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This course covers the entire photographic workflow in Apple Aperture, from import to enhancement to output. Author Derrick Story covers organizing image collections with star ratings, labels, and Smart Albums, and using the image editing tools to adjust exposure, retouch flaws, and correct color balance issues. And one of the most noteworthy features in Aperture is explored in detail: its ability to store video clips alongside the stills from digital cameras, then combine them to create stunning multimedia slideshows.
This course was updated on 10/03/12. Updated movies cover the features added through version 3.3, including Retina display support, iCloud photo sharing, streamlined integration with iPhoto, and much more.
So, yes you can play your movies in Aperture and show them off to your heart's content on your nice big screen, if you have that. But there are times when you may want to share this work in other ways. Maybe you want to play it on you iPhone or maybe you want to send it to somebody or put it on YouTube. Whatever you want to do, you can pretty much do it by using the Export function that we have right up here. You just go up to the Export button once you have authored your presentation, and you get this little dialog box.
We're going to actually put our image here in the Exercise Files. So, that actually be in there, and we are going to call it the Great Outdoors Movie. Then we have some presets here, and these presets work great. I know this because I have tested them, and I just love them. So, if you want to send it out to the iPhone or the iPod Touch, just choose the preset. If you are going up the YouTube or MobileMe, you have a preset for that. Apple TV, HD 720p and then full on HD, but you want to make sure that the content in your movie, if you are going to send it out to this high of resolution, is at that resolution, or you will get some sampling up, and it could be slightly ugly.
So, if you go are going to go big HD, make sure you have big HD content in there. Right now, we are going to send it to the iPhone. Oh, by the way, you do have a Custom. It's not a full head-on Custom with the QuickTime, Export box, but you do get a few choices here in Custom Frame Rate, and you get a choice of two codecs and the pixel dimensions. But for the most part, I think you'll be happy with the presets, and the presets generally accommodate most of our needs. Now I do not want to send the slideshow to iTunes.
So, I am going to uncheck that box right there, and we are ready to go. So, you just hit the Export button, and Aperture will gather up all the assets, and it will do its work. Now obviously, if you have a big movie, it will not go this fast. Obviously, if you have an older computer, it may go a little bit slower. In fact, this may be a time to grab that ice cold soft drink that you've been craving while you have been working on your movie. Or if you ever really slow computer and a really big movie, you might want to grab a bite to eat.
Fortunately for us, small movie, fast computer, and we are almost ready to go here. So, I'm going to go ahead and minimize our Aperture environment here. Let's go to Exercise Files, and let's take a look at our movie. There is our movie right there, 3.4 MB, not bad at all. So, I want to play the movie. Now sometimes if you double-click on it on a M4V, you might launch iTunes. So, I am going to right-click instead and say I want to open it with QuickTime.
I want to watch it in QuickTime. Just to be on the safe side, we will pull that volume down a bit, because I do value your hearing. Then we will play. (Music playing.) There's our movie. It will play perfectly on an iPhone or iPod Touch. And you can also just send this to someone. Now all of your options are open. Everything is right here, and it's not too big that's kind of - I mean 3.4 MB is really not bad at all.
So, that's how you get your movies out of Aperture so that you can share them with other people, and you do it just via this little Export button right there.
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