In the eighth and final installment of my series I want to describe the final step when creating a project in Video Pro X5, and that is the export. The right settings for export depend on the type of medium the video will be saved on, the image and audio quality the video will have and how large the file size will be. Whatever the case may be, Video Pro X offers complete support whether you’re exporting a file to watch on your PC or transferring a the video directly to an online platform such as YouTube.
There are basically three different ways to export videos. Probably the most common is the option “Export movie”  which can be found in the “File” menu along with the other two options. The various export options found under “Export movie” appear to be almost limitless. In addition to video formats, you can also export audio formats, single frames, animated GIFs or transitions. All export dialogs are the same in many aspects. To illustrate the structure of these dialogs we’ll use an example in which the project will be exported as an AVI file. When the option “Video as AVI…”  (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + A)is clicked, the dialog window will open.
This window is divided into various sections. For example, in the section “Export settings” the frame rate, resolution and aspect ration can be determined. Specific settings for the chosen video format can be accessed by clicking on “Advanced” and the video can be saved in a different folder than the default setting by clicking on the “File” option. In the “Other” section, four options can be activated: “Export selected range only”, “Apply anti-interlace filter (suppresses flickering)”, “Shut down PC after successful export” and “Calculate video effects on GPU”. When all of the settings have been made, clicking on “OK” exports the project to the chosen path.
The second general export option offered in Video Pro X is to transfer your finished videos to online platforms. Under “Online”  there are options for uploading videos to YouTube/Vimeo, the MAGIX Online Album or to Catooh – The Online Media Marketplace.
The third and last general export option is “Export to device” . If a project should be transferred to a smartphone, tablet or camcorder, the device can be selected in the option “Please select your device”. The program then automatically searches for the optimal export settings for the respective device or you can adjust these manually under “Settings”.