Video:iMovie Export for Webwith Isaac Brody
Now that your video's edited, learn how to export it in the most efficient and appropriate way for your medium- whether web or email, share the highest quality product with your audience.See Transcript
Transcript:iMovie Export for WebHi, I'm Isaac Brody for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to export your movie from Apple iMovie to the web.
iMovie Export - EmailAfter you've completed your editing and have everything arranged on your timeline to export to web go to file share. This brings up the export window with a bunch of options. The first option is email your movie to friends and family. You can choose which email program to use and you can give it a name.
Keep in mind that this compresses the movie a lot, shrinks the size, and lowers the quality. iMovie even estimates the filesize of the final clip.
Exporting to a Mac AccountThe next option is to publish your movie on an online dot mac account if you've purchased one. The videocamera option is for going back to a digital video camera and the iDVD option is for going to DVD.
iMovie Quicktime Web ExportBut I'll skip those and go to the quicktime option since were going to web. We can select click on the compress movie for dropdown menu and choose from various default settings. If you wanted a full size movie at full quality, not ideal for web, you'd select full quality DV. If you want to do quick and easy web settings, choose the web option. A description of the compression and filesize appears below.
Customizing your Export SettingsBut I want more control so I'll select expert settings and click share. A window pops up asking me to name and set a location for my file. In the export dropdown menu there are options for exporting to flash, ipod, and many others. I'll keep it on quicktime movie and click on options. If I click settings I can adjust options.
Custom CompressionUnder compression type I'll select H264 and hit ok. If I wanted to change the size I'd click the size button and change the dimensions. I'll go to custom and insert 480 by 360 and click OK.
I'll leave the sound on the default setting and click ok. And I'll hit save.
After a few moments my movie will be complete. And after it's finished I'll find my movie, double click on it and there's my movie.
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