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How to Export an MP4 file from iMovie

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This guide will show you how to export your video to the MP4 file format using 3ivx MPEG-4 5.0.1 and iMovie.

iMovie is the fastest and easiest way to turn home movies into dazzling Hollywood-style hits.

iMovie File Menu  


Step 1 - Exporting

Choose 'Export...' from the iMovie's File menu.

Expert Settings


Step 2 - QuickTime Expert Settings

In the QuickTime tab, select 'Expert Settings' from the 'Compress movie for:' pop-up menu.

Then click 'Share'.

Export to 3ivx


Step 3 - Select the Destination

Type in a name for the video clip you are going to create and select the location where you would like to save it. Select 'Movie to 3ivx MPEG-4' from the 'Export:' popup menu, then choose 'Options...'.

3ivx Media Exporter


Step 4 - Video Exporter Settings

From the "Set to Template' drop down box choose the desired template and quality level. In this example we have chosen 'MP4 - iPod MPEG-4 (3ivx) - Best'.

If you are happy with the template settings, Click 'OK' and proceed to the next step.


If you wish to customise the Exporter Settings you can use the Format, Video and Audio Tabs located under the Template drop down box.

You can find further information on how to customize the video export settings in the support section of this site.

Finished 3ivx MP4

Step 5 - Start the Encoding

Click 'OK' and 'Save' to start encoding


Once the encode has finished you will be able to play your MP4 file in any QuickTime compatible application or on any MP4 compatible device.

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