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How to Export a Movie from iMovie in HD
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Wanna export iMovie video in HD quality so that you can enjoy them on other devices with better visual experiences? Here is the right place where you can get a satisfactory answer. Only with 5 steps, you can finish HD quality video output in iMovie 11/09/08.
Open iMovie, drag media that you want to export to its neighboring section to create a new project. And go to the top right corner and click "Share". Then you will see a drop down menu, where you can find the option of "Export using QuickTime", please click it.
Step 2. Go to Options
When an interface named "Save exported file as…" appears, you can see some categories, such as "Save As", "Where", "Export" and "Use", please ensure you have specified Use as "Most Recent Settings". Then tap on Options.
Step 3. Change settings under Video
After getting into Options, click the first Settings to enter Standard Video Compression Setting interface. Here please change "Compression Type" to H.264. Then move your mouse cursor down to Compressor, slide Quality to Best and check "Best quality" in Encoding. Click OK to save the settings.
Step 4. Change image size
After the 3rd step, you will go back to export menu. Click on Size option and change Dimensions to 1280 x 720 HD or 1920 x 1080 HD.
Step 5. Export
After all settings are finished, you need to save your settings. Then "Exporting project" begins. You can save it wherever you want.
Note: As we all know, videos exported from iMovie are MOV, MP4 and DV. And some of these videos can't be recognized on non-Apple devices. If you'd like to enjoy these videos with more freedom, you can transfer iMovie videos to other formats using iMovie Video Converter, which ensures converting without any quality loss.
This is the end of the tutorial on how to export videos form iMovie in HD. Follow the guide step by step and you will find that exporting iMovie videos in HD is not difficult at all.
Additional Tips: Comparison between HD and SD Videos
HD (high definition) Videos
SD (standard definition)Videos
720p, 1080p, 1080i, 1440p
480p, 360p, 240p, 144p
1280x720, 2560x1440, 1920x1080
North America: 4:3
World Wide Web
YouTube, Xbox Video, Vimeo, Vudu, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, blinkbox