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Question: iMovie does not give the option to change quality

Version: iMovie 10.1.8

I am trying to follow the advice of other posters here to export my movie as an mp4 format, and I keep finding advice to export to quicktime, which 10.1.8 does not have, or to export and change the quality.

For some of my projects - specifically the one that I'm trying to export rightnow - I don't see the option to change quality when I go to share it, and I haven't been able to find a reason why. This is not the same for other projects, even ones that I have essentially duplicated this project from.

Does anyone know why and how I can fix it (or better yet, how I can change my .mov to .mp4)? I've tried exporting at 720p vs 1080p and it still exports as .mov 😐

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Mar 16, 2018 10:26 AM in response to theonewhogrins In response to theonewhogrins


By default all exports from iMovie 10.1.8 will be .mp4 unless you choose the Best Quality (pro res) option from the share box, in which case you will get a higher quality .mov file with a much higher bit rate and file size.

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iMovie 10 does not have a share to Quicktime option like iMovie 9 did.

If you are getting share quality options with other projects but not this one, try doing an Edit/Select All, Edit/Copy, of the media in your project, and then paste your project media into a newly created project. See if you get the share quality options when you share out.

-- Rich

Mar 16, 2018 10:26 AM

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