Burn iMovie Video to DVD
When finish your iMovie project, you may want to export iMovie to DVD to better preserve it or share it. To burn iMovie video to DVD, first of all, make sure that you have the iDVD installed on your Mac. Otherwise, you might have to purchase the software online. If you’re lucky, you could still re-install iDVD from an old re-installer disk that’s lying around somewhere. On the other hand, make sure that you have sufficient internal disc space available. Then go to "Share" > "iDVD" to burn iMovie to DVD.
However, as a new owner of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you will soon realize that iDVD is no longer offered or bundled as part of the iLife package. In this situation, third-party Mac DVD burning software is highly recommended to burn a DVD from iMovie.
Part 1: Recommended software to burn iMovie to DVD
To burn iMovie video to DVD in high quality, an all-in-one DVD Burner - DVD Creator for Mac is highly recommended. It helps you convert iMovie video to DVD easily with massive beautifully designed DVD menu templates. You can also choose different output formats such as DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO files to burn. Besides, the built-in video editor can also help you do some basic editing tasks to your video.
Step 1. Export iMovie project to video
To burn iMovie to DVD, you need to first export iMovie project to videos. So when an iMovie project is completed, select it and click "Share" at the top of the window in the Menu bar. And on the following list, choose "Export Movie...".
A small window will show up and let you choose where to store the videos, and what format to save iMovie project to. Here you are suggested to choose Large or HD 720p to save iMovie project to high quality video for burning to DVD. The default output folder is Movies. Then, follow the guide below to burn the exported iMovie files to DVD.
Step 2. Load your iMovie video
Run iMovie to DVD creator, and then click "Create a New Project" to enter into the program's interface. After that, simply drag your iMovie videos directly into the program window, or slide out Media Browse to load any video created with iMovie in one click.
Step 3. Customize a DVD menu (optional)
iMovie to DVD converter provides more than 90 free templates for professional DVD authoring. Click Menu on the bottom of the program window, and then pick up your favorite one to customize it. It's worth mentioning that, all buttons, frames, titles, and thumbnails are freely adjustable.
Step 4. Start burning iMovie files to DVD
Now you've come to the last step, hit the Burn icon to access the "Burn" window. Insert a black DVD-R D5 or D9 as per your content capacity, and set the TV standard like NTSC or PAL. At last, click "Save" to start burning.
Part 2: More software options to burn DVD in Mac
Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is not only a powerful DVD burner, but also a video converter, video editor & video downloader. It lets you burn iMovie video to DVD at an ultrafast speed and with no quality loss. You can choose from various pre-made DVD menu to make the output works more professional. Another good point is the simple editing features which enables you to trim, crop, add subtitle or effect to enrich your video. Learn more >>
Video Editor for Mac is a great video editing program to edit and export video to DVD. With it, you can seamlessly put together video clips, music & text, effects to get a professional-looking home movie in minutes. When the editing is done, it offers the one-stop option to burn your video to DVD without hassle. Learn More >>
Burn is a popular Mac DVD burn program which help you create a wide range of video discs, from VideoCD to DVD-Video discs, and DivX discs to fit more of your videos on a disc. You can also choose an interactive menu in Burn or create your own. Other than that, Burn can convert your video and audio files to the right format. You can also set the options for quality and size. Learn more >>