Export to Movie Dialog Box

The Export Movie window lets you export your storyboard and animatic as a movie file which you can share and play back. You can export your movie file in different formats (QuickTime, SWF movie (Flash), jpeg, targa) and as image sequences.

NOTE: See Exporting a Movie to learn how to use this feature.
Parameter Description

Destination Path


Lets you specify the name and location of the XML/AAF file you are creating.

File Pattern

Allows you to enter the prefix or the pattern for the names of the exported files. You can leave this field blank to use the default file naming pattern, type in a file name to use it as a prefix, or type a full pattern using the following variables:

  • %t - Project title
  • %a - Act number
  • %q - Sequence number
  • %s - Scene number
TIP: Numbers used in file naming patterns are automatically padded by zeros as needed. You can type a number between the % sign and the variable letter to determine the amount of characters you want the variable to use. For example, with the variable %4s, scene 1 would appear as scene 0001.

Export Movie Format

Movie Format

Lets you specify the format of the exported movie. Choices include: Windows Media Video (*.wmv), QuickTime Movie (*.mov), Flash (.swf), Jpeg (*.jpg), Targa (.tga) and Portable Network Graphics (*.png)

NOTE: The option to export to Windows Media Video is only available on Windows, and the option to export to QuickTime Movie is only available on machines with QuickTime Player installed.

Movie Options

Opens the Movie Settings dialog box which lets you set the parameters for exporting a QuickTime movie. Some of the QuickTime movie settings will be overridden by the Storyboard Pro project or export settings.


Sets the resolution to be a quarter size, half size, or full size of the current storyboard resolution.

One Clip

Allows you to select how to separate the exported movie files:

  • Per Scene: Create one movie file for each scene in your project.
  • Per Sequence: Create one movie file for each sequence in your project, if any.
  • Per Project: Export your whole animatic into a single video file.

Include Transitions

Includes transitions in your export movie files.

Export Range Tab


Exports the entire storyboard.

Selected Scenes

Select this option to export a specific selection of scenes. Then, click on the Select button to open the Scenes Picker dialog box, in which you can:

  • Type the number of a sequence or of a scene in the Sequence or Scene fields in the Filter section, to only show matching sequences or matching scenes in the list.
  • Click and drag to select a range of scenes.
  • Hold the Ctrl key and click on each scene you want to add to your selection.
  • Hold the Shift key, then click on the first scene and the last scene you want to add to your selection, to select every scene between those two scenes inclusively.
  • If your project has sequences, click on a sequence to select every scene in that sequence.

Current Scene

Exports only the currently selected scene.

Current Panel

Exports only the currently selected panel.

Tracked Panels - [0 panel]

Exports panels on which tracking changes is enabled—see About Track Changes.

Burn-In Tab

Print Time Code

Prints the project timecode on the video as an overlay on your video.

Print Scene Names and Panel Numbers

Prints the scene names and panel numbers as an overlay on your video.

Print Additional Duration

Prints an additional duration on your video, defined by the Units and Repeat menu.


Displays additional duration information using Time Code or Frames units.


Displays additional duration information per panel, scene or sequence.

Camera Grid Tab

Project Safety

Prints the safe area on your video.

4:3 Safety

Prints the 4:3 safe area on each panel of your storyboard that has a camera movement.

4:3 Reference

Prints the 4:3 area on each panel of your storyboard that has a camera movement.

Captions Tab

Print Captions

Choose whether to not print captions (None) or select one of your project’s captions to print into the exported movies. By default, a Storyboard Pro project has Action Notes, Dialog, Slugging and Notes captions, but you can also choose to print custom captions if your project has any.


Select which font the captions will be printed in. By default, they will be printed in Arial.

Height %

Sets the size of caption lines relative to the height of the exported movies. For example, if exporting a movie at 1080p with 3% Height captions, each caption line will be 32 pixels in height.


Prints the captions at either the Top Left, Top Centre, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Centre or Bottom Right of the panels. By default, captions are printed to the Bottom Centre.

Max Lines

Sets the maximum amount of caption lines to print on each panel. If a caption being printed requires more than the maximum amount of lines, it will be cut off with an ellipsis (...) at the end.

NOTE: Even if captions are printed at the bottom, they will be aligned to the top of the space reserved for them, which is calculated by the amount of Max Lines x the Height %. Therefore, if this setting is too high and captions are printed at the bottom, they may appear closer to the middle of the picture than to the bottom.

Text Colour

Select the font colour in which to print the captions.

Bg Colour

Select the background colour on which to print the captions. If the checkbox is unchecked, the captions will be printed directly into the rendered picture. Otherwise, they will be printed in rectangular boxes of the chosen colour.

Open document/folder after export

Opens the folder after export.