iMovie 11 Export to .mp4?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by thomamon, Nov 9, 2011.

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    thomamon

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    So I converted a m2ts to a mp4 and edited it in iMovie.

    I now want to export it as a mp4, at the same quality it was after converting it. So basically two questions...

    1) Can I export to mp4 from iMovie?
    2) How do I keep it the same quality?
     
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    chameleon

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    I don't use iMovie, so I can't help you export.

    If you save as a basic QuickTime (.mov) file however, it's fairly easy to convert to another format using MPEG Streamclip. It's free, and it works great.

    Good luck!
     
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    thomamon

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    Will that give me great quality video?
     
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    Dave Braine

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    That's in the eye of the beholder. Try it and see.
     
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    thomamon

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    I keep trying all sorts of different settings, but it keeps coming up saying it will take 8 hours to export. That can't be right, can it?
     
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    julesw

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    I would export at as a .mov

    full hd size, high bit rate etc.

    make this your master movie for archiving

    then take it into handbrake and compress to an .mp4
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on how long your program is. The 8 hours mostly show up at the beginning of the process. Especially, when you have titles and stuff. It'll be faster later on.
     

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