Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to Dupont 24)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to allen a)
I don't think that's the answer Dupont 24 is looking for. I think the correct answer is that this functionality has been removed from iMovie.
In the previous versions of iMovie, you could Export using QuickTime, and use whatever QuickTime settings you wanted... altering the resolution, bit rate, codec, etc...
Now with iMovie 10, you can't do this, you can only "Share as a File" and take whatever iMovie 10 decides to give you, which will be an .mp4. For example, in my workflow that used iMovie 9, I had source material that was 480x270 and I'd output a 480x270 mp4 with H.264 that had a data rate of 767kbps and was playable on any device. iMove 10, forces it up to 1280x720 1.77mbps and isn't playable on most iOS devices. To get the file I'd want, I'd need to transcode the video with an old version of the QuickTime Player or other software (lowering the quality in the process).
I think the correct answer to Dupont 24 is to continue using a previous version of iMove (it should still be saved in your Applications folder). If this isn't possible then submit feedback and hope for the best.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 3:24 PM (in response to KevinePaloAlto)
Just confirming that KevinePaloAlto's answer is the correct one. The export options in iMovie 10 are extremely limited, and the export with Quicktime option that was available in iMovie 9 is not available in 10. I also recommend leaving feedback for Apple, letting them know this is not acceptable.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to KevinePaloAlto)
I've posted to feedback requesting the feature be added back. I've switched back to using iMoive 9. I use an Elgato Turbo.264 HD encoded. It's at least 3 times as fast at exporting a moive in iMovie 9 than iMovie 10 without it. It requires the export to quicktime feature to be used with iMovie.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2013 9:45 PM (in response to Joe Konton)
Agreed, they totally dumbed this down way too much. I want to export my GoPro footage in 60 fps because it just looks much smoother, but I don't have that option now.
I'm switching back to iMovie 9 until version 10 has this.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to Dupont 24)
In the "help" menu I looked up the procedure for exporting to Quicktime under the heading "iMovie Theater" instead of under the heading "Sharing video clips and projects". It turns out that you have more options when exporting from the Theater. I was able to chose a larger format size and succesfully exported to a Quicktime file.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to KentMor)
When you export from Theater, you must first import to Theater. In other words, the dumbed down iMovie 10 is still exporting a 720p 30fps file (or whatever) and then uploads it to iCloud. To export it from Theater, you're then taking that choiceless format file and transcoding it while scaling it down (bad) or transcoding it while scaling it up (worse).
And... you still don't have real options when choosing the codec, format, size, frame rate or data rate when exporting from Theater. All the export options from iMovie 9 and earlier are still missing.
TL;DR: You're no better off exporting it from Theater. It will take much more time, result in lower quality, and still not provide you with any real format choices that were available in iMovie 9 and earlier.
If you're affected by this at all, please submit feedback: