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Exporting Edited Movies After you've fnished working on a sound or movie, you can send it back out into the world in any of several ways. The Save As command If you choose EditSave As, you're offered only two options, both of which can be confusing: ·Savenormally. The term "normally" is a red herring. You'll almost never want to use this setting, which produces a very tiny fle that contains no footage at all. Instead, it's something like an alias of the movie you edited. An edited fle that you "save normally" works only as long as the original, unedited movie remains on your hard drive. If you try to email the newly saved fle, your unhappy recipient won't see anything at all. ·Makemovieself-contained. This option produces a new QuickTime movie--the one you've just fnished editing. Although it consumes more disk space, it has none of the drawbacks of a "save normally" fle. The Export command Usually, your primary interest in using QuickTime Pro will be to export its edited clip, either for use in iMovie or to use in other programs (PowerPoint, Web pages, and so on). When you fnd yourself in that situation, choose FileExport. The resulting dialog box should look familiar: It's the Expert Settings dialog box that appears when you save an iMovie project as a QuickTime movie (page 295). This is your opportunity to specify the size, frame rate, color depth, special effects, and many other aspects of the movie you're about to spin off. This is also where you can convert the QuickTime movie into some other format: AVI (Windows movie) format, Image Sequence (which produces a very large collection of individual graphics fles, one per frame), and so on--or convert only the soundtrack to AIFF, System 7, or WAV (Windows) formats, for example. How to Use QuickTime Player with iMovie But as an iMovie fan, what you'll probably want to do the most is open your iMovie clips in QuickTime Player Pro, make changes to them, and then save them for further use in iMovie. In that case, you'll probably adopt a routine like this. 1.MakesureQuickTimePlayerProisrepresentedonyourscreen. That is, make sure its icon is on your Dock, or else just open QuickTime Player so that it's running. 2.IniMovie,dragtheclipyouwanttoeditdirectlyontoQuickTimePlayer'sDock icon. QuickTime Player Pro chapter14:quicktimeplayer 343