Quicktime 7.2 Brings iPhone Export Options

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As noted by Macworld, the latest version of Quicktime 7.2 released just yesterday brings new video Export options for the iPhone.
QuickTime 7.2 adds two new export features into the application — Export for iPhone and Export for iPhone (Cellular). The former exports a .m4v video, while the latter exports in the smaller .3gp format.
The preset options allow you to export your videos in an iPhone optimized format.

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The Stig

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Oh good.

Oh good, now everyone who doesn't have an iPhone can exports videos to play on one. Good for people who have an iPhone! Not that interesting for people who don't. What others changes are there? I see that full screen is now a non-pro option. It was 50% of my reason for buying Pro! Apple should refund 50% of my money :mad:. Jk, it is ok, I still really like editing. Oh well...

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Peace

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There's a big change with the H.264 codec.

I encode a LOT of HD1080i video into various sizes using H.264 and I tell you what.The speed of conversion has picked up at least 5 fold on my Mac Pro.


[edit] I just exported a free over the air HD recording of the Goo Goo Dolls from the Jay Leno show using EyeTV at the highest quality HD1080i recording.It's a .mov file.
Opened it with QT and exported to iPhone.It's 4min. 50sec. long.Took QT 3min 22sec. to export.

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stainless

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Not that new...

Export to those format isn't new, it simply makes the process easier to the fact that it is further optimized for the iphone. I am not complaining about the full-screen added, Pro has provided me with MANY more features that the non-pro provides and this will simply mean more people will use QT for viewing video then before...
 

tk421

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Oh good, now everyone who doesn't have an iPhone can exports videos to play on one. Good for people who have an iPhone! Not that interesting for people who don't. What others changes are there? I see that full screen is now a non-pro option. It was 50% of my reason for buying Pro! Apple should refund 50% of my money :mad:. Jk, it is ok, I still really like editing. Oh well...

The Stig
You know, you could always go full screen without Pro. You just had to use an Applescript to do so, because Apple didn't make it accessible (see this link, for example).

I always thought that was really stupid, and I'm glad they've finally made it a regular part of QuickTime Player. I'm sure you're not the only one that upgraded to Pro for this feature, and Apple probably wanted it that way.
 

bdj21ya

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I think it makes for a pretty solid upgrade. I'll still probably use VisualHub or Handbrake for my conversion, but it's nice to see that Apple is at least not too far behind 3rd party solutions. :D
 

joshysquashy

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does anyone know what settings quicktime uses for export to iphone? how does it differ from export to ipod?
 

hardcastle

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does anyone know what settings quicktime uses for export to iphone? how does it differ from export to ipod?
Yeah, I was wondering this, also. I'mfar from an expert but I did a test. I used a 640x480 MPEG-4 clip and found the new iPhone option exported the clip at 480x360 with a data rate around 1000kbs. The iPod option exported it at 640x480 with the data rate a bit higher at 1600kbs.

For me, there is no reason to use the "Export to iPhone" option. Since the iPhone can handle up to 640x480 and the file size isn't much larger I'll keep using the iPod export. Plus I'm syncing my videos to my Apple TV so this is the best middle ground. (I'd love to keep my videos at the 960x540 ATV default but the iPhone can't handle it. Creating two different exports is a bit of a hassle so I'm sticking with the 640x480.)