How to export videos

This article is a copy of this user guide page: user guide page 

When you're done with your project, you'll need to export it as a media file to be able to play it back in media players, mobile devices, and so on. This section will guide you through the process of exporting your project to a popular video format.

PLEASE NOTE that export in 4K resolutions is only available from versions Movavi Video Editor 12 and higher. 

Step 1: Open the Export window
 
To start saving the video, click the Export button in the bottom right-hand corner of the Editor. The export settings window will open.
 
Step 2: Choose a format
Open the list at the top of the window and choose a format for saving the video in.  Some formats allow you to choose which video codec you want to use, and some allow you to save 60 FPS video*.
*The video file will have a frame rate of 60 FPS only if the original video files used in the projects had a frame rate of 60 FPS and above.
 
If you don't know which format to choose, try using MP4 with the H.264 codec. The MP4 format is supported by most platforms and operating systems.
Step 3: Check your project settings
When saving standard video, the video will be exported with the same settings that were set for the project. This way, the output video will appear exactly as you've seen it in the preview area. If you want to change the resolution, aspect ratio, or other settings, click the pencil icon to view and edit the project settings.
 
The Estimated File Size field shows how much disc space your file will require after saving. If the file size is too large, you can set a lower resolution in the Project Settings. At lower resolutions, the file will be significantly smaller, however, the video will lose some quality due to the limitations of digital data compression. When changing resolutions, we recommend that you keep the same aspect ratio to avoid black bars around the video or other unwanted distortions.
Step 4: Select quality (optional)
If your project is heavy on small details and filters, you can select High or Highest quality to export the finished video with a higher bitrate. This will increase the output file size but will preserve better quality. For most other projects, Good quality will provide a nice result at a small file size.
 
Step 5: Choose a destination folder
Name your file and choose a destination folder.
In the 'Save to' field, enter the folder where you would like to store the file. By default, this will be the directory for saving output videos specified in the preferences. To set a different folder, click the Browse button and choose the folder in the Windows Explorer window, or enter the path manually into the box. Name your video in the File Name field: the project's name will be filled in for you by default.
Step 6: Start exporting
Click the Start button to begin processing the video file. This may take up to a few minutes.
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