Movie Options Dialog Box (macOS)

The Movie Options dialog box allows you to configure the video and audio settings when exporting a movie in QuickTime Movie (.mov) format on macOS.

Parameter Description


Allows you to select which algorithm to use to compress the video data. The following video codecs are supported:

  • H.264: A very effective lossy compression algorithm that is commonly supported by web browsers and media players.
  • H.265: Same compression quality as H.264, but with a smaller compression size. This is useful for videos intended for the web and mobile devices. Not supported on all major browsers or operating systems.
  • Apple ProRes 422: A nearly lossless compression algorithm commonly used for video editing on Apple systems. This codec is optimized for preserving video quality, but not for publishing or streaming.
  • Apple ProRes 422 HQ: Preserves visual quality at the same high level as Apple ProRes 4444 but for 4:2:2 image sources (cleaner footage for things like green screening). Heavier than Apple ProRes 422 for real-time editing performance.
  • Apple ProRes 422 LT: A more highly compressed codec than Apple ProRes 422, with roughly 70 percent of the data rate and 30 percent smaller file sizes. This codec is perfect for environments with limited storage capacity and data rates.
  • Apple ProRes 422 Proxy: An even more highly compressed codec than Apple ProRes 422 LT, intended for use in offline workflows that require low data rates but full-resolution video.
  • Apple ProRes 4444: A nearly lossless compression algorithm commonly used for video editing on Apple systems. Compared to Apple ProRes 422, this codec preserves more colour detail and supports transparency. However, it results in heavier file sizes.


Check this option if you want to export a video with transparency.

NOTE This option is only available when exporting with the Apple ProRes 4444 codec. Other codecs do not support transparency.


Uncheck this checkbox if you want to export a movie without an audio track.

NOTE The Sound section of this dialog is not available if you are exporting an EDL/AAF/XML sequence, as this type of export creates video files with no audio track and export sound clips in separate sound files.


Allows you to select the sample rate, or frequency, in which to export the audio track for the movie.

NOTE Storyboard Pro cannot export audio at a higher sample rate than 22.050 kHz. If you select a higher sample rate, your project's audio will be upsampled, which means it will take more disc space without increasing in quality.


Allows you to select whether to export the movie's audio track using the Mono or Stereo channel mode.

NOTE Stereo sound has a separate track for the left and right speakers, whereas mono sound only has a single audio track for all speakers.