Exporting to the
QuickTime file format has become a very common way to get your content out of Media Composer and into another application (for example, for DVD encoding, for use as a reference with ProTools, to upload to the web, and so on).
There are a few things to be aware of when exporting a QuickTime Reference Movie out of Media Composer:
QuickTime Reference is not the same as a QuickTime Movie. A QuickTime reference is a very small file that simply points (refers) to the Avid Media Composer media files from your project. It allows you to fool another application (for example, a compression application like QuickTime Pro, Sorenson Squeeze, or Adobe Media Encoder) into thinking that it's looking at a
QuickTimefile, so that you can then resize it and/or encode/compress it as you need. QuickTime Reference is convenient because they are created very quickly. However, they can not be shared with someone whose computer is not able to also reference your...