Help needed making .mov files for the web.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by celluloidlout, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. celluloidlout macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2003
    Athens, Ga
    Hello all, I just recently switched and I'm still getting used to mac OS. Anyways, what i'm trying to do is make small video clips for my website. Each video is about 3-5 minuets in length and I'm trying to keep the file size from 6-10mb for this timeframe. In imovie I have tried exporting to "web" and didn't not get good results. The file size is very small...which is nice but the picture is pixelated and grainey. Also, just about all the videos I need to export to .mov are shot with very low lighting which of course also makes for poor quality when exporting to "web" .mov. Lastly, I tried to expert settings and haven't been able to get good quality footage exported without major file sizes. If anyone can help me keep these files under 2mb a minute, a frame size or 180x120, and keep the video extremely sharp I would be forever grateful...imovie doesn't seem to have enough exporting options. Thanks!
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Quicktime Pro has pretty unlimited encoding options. If you're going to do a lot of this stuff it's worth the $30.

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