My videos within the comp are not in the exported quicktime file

scalf's picture

I am making some visuals from a friends and I wanted to put the 6 best ones I have made on a cube, each side has a quicktime video of a graphic playing on it.

I have a problem when I go to watch the video on another computer or move some files around for instance. Some, or all of the videos that were just on the sides of the cube are missing.

Is there a better way to export a composition to a video file?

Do I need to "include" the video in the file, rather than just dragging it in from the desktop?

Should I be using a different file type to import videos within a composition I would like to export?

Thanks

Casey

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cybero's picture
Re: My videos within the comp are not in the exported ...

dragging and dropping a movie hardwires the file path, using a long file path, not a relative file path; you will need to place the .qtz in the same folder as the movies you are dragging in, drag the files in, then manually set the file path to local / root level, so no directory name or Users/etc/etc, just a.qtz in the same folder as 1.mov and a.mov, etc, with the file path in the Movie importer patch manually set to being the name of the file being presented on the cube face.

scalf's picture
Re: My videos within the comp are not in the exported ...

Okay I got that thanks.

But now I don't quite get it. When I export to quicktime, I get a ridiculously small file but the video is very clear. When convert this to say an mp4 in QTPro, the file becomes very large with a very distinctly reduced quality. How can I best preserve to quality all the way through exporting to conversion? I want to put them on something like vimeo/youtube, but they will not accept a QT file, but the conversion is so terrible, it's not worth etching.

Probably an easy fix, but I can't figure this one out yet. Thanks

cybero's picture
Re: My videos within the comp are not in the exported ...

Do you use Quartz Crystal, if not, you are losing out.

You could use Garageband to export using QTPro codecs BTW.

When you export from QC to QuickTime you will get a small file, the files. the movie files that is, are going to be externally sourced by the exported .mov, just a wrapper for the .qtz BTW, [reason why it's so small you see].

QTPro doesn't do a really good job of exporting QC wrapped .movs. It wasn't built to do it from the ground up.

Quartz Crystal does a bang up job.

That's it for now :-)