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If your Mac, like all Macs made since about 2001, has a CD burner, you're good to go. This drive can accept either CD-R (recordable) discs, which can't be erased, or CD-RW (rewritable) discs, which are slightly more expensive than standard blank CD-R discs--but you can erase and rerecord them over and over. In fact, if your Mac can burn DVDs (DVD-R or DVD-RW discs), you can use blank DVDs instead of CDs. Either way, the following steps show you how to use discs as data repositories for backing up your QuickTime movies and iMovie projects. The resulting disc will not play on a TV. (For that, see Chapter 15.) You can buy blank CDs and DVDs very inexpensively in bulk via the Web. (To fnd the best prices, visit or and search for the terms blank CD-R or blank CD-RW.) Insert a blank disc into your Mac. After a moment, the Mac displays a dialog box asking, in effect, what you want to do with this blank CD (Figure 12-9, top). Choose Open Finder and click OK. You'll see the disc's icon appear on the desktop after a moment (Figure 12-9, middle). At this point, you can begin dragging your QuickTime movie fles or iMovie project fles onto it, exactly as though it were a teeny, tiny hard drive. You can add, remove, reorganize, and rename the fles on it just as you would in any standard Finder window. You can even rename the disc itself just Burning QuickTime Movie CDs