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It's not intended for compressing iMovie masterpieces. ·Cinepak. This compressor produces very tiny QuickTime fles. Unfortunately, the compromises are severe: The picture quality is often greatly degraded, and the compression and saving process takes a very long time. ·BMP,PNG,Photo-JPEG,JPEG2000,PNG,TIFF.You may recognize these formats as popular still image fle formats. Remember that QuickTime is designed to be a Grand Central Station for multimedia fles of all kinds--not just movies, but sound fles and graphics fles as well. These graphics-format options are largely irrelevant to movies. (They appear in your Compressor list because they're among QuickTime's master list of codecs, all of which are made available to QuickTime- savvy software programs like iMovie.) ·ComponentVideo.In the era before digital video, you could convert footage from your camcorder into a digital fle only if you had a digitizing card, an expensive circuit board for this purpose. Component Video is the format these digitizing cards used, because it could store video extremely quickly on your hard drive during the digitizing (capturing) process. It was designed for real-time recording speed, not for compression. The fles it creates require huge tracts of disk space. ·DV-PAL, DVCPRO-PAL. These options are here so that you can export your The Video Codecs: A Catalog