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Apple Pro Training Series QuickTime Pro Quick-Reference Guide by Jem Schofield, Steve Martin, Brian Gary

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Chapter 2. Exporting Movies

The ubiquity of audio and video compression in all facets of production, post-production, and distribution makes both the QuickTime architecture and the container files it produces the best choices for cross-platform workflows. The flexibility of QuickTime Pro, with its standard installation of a wide array of codecs as well as the ability to use third-party codecs, enables you to not only play and save movies, but to export them in different formats.

Perhaps the most common use of QuickTime Pro is to transcode one media type to another—for example, to transcode a DV NTSC movie exported from Final Cut Pro to a high-quality H.264 movie bound for the web. All transcoding performed in QuickTime uses QuickTime’s internal ...

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