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Exporting to the Media Browser

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Video: Exporting to the Media Browser

Now, let's continue looking at our Sharing options in iMovie, found under the Share menu. Previously, we exported a mobile and Medium version of our project to iTunes. Now, let's look at the Media Browser option. The Media Browser is sort of the central location, or library, shared by all the iLife applications from where you can access your photos, music, and videos from all the other iLife applications. Now what's not really obvious is that when I shared these versions of the iMovie project with iTunes in the previous movie, I actually added those versions to my Media Browser. Again, I can see that I shared this with iTunes by going over to iTunes, and here I can find those copies of the video that I exported.

Exporting to the Media Browser

Now, let's continue looking at our Sharing options in iMovie, found under the Share menu. Previously, we exported a mobile and Medium version of our project to iTunes. Now, let's look at the Media Browser option. The Media Browser is sort of the central location, or library, shared by all the iLife applications from where you can access your photos, music, and videos from all the other iLife applications. Now what's not really obvious is that when I shared these versions of the iMovie project with iTunes in the previous movie, I actually added those versions to my Media Browser. Again, I can see that I shared this with iTunes by going over to iTunes, and here I can find those copies of the video that I exported.

But if I open up other iLife Applications, like iWeb, and I create a new page, maybe a movie page, and I go over to the Media Browser here under Movies, notice we have iMovie listed here, and here I find my Surfing Ventura movie. So notice we have both the Medium and the Mobile versions available to us here. So I can instantly drag one of these movies to this Movie Placeholder here on my iWebpage, and it's instantly added. I can publish this right to the web without having to export another version of this movie from iMovie.

So you can see all of my projects that I've created in iMovie are now available here. But notice if I click on one of these other projects, I'll see a message telling me that this movie project can't be used yet because it hasn't been prepared for sharing, meaning I haven't shared it to my Media Browser or to iTunes, and that's the same for Snap to Beat and Surfing Trailer, all of which we've created in the course of this training title. But I did export the movies for Surfing Ventura, which is why they are not showing up here. Hide iWeb for the moment. Similarly, if I go into GarageBand and let's say I am working with a podcast-- Just create a new one called Podcast.

Again, if I go to the Movies in the Media Browser here, I'll see the same thing. Here is my Surfing Ventura movies, and again, here are my movies, and the versions that I exported. Again, I can just drag that into my GarageBand project. Once it processes it, there it is! You can see a little preview playing up here. So again, when you export the iTunes you are exporting to the Media Browser.

This means that you only have to export your movie once to use it in any other iLife application that can work with video. But if you don't want your movie to be stored in iTunes, you can also just go to the Share menu and choose Media Browser. Notice that the Mobile and Medium versions are already grayed out because I've already published versions at that size to my Media Browser. So let's choose Large and then click Publish. That's all I really had to do: just pick a size and click Publish. So now iMovie is doing its thing again where it's creating the large version of the movie.

Now, it's done. So if I go back to one of my other iLife applications, like GarageBand, and now when I look under the Movies in Media Browser, you can see we have the Mobile, Medium, and now we also have the Large version. So all three versions are now available here, and the same would go if we look the Media Browser in iWeb or in iDVD. The movie does not get added to iTunes, though. There's no media browser in iTunes. So if you want to send the movie to iTunes, you have to choose that option in iMovie. Again, that's Share > iTunes. So that's what happens when you share to the Media Browser.

It's very useful when you plan on using your movies in other iLife applications.

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iMovie 11 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      59s
  2. 1m 6s
    1. Making sure you have the latest version of iMovie
      1m 6s
  3. 19m 13s
    1. Types of connections
      1m 58s
    2. Importing from a tape-based camera
      5m 40s
    3. Importing from a memory-based camera
      4m 8s
    4. Importing from a digital still camera
      3m 31s
    5. Importing from other sources
      2m 24s
    6. Capturing live action
      1m 32s
  4. 11m 55s
    1. Interface overview
      2m 8s
    2. The Event Library and Event Browser
      4m 9s
    3. Selecting and adding clips to a project
      3m 3s
    4. The toolbar
      2m 35s
  5. 23m 53s
    1. Organizing events
      4m 28s
    2. Rating clips
      3m 26s
    3. Advanced rating tools
      2m 34s
    4. Tagging with keywords
      5m 6s
    5. Automatically finding people in your clips
      2m 15s
    6. Moving events to a different hard drive
      2m 15s
    7. Deleting unwanted clips from your hard drive
      3m 49s
  6. 26m 40s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 36s
    2. Adding clips to the project
      5m 46s
    3. Trimming and slip edits
      3m 40s
    4. Fine-tuning clips
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips
      3m 0s
    6. Cropping and rotating
      5m 11s
    7. The advanced Edit tool
      2m 14s
    8. Using a traditional timeline
      2m 7s
  7. 51m 55s
    1. Creating and adjusting still clips
      3m 22s
    2. Incorporating photos
      5m 48s
    3. Adjusting color
      5m 51s
    4. Using transitions
      9m 5s
    5. Adding titles
      4m 1s
    6. Using one-step effects
      2m 14s
    7. Stabilizing video
      5m 7s
    8. Using green screen effects
      7m 0s
    9. Creating movie trailers
      9m 27s
  8. 36m 21s
    1. Adjusting audio levels and position
      6m 8s
    2. Adding music and sound effects
      7m 15s
    3. Adding background music
      6m 48s
    4. Adding a voiceover
      5m 4s
    5. Extracting audio from other clips
      2m 58s
    6. Editing to the beat
      8m 8s
  9. 35m 11s
    1. Exporting to iTunes
      4m 58s
    2. Exporting to the Media Browser
      3m 37s
    3. Sharing to iDVD
      51s
    4. Publishing to a MobileMe web gallery
      4m 26s
    5. Publishing to YouTube, Vimeo, and iReport
      4m 39s
    6. Publishing to Facebook
      2m 49s
    7. Exporting QuickTime movies
      2m 29s
    8. Exporting a project for Final Cut
      2m 26s
    9. Changing published projects
      57s
    10. Finalizing your project
      2m 5s
    11. Moving a project to another Mac
      5m 54s
  10. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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