How to Make a Video in iMovie

Follow this tutorial to learn how to export a movie from imovie to idvd, work on the project there and eventually create and burn a disc for the content.


Step 1 – Use the idvd option

With the project opened up in iMovie, all you need to do is go to the Share tab and click on the iDVD option. This will automatically create the video and move it from imovie to iDVD.

all you need to do is go to the Share tab and click on the iDVD option

Step 2 – Export a movie

If the iDVD option is not appearing over there, then you would have to export the movie and manually add it to iDVD.

For that, go to the Share tab and click on the Export Movie option. With that done, a new window will open up. Over there, make sure you have selected the “Large” option for the size. Now you can name the file and choose where it should be saved.

Once you are done, simply click on the Export button.

Export to idvd

Step 3 – Create a new project

Next, open up the iDVD application and create a new project. It will ask you to name the DVD project and configure where it should be saved.

With that done, click on the create button and iDVD would open up.

Create a project in iDVD

Step 4 – Drag the project

Over there, simply drag the project in the application and that’s it. The projected would be automatically loaded in the application.

Drag and drop the project

Step 5 – Preview a theme

On the right hand side, you have themes which can be added to the DVD. If you want to preview how it would look like, simply click on the play icon below.

Add themes to the dvd

Step 6 – Open video

You will notice that the menu will be visible on the screen. If we click on the name there, the video will open up.

View video

Step 7 – OneStep DVD from Movie

If you don’t want a menu to be added with the video, go to the file menu and select the “One Step DVD from Movie” option.

Select OneStep DVD from Movie option

Step 8 – Select the video that you want to add

With that done, the browser window will open up and from there, simply select the video which you want to add to the project.

Add the video to the project

Step 9 – Create & burn a dvd

With that done, you will notice that it will automatically start to create and burn an iDVD.

Burn a dvd

Step 10 – Disc burned successfully

Once the process has been completed, it will notify you that the DVD has been burned successfully.
Now all you need to do is insert the same DVD once more and you will see that the DVD player will automatically open up, playing the file that we just burned.

In this manner, you can burn an idvd.

Disc creation successful