmedia and ISO files. If you choose to burn your files to a DVD folder, you can get videos with VOB format. Players like VLC supports playing this video format.
Josh
Hi John, I know how to burn a movie to DVD using iDVD. But what I can\'t seem to figure out is how to create a version of the iDVD project that is an electronic version that will play in a Mac or PC video player (such as quicktime or windows media player). I\'m sure this is a really obvious answer or easy to do but for some reason I couldnt figure it out. Essentially, I was to create a file that people can play in their computer\'s video players that I can send electronically Could you please advise!?
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