Chapter 16. Share to the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, and iDVD
In case you haven’t noticed, Apple thinks that one of the classic
destinations for your home movies—DVDs—is ancient history. What Apple
really wants you to do with your videos is post
them to the Web (see Chapter 15) or
transfer them to another Apple device, like an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch,
or Apple TV.
The bulk of this chapter covers those latter options: sending your
finished masterpiece to another fine piece of Apple merchandise.
But if you’re a DVD holdout—and you have iDVD
on your Mac from an earlier version of iMovie (see iDVD)—you’ll learn how to save your movies old school, out
of iMovie, into iDVD, and, finally, onto DVD.
To share a video in iMovie, click the Share icon in iMovie’s
toolbar, or choose File→Share. iMovie displays a list of destinations
(iMovie Theater, Email, iTunes, and so on). When you
select one, iMovie gets to work sewing up your film in a format suited
to its eventual home. The details of sharing for each destination are
in the following sections.
Until this version of iMovie, sharing your project to an iDevice
required a trip to iTunes, which added an extra and cumbersome step to
the whole sharing process. In recent years, however, Apple has
replaced iTunes as the interim medium with one that’s much more
convenient—iCloud, Apple’s online storage locker. You can
wirelessly tap into files saved “in the cloud” from any Apple gadget.
For example, with an iCloud ...
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