Exporting for HTTP Live Streaming

Exports a QuickTime reference movie for web hosting that’s linked to a group of QuickTime movies compressed using different settings. You can choose how many and which compression settings you want to export.

When hosted using the related server software, the reference movie can choose the QuickTime movie with the most optimal compression for streaming using available bandwidth.

To export your project for HTTP Live Streaming
  1. Choose Share > Export for HTTP Live Streaming.

  2. Select which versions of the movie to export.

  3. Choose the Segment Length from the pop-up menu.

    This value defines how video streams are split into chunks. This segmentation defines when the web server can switch between the video formats while streaming to a device with varying network connection speeds.

    • 10 seconds: Choose this to allow the server to respond more quickly to changing connection speeds, at the expense of slightly larger files.
    • 30 seconds: Choose this for smaller, more efficient files when you do not expect the server to need to respond to changing connection speeds.
  4. If you’ve set In and Out points in the Timeline, use the Duration pop-up menu to choose whether to export the sequence or the portion between the In and Out points.

  5. To specify additional Motion-specific options, click Render.

    For more information about options available in the Render pane, see Render Options for Sharing.

  6. To choose whether to use background rendering, click Advanced.

    For more information about background rendering, see Background Rendering.

  7. To see details about files to be output, click Summary.

  8. Click Next, and then enter a name and choose a location for the exported file.

  9. Click Save.

    Motion renders and saves your movie. To monitor the render progress, use Share Monitor. For more information, see About Share Monitor.