Multimedia Resources Center
Video Editing Tutorials
Saving Video on the Mac


When you are done editing your video, you can export a final copy of the video to the hard drive or to a video recorder (for example a VCR or camera). There are at least three programs on the MRC Mac to export your final edited video:

Final Cut Pro
iDVD
iMovie



Final Cut Pro
Saving to Hard Drive
Saving to DV Camera

Saving to Hard Drive
Before you export your final video, make sure you have set the correct “Mark In” and “Mark Out”. You do this in the right most window of the 3 windows at the top. On the lower right hand side of this window there are two arrows, when you put the mouse over the arrows you should see “Mark In” and “Mark Out”. Go to the place on the timeline that you want the video to start at and click “Mark In”, go to the end of movie on the timeline and click “Mark Out”. You can then preview that the marked in/out area by clicking “Play” on the right top window. Also be sure to have “Sequence 1” selected in the left top window. This means render the timeline video.

In Final Cut Pro you can only export video in quicktime format (not .avi or .mpg). To do this click “File”, “Export”, and “Quicktime Movie”. You can store the final video in the “Documents” folder.

Saving to DV Camera
Click “File”, “print to video”. Make sure the parameters are correct (number of seconds of black leader and trailer). Make sure “Automatically Start Recording” is checked if you want Final Cut Pro to turn on and off record on your camera.

iDVD
Saving to DVD

Saving to DVD
Open “Finder”, double click on “Applications”, double click on “Idvd”. To copy your video to a DVD. Insert a DVD-R disk into the MAC. You must use a DVD-R (not a DVD+R). You can click on the top right most key on the MAC to open the DVD drive.

Click on “File” and “New Project”. The new project will be in your “Documents” folder. Drag and drop your video files onto the IDVD window. To preview click “Preview”. This will open the remote DVD control window. In this window click “enter” to see the video. Click the stop button to return to the main DVD window.

From here you can make a video DVD by clicking on the “Burn” button (Note: the “burn” button will not be active if there is no DVD-R blank disk in the DVD drive).

You can customize your DVD menu by clicking on “Customize” and selecting themes shown in the window that opens on the left. You can also click on the “Map” button to edit the DVD content by dragging and dropping videos on the window.

IMovie
Saving to Hard Drive
Saving to DVD-R
Saving to DV Camera

Saving to Hard Drive
To save the final video to hard drive click “File” , “Share” and then click on the “Quicktime” button. Compress movie for “Web “, “CDROM’ or “Full Quality DV”, and choose a file name to save the video as.

Saving to DV Camera
To save the final video to a DV camera click “File” , “Share” and then click on the “Videocamera” button. You can then determine how long to wait for the camera, and if you want to add black before and after the film. You probably want to add some black to the beginning if you are starting at the beginning of a tape to make sure the first few frames are captured and easily accessible on the tape.

Saving to DVD-R
To save the final video to a DV camera click “File” , “Share” and then click on the “Videocamera” button. You can then determine how long to wait for the camera, and if you want to add black before and after the film. You probably want to add some black to the beginning if you are starting at the beginning of a tape to make sure the first few frames are captured and easily accessible on the tape.



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