2500 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2008 9:00 PM by Lorna from Hawaii
To make the movie a smaller file you could do several things. What I would recommend is in iMovie 08 to select share in the menu bar and then choose ".mac web gallery" and choose the smallest size to make the file small as possible.
Also if you use the fully featured quicktime you can compress files within quicktime to make the file size smaller.
There are most likely other ways of doing it, those are the easiest.
Since you and I both knew Elizabeth Gay and she bought me my iMac G3 400 DV SE I have a method that can help you.
I wrote a "book" (PDF format) I named "QuickTime Pro: Explained". Nearly 300 full sized pages explaining all of the codecs, menus, options and tips and tricks that can be found in QuickTime Pro. It covers both version 6 and 7 in great detail.
I peddle the book from my iDisk at: http://homepage.mac.com/kkirkster/book and sell the password to it for $12. E-Gay would like to give you a free copy (through me).
Send me an email (screen name left @mac.com) and I'll send you the password.
If you share to .mac at Medium size, I have found that that is a good compromise between quality and loading time for those who have broadband connections.
If you have friends with dial-up, get new friends, or, better yet, export in Tiny size.
Also, you can share to .mac web gallery in multiple sizes, so that your recipient can choose to get large, medium, mobile, or tiny.
This is useful because they might want to view in Medium, to avoid the delay, but then download in Large to have the best version for iTunes and their Apple TV.
This would require telling your friends how to select the size by clicking on the size options in WebGallery.
when I Googled this I found your post and you inspired me.
I have the answer!
In Quicktime Pro go File>'export movie to Quicktime movie'
Then in the 'Use' drop-down menu choose the size you want.
I had a 95MB movie and exporting it to "broadband - medium" made it a far more acceptable 1.1MB which still looked good enough for a presentation.
Hope this helps