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).
Please review the following:
The introduction to the previous Exporting a QuickTime Reference Movie recipe as it contains helpful information
The previous information box that discusses performing a small scale test before exporting an entire sequence
Now that you have reviewed the information mentioned in the Getting ready section, let's export a Self Contained QuickTime movie.
Follow steps 1 through 7 in the previous Exporting a QuickTime Reference Movie recipe.
From the Export As: pull-down menu, select QuickTime Movie (not Quick Time Reference).
Some of the following settings are suggestions only, based on selecting the Same as Source option. You can consult Avid Media Composer Help...