Out of the Computer
|Well, you've made it this far. You've edited your video and now you're ready to share it with family and friends.
Only one problem: it's in your computer and you'd like to get it out so others can enjoy it.
There are several possibilities:
- Your computer has a video card -- that's how you got the video from your camera into your computer -- so attach cables from the computer's video card (video/audio OUT) to your television monitor (video/audio IN.) What cables and where to attach them will depend on the make and model of your TV and of your computer's video card. You'll have to consult the documentation that came with each to determine this.
- If it's a short video -- under about 20 minutes -- you could burn it as a data DVD. Data DVDs can only be played on a computer. You're simply rendering your video and putting the resulting file onto a DVD blank disc, much like you might put an audio file onto a CD. The Data DVD will hold a great deal more information (a larger file) than will a CD.
- Another option is to make a DVD, using either your editing software, if that's an option; software that came with your computer, Windows Media Center, for example; or a DVD burning program such as Nero or Corel's DVD Movie Factory Pro7
If you're ready to take the plunge and make a DVD, here are some things to keep in mind.
Last updated: 2/11/13
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