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Exporting QuickTime movies


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iMovie 11 Essential Training

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Video: Exporting QuickTime movies

Now, let's look at some final options we have for exporting and sharing our iMovie project. Below the dividing line under the Share menu, we have Export Movie, Export using QuickTime, and Export Final Cut XML. Now, Export Movie is just like exporting to iTunes or to the Media Browser in terms of options. You can choose Mobile, Medium, Large, HD 720p, or HD 1080p. The only real difference here is that instead of storing the movie in iTunes or in the Media Browser, you're placing the movie somewhere on your Mac. Notice we can choose where we want to save this movie here.
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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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iMovie 11 Essential Training
3h 28m Beginner Feb 03, 2011

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In iMovie 11 Essential Training, author Garrick Chow illustrates the process of creating high-quality video using iMovie 11. The course covers the entire post-production process, from importing audio, video, and still images to adding effects, creating trailers, and sharing your finished projects on social networks. Also included are tutorials on adjusting audio levels, automatically identifying clips that include faces, and using green screen effects. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing footage and stills
  • Organizing and locating clips using ratings and keyword tags
  • Cropping, trimming, splitting, and fine-tuning clips
  • Inserting transitions between clips
  • Applying One-Step effects
  • Stabilizing shaky footage
  • Adding background music and voiceovers
  • Synchronizing footage to specific points of an audio track
  • Publishing content to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook
  • Exporting movies and projects
Subjects:
Video Video Editing Computer Skills (Mac)
Software:
iMovie
Author:
Garrick Chow

Exporting QuickTime movies

Now, let's look at some final options we have for exporting and sharing our iMovie project. Below the dividing line under the Share menu, we have Export Movie, Export using QuickTime, and Export Final Cut XML. Now, Export Movie is just like exporting to iTunes or to the Media Browser in terms of options. You can choose Mobile, Medium, Large, HD 720p, or HD 1080p. The only real difference here is that instead of storing the movie in iTunes or in the Media Browser, you're placing the movie somewhere on your Mac. Notice we can choose where we want to save this movie here.

I can then expand this and then pick any hard drive on my Mac or any other location on my Mac to save this movie. For instance, I might want to save a version on the Desktop. Actually, let's go ahead and select Desktop. So maybe, for example, you just edited a movie for a coworker as a favor and you have no need to keep copy of his nephew's eighth birthday party on your computer. You would just choose a save location, choose one of the sizes, and then click Export. Once the file is on your Mac, you can burn it to a disc or even e-mail it if it's small enough. Now the only thing all the share options have had in common up to this point is that the only decision you have to make, in fact the only decision you can make about the quality of the final movie is what size you want it to be.

iMovie uses these same five preset settings for all your movies. Now in most cases, this is probably all anyone is going to need. But if you know how to use QuickTime Pro and are educated in compression settings for video and audio, you might be looking to exert a little more control over your final project. Let me cancel out of here. So in times like that, you can choose Share > Export using QuickTime. Again, you can choose a location to where you want to save the movie. What this option gives you is complete manual control over the size and compression settings of the movie you export and what type of movie format you want to export.

So we can choose to export this to an Apple TV format, as an AVI file, as a DV stream, to the iPhone, as an MPEG-4, or you can even just export the audio track as an AIFF, an AU, or a Wave file. So you can choose from any of these preset settings, but if you know what you're doing--or even if you don't and you just want to experiment--you can choose Movie to QuickTime Movie and then click Options. From here, you have access to every single compression type that's available through QuickTime. Just go to Settings, and you can see all the different compression types that are available here.

You might even have more installed on your Mac. Now, we could literally have an entire several-hour-long tutorial on just using QuickTime Pro, but for now, just know that this option is available to people who want more control over the settings of the exported movie.

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