Do you want to burn HD movies to a DVD by using iDVD on your Mac OS? If so, have you ever met throuble when you tried to ingest files to iDVD? Yesterday, I found some Mac users want to burn some
AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MXF, H.264 MOV footages from FCP, FCE, iMovie or HD camcorders in iDVD to create a DVD. But they couldn't transfer the HD videos to the DVD creator. Why? I found many users
didn't know the iDVD tool.
iDVD is a DVD-creation application for Mac OS X users. It allows the user to burn QuickTime Movies, MP3 music, and digital photos to a DVD that was then played on a commercial DVD player. And it can write to DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs. It has several versions, the latest version is iDVD '09 (7.x). But the app has been discontinued for a 2 years. Please note that the app only surpports to import QuickTime movies smaller than the standard DVD size of 720 x 540 pixels (NTSC) or 768 x 576 pixels (PAL) are scaled to fit the DVD window, which means you have to reduce the resource HD video quality firstly.
Now, you should know why you can't successfully copy the HD files to iDVD. Then how to smoothly get movies to iDVD? To burn videos to a DVD with iDVD, you have to use a all-in-one Video Converter, surpports any video format conversion, to help you convert videos to iDVD's file format on Mac OS X. Here I advice you to use the Brorsoft Mac Video to iDVD Converter. It is an easy-to-use software to freely set video/audio parameters for getting the best quality.
Then how to convert movies to QuickTime with best video/audio settings for importing to iDVD?
First, launch the brorsoft video converter on your Mac and open it to add videos you want to convert.
Secondly, click on "format" bar and move your mouse to "QuickTime movie formats" to choose the
Next, click "convert" to start converting videos, movies to QuickTime format. As soon as the conversion is completed, you can find the converted file by clicking "open".
PS: If you want to set video/audio parameters to burn with best quality, please click "settings".
Tip: The video size must be smaller than 720 x 540 pixels (NTSC) or 768 x 576 pixels (PAL).
Last, open your iDVD with "Creat A New Project", and choose the file path, Aspect Ratio and theme, then directly drag and drop the above covnerted video to the DVD creator for burning.
Tip: Before burning your DVD, be sure you have at least twice as much free space as your project uses available on your hard disk, to allow for encoding and burning.