About Exporting a Movie
Once you have created your storyboard and animatic, you can export it as a movie file to share and play back easily for an efficient timing reference. You can export your movie file in different formats (QuickTime, SWF movie (Flash), jpeg, targa) and as image sequences.
When QuickTime is your chosen export format, some of the QuickTime movie settings will be overridden by the Storyboard Pro project or export settings.
The default codec when exporting to QuickTime is H.264 which is natively supported by Mac OS X.
- Select File > Export > Movie.
The Export to Movie dialog box opens.
- In the Destination Path, select a folder in which to save your movie. You can type in the exact path or use the Browse button to browse to a specific folder on your system.
- From the Export Movie Format panel:
- From the Movie Format menu, select QuickTime Movie (*.mov).
- From the Resolution menu, select the resolution: A quarter size, half size, or full size of the current storyboard resolution.
- Click Movie Options to modify some of the QuickTime movie settings.
- In the Export Range tab:
Decide whether you want to export the entire project (All), a selected frame range, a selected scene, a selected panel, or tracked panels. If you decide on the latter, be sure to enter the frame range in the fields provided. In the Scene Picker dialog box, you can select scenes by sequence if your project contains sequences.
- In the 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.|
|‣||Units: Displays additional duration information using Time Code or Frames units.|
|‣||Repeat: Displays additional duration information per panel, scene or sequence.|
- In the Camera Grids tab, do the following:
|‣||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.|
- Select the Open document/folder after export option to view the file when it is ready.