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Video Slave 3 - Exporting Movies

Exporting movies directly from Video Slave can be very handy in various scenarios. You can use it in combination with Video Slave's ability to playback external audio tracks to create quick drafts for other departments or the director to evaluate for example. Or you could create movies with rendered timecode overlays and visual events to send to a recording stage. These are just two examples of what you could do with the new feature.

To export a movie from Video Slave, go to File -> Export... -> Active Movie... As the name implies, Video Slave will always export the currently loaded movie. The following window will be displayed:

VS3 Export Movie Window

The window is separated into different sections. The top box shows the source movie with its full path. The box below shows all audio tracks the movie contains and lets you select all tracks you want to be exported. The bottom box lets you modify various output settings to fit your needs.

  • Range
    Here you can select if you want to export the whole movie or only a range between the movie's in and out point. In Video Slave, it is possible to define an in and an out point per movie. You can set them by jumping to your desired in or out point and select "Set Clip In/Out Point to Current Frame" from the Transport menu.
  • Video Codec
    Choose your desired video codec here. Currently, H.264 and Pro Res LT/Standard/HQ are available.
  • Audio Codec
    Choose your desired audio codec here. Pick either PCM or AAC.
  • Visual Events
    Use the checkboxes to select which overlays/visual events you want to have included in the export.
  • Include Fade In/Out and In/Out Points
    When In and Out Points are set, you can have optional fades from and to black at the in/out points respectively. The application preferences let you select the duration of the fades. 
  • Include Audio Beeps
    By default, Video Slave plays audio beeps during the streamer of ADR cue events and during streamer events. You can choose if you want to have the audio beeps included in the export using this checkbox. 

When clicking the "Start Export" button, Video Slave will ask you for your desired output path and start the export showing you a progress indicator and an estimated remaining export duration.