Exporting to a File
The export feature in Keyframe Pro allows users to easily convert an edited source or timeline into standalone media file (.mp4 format). Using the export options, a user can specify a custom output resolution.
Note: Keyframe Pro requires ffmpeg for export. ffmpeg is an open-source command line tool to convert multimedia between formats.
FFmpeg can be downloaded as a pre-built binary or built directly from the source code. This guide will describe installing the pre-built binary from Zerano FFmpeg.
- Download FFmpeg 64-bit Static from Zerano FFmpeg
- Extract the contents of the zip file to a location on your harddrive. (e.g. D:/ffmpeg/)
- Launch Keyframe Pro and open the Preferences dialog from the main menu (Edit->Preferences)
- Select the Export tab
- Press the Browse... button under FFmpeg Path and navigate to ffmpeg.exe in the bin folder.
Note: The bin folder is found in the FFmpeg root directory.
Export to File
A timeline or source can be exported to a standalone media file (.mp4) using the Export dialog.
From the main menu select File->Export:
Note: The export process is applied to the timeline or source in the primary viewer.
- Output File
The path to the exported file.
The resolution of the exported file.
A trade-off between quality and time. The higher the quality, the longer the encoding time.
A trade-off between speed and file size. The faster the encoding, the larger the file size.
- Ignore Range
Export the entire timeline, ignoring the current range start and end times.
The following list outlines the known limitations of the export process:
- Timelines composed of clips with different frame rates are not supported.
- Only the timeline loaded into the 'A' viewer will be exported.
- Annotations are not exported at this time.