I’m sure a lot of you have noticed by now that the ‘Export to DVD’ option is now gone from iMovie. Also gone are the CD/DVD drives in all new Macs. Probably a correlation there. Here are some options for sharing your home movies now out of iMovie.
If you have an Apple TV then this is a perfect opportunity to use it. If you’ve seen the newest holiday Apple commercial you’ve seen a boy send a family movie to the TV in the family room off of his phone…this is done using these new sharing options through iMovie and iTunes.
After finishing a movie in iMovie, click on the ‘Share’ option on the top bar of the window.
In the ‘Share’ drop down menu you will be able to select from a variety of iLife Apps and other Apple programs to send it to. From here you can also just save the movie to your desktop by clicking on ‘file’ and send directly through email. Other options include sharing directly to Vimeo, Facebook, or YouTube. We suggest sharing your iMovie to the first option ‘Theater’.
By sharing directly to theater you will be able to access and watch the movie on any of your synced iDevices including iPhone and Apple TV.
The same is true for sharing to your iTunes library. Once the movie is shared with iTunes you can view it by clicking on the ‘Home videos’ tab on the top of the Movies page and seeing it there. You can also access your movie library through your Apple TV on your home TV.
As weird as it is to think, the world is getting away more and more from CDs and DVDs. All new Mac products come without CD drives. You can always purchase an external drive if you can’t live without one, even an external blueray drive to take on trips and watch your favorite shows! Now you can successfully share your home movies through iMovie to all your other devices without having to burn the difficult discs!
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