New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

I Movie as an attachment?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
kelleyjohnson

 
Member Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posts: 2
kelleyjohnson is on a distinguished road

kelleyjohnson is offline
We are trying to share our i-movies. We keep being told (from Apple/Mac) that we should use Mobile Me, but we do not have Iphones, so I don't really want to pay the 175 family fee. We saved the movie in Quicktime format thinking that would be easier, but the options in "Share" are itunes, Mobile Me and You Tube.

Is there not a way you can just e-mail the video as an attachment, much like the hundreds of clips and jokes that I get from my sister each week?
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 17,546
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), BenQ second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB

chas_m is offline
To email a movie, first and foremost the movie needs to be SHORT, and it will need to be shrunk down to a very small resolution. You'll want to select "Tiny" or "Mobile" and make your film maybe 10 minutes (tops!) to be able to email it in a practical way.

A far better idea is to export it as a standard size (by which I mean 640x480) movie, upload it to a web server gallery (such as the Mobile Me gallery, but there are others available) and then email the URL to people instead. Not only do you not clog their inbox, you put the power of viewing (or ignoring) your opus in their hands, not to mention the ones who do choose to click through will see a much larger (and potentially longer) video than could possibly be sent via email.

There aren't a lot of places that will host videos for free, but iMovie thoughtfully provides one non-Apple option: YouTube. You can make a video posted to YouTube "private," meaning only up to 25 of your closest buddies can see it. And it can't be longer than 10 minutes.

You know what? Typing is boring. Here, let the ninja explain it:
YouTube - YouTube 101: Private Sharing
QUOTE Thanks
kelleyjohnson

 
Member Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posts: 2
kelleyjohnson is on a distinguished road

kelleyjohnson is offline
Thanks - that is really helpful!
QUOTE Thanks
xstep

 
xstep's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2005
Location: On the road
Posts: 3,231
xstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid

xstep is offline
Mobile Me has noting to do with owning an iPhone.

I wouldn't try e-mailing a video. I would go with chas_m's suggestion of using hosting site. The reason is two fold. First, video files can be very large and violate the size limitations of either the sending mail host or the receiving mail host. In this case you'll get an e-mail or error back saying so. Second, most people can view these hosting services, where as you may send a format that the receiver can read and doesn't know how to add something like QuickTime to play it.

To trim down the size of your video for possible e-mail, see my iMovie Export Guide.

Vimeo and Viddler are two other video hosting sites. I do know that you can make videos require a password for viewing.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMac on TV - HDMI vs. 3-RCA cable | Home DVD ripping »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?