How Do I Export an iMovie file to H.264?

Apple!Freak

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For some reason I cannot find the export option in iMovie? I am looking to export my file to an H.264 Quicktime file. Any help is much appreciated.
 

Stampyhead

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From the File menu in iMovie choose "Share." When the share list comes up choose Expert settings and hit Share. In the Save dialog box choose "Export Movie to MPEG-4" and then hit the Options button right next to the list. Go to the Video Format list and choose H.264. When you hit Ok and choose your location it will save a Quicktime movie in H.264 format.
 

Apple!Freak

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Stampyhead said:
From the File menu in iMovie choose "Share." When the share list comes up choose Expert settings and hit Share. In the Save dialog box choose "Export Movie to MPEG-4" and then hit the Options button right next to the list. Go to the Video Format list and choose H.264. When you hit Ok and choose your location it will save a Quicktime movie in H.264 format.
Hmmm... I went to do just as you said and when I came to the Video Format list, H.264 was shadowed (as though, I cannot choose that option). Any ideas? I do have Quicktime Pro, so that wouldn't be the issue.
 

Daveway

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I'm mostly positive you need QT Pro.

Go: share>quicktime>expert settings>convert to qt movie>settings.

It should be at H.264 by default. If you can't get that far, you need pro.
 

xsedrinam

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Apple!Freak said:
Hmmm... I went to do just as you said and when I came to the Video Format list, H.264 was shadowed (as though, I cannot choose that option). Any ideas? I do have Quicktime Pro, so that wouldn't be the issue.
In QT under Preferences/Registration, does the Pro number appear in your window?
X
 

zulgand04

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Daveway said:
I'm mostly positive you need QT Pro.

Go: share>quicktime>expert settings>convert to qt movie>settings.

It should be at H.264 by default. If you can't get that far, you need pro.

i've saved iMovies in H.264, definatly don't have quick time pro.

-Neal
 

unixkid

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Apple!Freak said:
Hmmm... I went to do just as you said and when I came to the Video Format list, H.264 was shadowed (as though, I cannot choose that option). Any ideas? I do have Quicktime Pro, so that wouldn't be the issue.
at the top of the last window u r at click on format and click MP4 not MP4(ISMA)
 

Apple!Freak

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unixkid said:
at the top of the last window u r at click on format and click MP4 not MP4(ISMA)
Unixkid wins a cookie! :p

That was it, I was on MP4(ISMA) not just MP4. What is (ISMA) anyway? Thanks Unixkid, you solved the problem! :)