How to Import Camcorder Video to iDVD

iDVD is a great DVD burning tool on Mac. It lets you "create and burn professional-looking DVDs to share your movies and photo slideshows.” Well, your extraordinary DVD may stop because of some format limitation – iDVD supports iMovie movie, QuickTime supported files and other video in proper file formats.

To import your camera video to iDVD so you can create your own DVDs, the first thing you need to do is convert your camera video to iDVD video – cameras generally use AVCHD(MTS/M2TS), MOD, TOD and more to save video clips which are incompatible with iDVD, so you have to convert the video format first. Here's how:

For this tutorial, iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac is used to convert camera video to iDVD. It’s magnificent at converting video and audio in all popular formats. Actually, this Mac Converter enables you to directly burn your camera video to DVD. You can also customize DVD menus, DVD themes and more easily.

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Import your camera video to this camera video to iDVD Converter

After the download, install and launch this Mac Converter, click Video option to go to the main interface. Then drag & drop your camera video file(s) directly to it, or you can go up to the top menu bar > File > Import > Add Video Files. You can add several video files to the Converter for converting at a time. Batch conversions are supported.

(If you want to create your DVD directly with iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac here, choose Burn DVD option at the very beginning. Detailed info: User Guide of iMedia Converter for Mac.)

Moreover, the Mac camera to iDVD Converter even provides some neat edit functions to improve your video. For example, you can merge several video clips into one to get a continuous video file. You can also trim the video to get rid of the unwanted parts for creating your own marvelous movie.

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Choose an output format

On the item bar, click the format icon to open the output video settings window, then click the format box in the middle of the window to drop down the output formats list.

If you only want to convert the camera video to iDVD video and burn the video to DVD via iDVD, here you can choose iDVD preset under the Apple software. By selecting the preset for iDVD, you won’t need to adjust the video output settings by yourself.

If you want to create your DVD directly with iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac here, go to User Guide of iMedia Converter for Mac for more info.

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Start to convert camera video to iDVD on Mac OS X

Click the Convert button at the bottom of the main interface. And the rest will be done automatically by the Mac software.


Import the output video to iDVD

Launch iDVD > Create a new project > Name the project and set the output folder > drag the converted video to iDVD > customize the DVD settings like DVD theme > Click Done.

That's all. Have fun!

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