How to Burn Video to DVD on Mac without iDVD
By: Clarence Hill
The following steps will guide you to burn videos to DVD with another professional Mac DVD Creator software.
Step 1: Organize Your Slideshow Click the Add button to add the video files you want to burn. The added videos will be shown in thumbnails in the right pane. You can sort the order of the added video files by drag them in the pane. Click the Add Slideshow button (the first button from the left above the storyboard).
Step 2: Edit Video (Optional)
If you want to edit a video, you can select the file by clicking on it, and click the Edit button (the first button from the left). Then you will find two options to edit it: Crop, Effect and Trim.
The Crop function lets you remove the unwanted parts or black sides of your video. You can just drag the crop frame or set the crop values to specify the area you want to keep.
The Effect function lets you set video brightness/saturation/contrast and apply a video filer. If your video has lines across the screen, you can select the Deinterlace option to remove the lines.
You can also trim your video files to capture your favorite clips. To trim a video file, you can just drag the Start slider to set the beginning of the clip and the drag End slider to set the end. And the clip from the Start slider to the End slider will be captured.
Step 3: Customize DVD Menu (Optional)
Click the Menu button on the lower right corner to customize your DVD menu. There are different styles of built-in templates, frames and buttons for your choice. To apply a template, frame or button, you can just double click it. You can even add text, background music and background image to customize the menu. If you want to edit an element (template, frame, button or text) on the menu, you can just click on the element and edit it in the right pane.
Step 4 Preview Your DVD Project (Optional)
Click the Preview button (the third button from the Menu button) to preview your DVD project with the preview control buttons. This step is to help you decide if everything is what you have expected. If not, you can go back to any of the previous steps to make changes to your project.
Step 5 Start Burning
After you finish the four steps above, click the Burn button (to the left of the Burn button) to make burning settings:
DVD Label: Write a label for your DVD disc.
Temp Folder: Specify a directory to save the temporary files generated during the DVD creation.
Burn to: This is step is to let you select an output option. If you want o burn your project directly to the DVD disc you have inserted in your DVD-ROM, you can just select "DVD". You can also choose to create DVD files on your computer by selecting the "DVD Folder" option or create an ISO file by selecting the "ISO" option.
DVD Options: Select a DVD burning drive to burn your DVD project. (only when you have selected "DVD" as the "Burn to" option.
TV Standard: Select the correct TV Standard for your DVD disc. If you want to play the burned disc on the USA or Canada, you should choose the "NTSC" option. If you are from Europe, Australia or New Zealand, "PAL" will be the mostly used option.
Aspect Ratio: If your TV is a regular TV, just select 4:3. If your TV is a wide screen TV, you should select 16:9.
Click Start to start burning your videos. You can now go get a cup of coffee or tea and wait till the burning is finished.
Now you can enjoy your memories and share them with your friends and family.
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