In just a few simple steps, you can create your own HD DVDs.
HD DVDs enable you to watch high-definition movies on your TV because of their large capacity. A single-layer disc can hold up to 15 gigabytes of data; a dual-layer disc can hold up to 30 GB. With the use of video editing software and an HD DVD rewritable drive, you can create your own HD DVDs.
1. Install the video editing software of your choice (e.g., Sony Vegas, Nero Vision or Adobe Premiere). This how-to guide is based on Nero Vision.
2. Open Nero Vision and select the “Make Movie” tab from the main menu. A virtual film reel will appear at the bottom of your screen. Click on the blue “Import” button in the middle of the screen and select the video file or files that you wish to burn onto a blank HD DVD. Click “OK.” These files will copy into the “My Media” portion of the program, which is on the top right of the screen.
3. Drag and drop the imported video files from the top right portion of your screen onto the video time line at the bottom. Press the “Export to Video” option. The location of this button varies from program to program; however, it is usually on the bottom right-hand portion of your screen.
4. Choose the output format as HD DVD from the drop-down menu titled “Recording Settings.” This option is on the right-hand side of your screen under the “Set The Parameters For Burning” header.
5. Insert a blank HD DVD disc into your HD DVD rewritable drive. Wait for your computer to recognize the blank disc and then select the “Burn to HD DVD” option on the lower right side of the screen.
6. Wait as your video files are burned onto the HD DVD. Let the disc “finalize,” which ensures that the data on it cannot be overwritten or erased.
7. Remove the disc from the drive when the finalize process is complete. Insert the disc into any HD DVD player and enjoy your movie.