Exporting - Dragonframe

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Export Menu

When you are done with the animation you will need to export a video file to submit to your faculty.

  1. Open the Dragonframe scene and take that you want to export.
  2. Go to File > Export Movie


The source setting need to be set.

  1. Set Source to High-resolution JPG/TIFF
  2. Set Exposure to X1
  3. Set Frame Rate to the desired playback speed:
    • 1's = 30 fps
    • 2's = 15 fps
    • 3's = 10 fps
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The Transformation and Export Window


In the Transformation section adjust the crop aspect ratio to match your project settings.

  1. Check Crop to aspect ratio and set to 16:9 or 4x3 based on what you shot at.
  2. Uncheck Use push-in mask.
  3. Check Rotate/mirror to match animation window
  4. In the Scale section, set px to
    • 4:3 = 1280 x 960
    • 16:9 = 1920 x 1080
  5. Check Keep proportions


The output settings need to be set.

  1. For Movie Type select
    • mp4 (H.264/AAC) for uploading to the web.
    • Quicktime ProRes 422 (lt) to use in editing software.
    • Set the Quality slider to high if it is available.
  2. Check Convert frame rate in output
  3. Set the Output frame rate to 30
  4. Uncheck Open movie when finished.
  5. Click Export
  6. Name the file descriptively and choose to save into your folder with your original Dragonframe materials.
  7. Open the exported file in QuickTime and watch it to make sure it exported correctly.