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Full Quality DV Video codec: DV Size: 720 x 480 Frame rate: 29.97 per second (for NTSC; 25 for PAL) Audio codec: No compression; stereo, 32 or 48 kHz (depending on source audio) Time to compress one minute of video: 1 minute File size: 411 MB As the numbers (and the example in Figure 12-3) show you, this is the QuickTime for- mat for people whose equipment doesn't mess around. The fle size is massive--much too large for playback from a CD-ROM drive. That's because this setting isn't intended for playback; it's intended to offer you a means of storing your iMovie production without sacrifcing any video quality. The Full Quality DV setting applies no compression at all to your audio or video. Yet preserving your iMovie work as a giant, single DV clip on the hard drive is still a useful exercise. It can save hard drive space, for one thing, since the resulting Quick- Time fle is still far smaller than the collection of DV clips in your project's Media folder from which it was made. After creating a Full Quality DV movie, you could delete the project folder to free up some disk space, confdent that you've got your entire movie safely preserved with 100 percent of its original DV quality intact. The Share Presets The Expert Settings The canned presets aren't the only ways you can turn your iMovie project into a QuickTime movie. By choosing Expert Settings from the pop-up menu shown in Figure 12-1, and then clicking the Share button, you embark on a tour of crazy nested dialog boxes. Along the way, you'll be offered control of every aspect of the compression process, including which codec it uses, the degree of sound compression, how many frames per second you want, and so on. The frst dialog box to appear is the "Save exported fle as" box, where you can type a name and choose a folder location for the fle you're about to save (Figure 12-5, top). Resist the temptation, for now. The real power lies in the buttons and pop-up menus elsewhere in this little box. For starters, the Export pop-up menu (shown at top in Figure 12-5) offers a wealth of conversion options. This is your opportunity to save your flm as: · An AVI fle to give to your Windows PC-using friends. (Choose MovietoAVI.) · A huge folder full of still images, one per frame of your movie. (Choose Movieto ImageSequence.Click Options to specify the fle format--like JPEG or Photo- shop--and how many stills per second you want.) chapter12:fromimovietoquicktime 295