If you are exporting an EDL/AAF/XML sequences with video clips QuickTime Movie (.mov) format, you can configure the video settings for your exported movies using the configuration interface provided by QuickTime.
- Proceed to the Movie Settings dialog—see Exporting an EDL, AAF or XML Sequence.
- In the Compression Type drop-down, select a video compression codec. It is recommended to use one of the following codecs, depending on your usage scenario:
NOTE The availability of certain of the compression settings described below will depend on the selected compression type.
- H.264: A very effective lossy compression algorithm that is commonly supported by web browsers and most media players.
- MPEG-4 Video: A very effective lossy compression algorithm that is commonly supported by media players, but less so by web browsers.
Animation: A high quality compression algorithm that is commonly used for media interchange and video editing.
- In the Motion section, make sure the Frame Rate drop-down is set to Current. This will ensure that the video's frame rate matches the frame rate of your Storyboard Pro project.
- If you set the Compression Type to H.264, make sure the Key Frames option is set to All.
- In the Quality section, if you set the Compression Type to Animation, select the desired colour depth for your video in the Depth drop-down.
In the Quality section, use the slider to choose a quality setting.NOTE The selected quality setting will impact the movie's file size.
- If you set the Compression Type to H.264, in the Quality section, select the encoding method:
- Best quality (Multi-pass): This will extend the time required for the export, but optimize the quality of the video.
- Faster encoding (Single-pass): This will shorten the time required for the export, but may sacrifice some video quality.
- In the Data Rate section, select Automatic to let QuickTime determine the best bit rate for your movie, or Restrict to to set a maximum bit rate for your movie and limit its file size.
- If you set the Data Rate to Restrict to, enter the maximum bit rate, in kilobits per second, in the text field to the right.
- If you set the Data Rate to Restrict to, in the Optimized For drop-down, select the intended distribution method for your movie.
- Click OK.