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Xavier de Champs
Mac. Why does AVI options only appear in File/Export?
on May 31, 2010 at 5:45:09 am

I've been looking for a way to export directly from AE to AVI files on Mac. And I finally found the option in the File/Export menu. But why on earth does the function only exist there and not in the Render menu? What's the difference between the Export and Render menu? And Why do these two option exist at all?

Is there any way to get AVI options in the Render menu?

Thanx for listening!


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Mac. Why does AVI options only appear in File/Export?
on May 31, 2010 at 3:59:54 pm

After Effects CS4 lets other software, like QuickTime, install export commands in the File > Export menu. The AVI export that you see there is installed there by QuickTime.

In general, we recommend that you use the native export path throught the render queue. But, if the QuickTime exporters are providing something through their menu commands that you can't get through the render queue, then you can go ahead and use them.

More information is here:
"Rendering and exporting overview" (CS4)
"Rendering and exporting overview" (CS5)

(Because Apple doesn't provide a 64-bit QuickTime, QuickTime can't install exporters in the File > Export menu in After Effects CS5.)

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Todd Kopriva
Re: Mac. Why does AVI options only appear in File/Export?
on May 31, 2010 at 5:10:06 pm

BTW, if you render and export to an intermediate format (say, QuickTime with Animation or PNG codec), then you can run that through QuickTime Pro or whatever other encoding and compression software you like to create AVI files.

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Xavier de Champs
Re: Mac. Why does AVI options only appear in File/Export?
on Jun 1, 2010 at 2:20:28 pm

Ok, thanx!


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