Export Quicktime Movie / Quicktime Conversion

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Quicktime Movie vs. Quicktime Conversion

While we recommend export using Compressor, you may also export using the older method of exporting directly from Final Cut Pro

Export a Quicktime Movie – when you are going to create a DVD – the file will be large and uncompressed, and need to stay on your external drive with your original raw media footage.

Export Using Quicktime Conversion – when you want to create a compressed file for distribution – most often for posting on the web, or distributing by email or CD-ROM.

Export Using Quicktime Conversion for Distribution of a .mov

When you are ready to export a .mov out of your Final Cut Pro sequence, go to “File > Export > Using QuickTime Conversion”

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In the “Save” dialog, pick a location for the new file, make sure “Format” is set on “QuickTime Movie” and then click on the “Options” button

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In the “Movie Settings” dialog, click on “Settings”

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In the “Standard Video Compression Settings” dialog, set “Compression Type: H.264” You can also adjust Compressor Quality higher or lower depending on how large of a file you want (higher quality = larger file). Click “OK”

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In the “Movie Settings” dialog, click on “Size”

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In the Export Size Settings, click on the “Dimensions” dropdown menu and select the native size of your project. Standard definition digital video is NTSC 720×480 4:3 (widescreen or anamorphic is 16:9). Click “OK”

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In the Movie Settings dialog, check that “Sound” is selected, and that the sample rate, size and channels are all set – you can go in and modify these clicking on the “Settings” button below “Sound”

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At the bottom of the Movie Settings dialog, you can check or uncheck for Fast Start on Internet streaming (if posting to the web)

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Now click OK. Congratulations!! Once QuickTime has finished export, you will have a self-contained QuickTime .mov ready for distribution.

Export a Quicktime Movie For iDVD

Go to File > Export and choose Quicktime Movie

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In the Save dialog

1. “Save As:. . .” in your Movies folder (so the video will appear in iDVD’s browser) 2. Select the following:
“Setting: Uncompressed 10-bit NTSC 48khz”

“Include: Audio and Video”

“Markers: None”

DESELECT “Make Movie Self-Contained” (this will result in a faster export and smaller file, but it will only work on your external drive).
Now click the “Save” button in the bottom right. You are ready to create an iDVD project with your Quicktime movie

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Export Using Quicktime Conversion for Distribution of a .mov

When you are ready to export a .mov out of your Final Cut Pro sequence, go to “File > Export > Using QuickTime Conversion”

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In the “Save” dialog, pick a location for the new file, make sure “Format” is set on “QuickTime Movie” and then click on the “Options” button

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In the “Movie Settings” dialog, click on “Settings”

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In the “Standard Video Compression Settings” dialog, set “Compression Type: H.264” You can also adjust Compressor Quality higher or lower depending on how large of a file you want (higher quality = larger file). Click “OK”

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In the “Movie Settings” dialog, click on “Size”

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In the Export Size Settings, click on the “Dimensions” dropdown menu and select the native size of your project. Standard definition digital video is NTSC 720×480 4:3 (widescreen or anamorphic is 16:9). Click “OK”

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In the Movie Settings dialog, check that “Sound” is selected, and that the sample rate, size and channels are all set – you can go in and modify these clicking on the “Settings” button below “Sound”

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At the bottom of the Movie Settings dialog, you can check or uncheck for Fast Start on Internet streaming (if posting to the web)

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Now click OK. Congratulations!! Once QuickTime has finished export, you will have a self-contained QuickTime .mov ready for distribution.