iMovie 05 question (exporting/saving)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ickystay, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. ickystay macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2006

    I've just started fooling around with this program and can't figure out how to save a project as a stand alone movie. I can export as a horribly reduced .mov to email. I can export to iDVD, which I don't have. That's all I can see so far.

    When I finish a project there is a .mov in my movies folder that plays the project, but it is only 64K in size so it must be feeding from the iMovie project file.

    What am I missing here?

  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    I don't have iMovie 5 so can't recall if it's the Sharing Menu or of it's in something else there.

    Either way, you want to export using Quicktime. Rather than using one of the presets, use Expert Settings and play around with the frame rate/codecs until you get to the file size/quality compromise you want. Be aware that the higher the quality/frame rate, the bigger the file size will be.
  3. ickystay thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2006
    Aha! When I clicked 'Share" I missed the option tabs other then "email".

    You got me going. Thanks!

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