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I am trying to copy my old vhs tapes to dvd. I used imovie (5.0.2) to import them and now am stuck. How do I get from imovie into toast to burn a dvd? I can't get Toast 8 to accept the movieproject format or if I save to idvd, I can't get Toast to accept that either. If I 'share' to quicktime, there is no option for a dvd, only cd. Thanks.

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If your iMovie project file is in the Movies folder (its default location) then choose Movies from the Toast Media Browser (that's a separate window; if you don't see it choose Show Media Browser in the Toast Windows menu). Your iMovie project will show up there. Now drag it to the Video window with DVD video selected as the format. Proceed with preparing the menu the way you want and either burn your DVD or Save as Disc Image.

 

If you Save as Disc Image you can preview it with DVD Player to see if it is the way you want it to be before burning the DVD using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window. The disc image must be mounted before it can be viewed with DVD Player. Control click on the .toast image file in the Finder and choose Mount It from the contextual menu.

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Thanks for your suggestion. I 'saved' an imovieproject but didn't 'share' it to iDVD. I then tried dragging the iMovieproject file into Toast and it gave me an "unsupported format" error message. Should I be able to save a project in iMovie and just drag that file in? Then I thought I might have to 'share' the movie so I did that and sent it to iDVD (which I don't like using). Then I tried to move the imovieproject file into Toast and this time it worked. Is it necessary to 'share' the imovieproject before Toast will recognize it? The extension of the file didn't change from imovieproject?

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Thanks for your suggestion. I 'saved' an imovieproject but didn't 'share' it to iDVD. I then tried dragging the iMovieproject file into Toast and it gave me an "unsupported format" error message. Should I be able to save a project in iMovie and just drag that file in? Then I thought I might have to 'share' the movie so I did that and sent it to iDVD (which I don't like using). Then I tried to move the imovieproject file into Toast and this time it worked. Is it necessary to 'share' the imovieproject before Toast will recognize it? The extension of the file didn't change from imovieproject?

It is not necessary to share the iMovie project. But I highly recommend using the Toast Media Browser to select and add your movie to the main Toast window. Check the Toast User Guide (Toast Help) to read its recommendations on adding iMovie projects.

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So, it is just a coincidence that it worked after I 'shared' to iDVD? Any idea why it would have given me the "unsupported format" error message the first time I tried to drag it in?

 

Toast's instructions are just like yours: "To add an iMovie HD project, first save your project and quit iMovie. Then add the saved iMovie project file into the Content Area. You do not need to do any special export formatting in iMovie prior to adding the project to Toast."

 

 

 

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So, it is just a coincidence that it worked after I 'shared' to iDVD? Any idea why it would have given me the "unsupported format" error message the first time I tried to drag it in?

 

Toast's instructions are just like yours: "To add an iMovie HD project, first save your project and quit iMovie. Then add the saved iMovie project file into the Content Area. You do not need to do any special export formatting in iMovie prior to adding the project to Toast."

I need to practice this to refresh my memory. The iMovie HD application saved the movie in a project file that contains lots of stuff. Toast knows where to look inside that project for the edited movie. I think iMovie 08 does things a little differently and the advice I was giving was based on the former version. I'll do a test and get back to you. I'm presuming you're using iMovie 08.

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I am trying to copy my old vhs tapes to dvd. I used imovie (5.0.2) to import them and now am stuck. How do I get from imovie into toast to burn a dvd? I can't get Toast 8 to accept the movieproject format or if I save to idvd, I can't get Toast to accept that either. If I 'share' to quicktime, there is no option for a dvd, only cd. Thanks.

 

 

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Thanks for that. I wasn't paying attention. iMovie 5.0.2 hides your edited movie inside a project file. Toast uses the Media Browser to look inside the project file to find the edited movie. Make sure you select the movie using the Media Browser (which is a separate window from the main Toast window). If you don't see the Media Browser, go to the Windows menu and choose Show Media Browser. If you project file is in the Movies folder, choose Movies with the top button of the Media Browser to see your movie in the list.

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