Exporting to a File

Overview

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.

Installing FFmpeg

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.

  1. Download FFmpeg 64-bit Static from Zerano FFmpeg
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file to a location on your harddrive. (e.g. D:/ffmpeg/)
  3. Launch Keyframe Pro and open the Preferences dialog from the main menu (Edit->Preferences)
  4. Select the Export tab
  5. 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.

Export Settings

Output File

The path to the exported file.

Dimensions

The resolution of the exported file.

Quality

A trade-off between quality and time. The higher the quality, the longer the encoding time.

Preset

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.


Limitations

The following list outlines the known limitations of the export process:

  1. Timelines composed of clips with different frame rates are not supported.
  2. Only the timeline loaded into the 'A' viewer will be exported.
  3. Annotations are not exported at this time.