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Part Three: Finding Your Audience - Pg. 285

chapter 12 From iMovie to QuickTime F or the best and most cinematic viewing experience, play your fnished iMovie productions on TV, via VHS tape or DVD. That way, your public gets to see the full-sized picture that your camcorder captured. But when you want to distribute your movies electronically, convert them into Quick- Time fles instead. Both Mac and Windows machines can play these fles right on the screen with little more than a double-click. Your distribution options for QuickTime fles are far greater than for videocassette or DVD, too. You can email a QuickTime fle to somebody or post it on the Web for all the world to see (Chapter 13). You can put bigger QuickTime fles onto a disk, like a recordable CD, a Zip disk, or an Apple iPod, to transport them. This chapter covers all of these techniques, step by step. Saving a QuickTime Movie After you've fnished editing your iMovie production, save it onto a DV cassette (as described in Chapter 11) as a backup, even if your primary goal in creating the movie is to save it as a QuickTime fle. Relative to the time you've probably spent editing your movie, the cost of making this backup is trivial, and it gives you fexibility if someday, somehow, you want to show that same movie on a TV or re-edit it in iMovie. Once that's done, you're ready to proceed with the QuickTime creation process: 1.ChooseFileÆShare. The Share dialog box appears. chapter12:fromimovietoquicktime 285