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Saving and Exporting

Saving Projects in FilmoraPro

The fastest way to save a project is to use the Ctrl+S keyboard shortcut, but you can also save by going to the File menu and choosing Save or Save As. When saving a new project for the first time you'll be asked to name your project and choose where on your hard drive it will be saved.

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Choosing Save As lets you choose a new name or destination for your saved project. If this isn't your first time saving the project, this will create a second project file.

Filmora's Pro video editor also auto-saves your project at predefined intervals to ensure that you can recover your work if for some reason the program shuts down before you have a chance to save your project.

More information about adjusting the auto-save settings is available on the Setting Up FilmoraPro page.

The media assets you're using in a project are not saved in the project file. In order for FilmoraPro to access them the next time you work on your project you must make sure that they are still saved in the same location and that the file names have not changed. If you're opening your project on a different computer then you started it on then you will need to transfer your media assets to the second computer as well.

Exporting

You can manage all tasks related to exporting a video in the Export screen.

To export your video, or a portion of your video, click 'Export' above the timeline and choose either In-Out Area or Contents.

Contents: exports all of the media on your timeline as a video.

In-Out Area: exports only the portion of your project that is between In and Out points which you have set.

Either option will open a dialogue window asking if you would like to Go to Export or Continue Working.

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If you choose 'Continue Working' your export will not start, but it will be added to the Queue in the Export screen for you to review later. Choosing 'Go to Export' will take you to the Export screen.

From the Export screen, click Start Exporting underneath the Queue to export your video. If you want to keep working on your project (i.e. if you are only exporting a portion and are not finished the final video) then you can click Back to Editor from the Export screen after starting your export and Filmora's Pro video editor will continue your export as a background task while you continue editing.

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The Export Screen

FilmoraPro's Export Screen is divided into three main sections:

The Presets Panel

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All available export presets can be found in the Presets panel of the Export Screen. Export Presets are divided into two categories:

  • User Presets – Choose a combination of resolution, compression settings, and video format that you want to export with and save it as a Preset to use for future exports. To create a new Preset, right click on User Presets and choose one of the options under Create Preset to open the Edit Export Preset window. There is no limit to how many presets you can create.
  • Built-in Presets – All presets the software offers by default are located in this folder. They provide a diverse range of export options that are suitable for all common types of videos. To customize a Built-in Preset, right click on it and choose one of the options under Create Preset.

Visit the Supported Formats page of this manual to learn more about the export format options.

Double-clicking on a preset will enable you to select it and change the preset that is applied to new export tasks by default.

To delete a User Preset, select the preset you want to delete and click on the Delete Preset icon located below the preset list. You cannot delete Built-in Presets.

The Queue Panel

Projects and sections of projects that are waiting to be exported will be displayed in this panel.

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  • Name – The name of the task.
  • Format – The video file format your project will export to.
  • Preset – The export settings (video file format, compression settings, aspect ratio, frame rate, etc.) FilmoraPro will use for the task. You can choose a different Preset by clicking on the one listed and choosing from the dropdown menu.. You could also drag a preset from the Preset Panel and drop it onto your task in the Queue.
  • Duration – The duration of the file you're exporting.
  • Output - The destination on your computer or external hard drive where your exported video will be saved. You can click on the file path to change the destination and name the file you're exporting.
  • Progress – A progress bar that keeps track of the rendering process. After you click Start Exporting you will be able to see how much of the task is completed and how much of it remains.
  • Start Time – The time of the day the export started.
  • Elapsed - The amount of time that has passed since the export started. Remaining – An estimation of the time remaining until the export is completed.

 At the bottom of the Queue Panel you'll see the following options:

  • Remove Tasks –Click this to remove one or more selected tasks from the queue. These tasks will not be exported.
  • Remove Finished Task(s) – After one or more export tasks are complete you can click this to remove them from the Queue panel.
  • Start Exporting – Click this to begin exporting the tasks in the Queue. Tasks will be processed from the top down, which means that the first task in the list will be rendered before the second, and so on. Once the exporting has started, this button will change to Suspend Exporting and you will be able to use it to pause the export process.

After you click the Start Exporting button, you can click the Back to Editor button to head back to the Edit screen and continue working on your project. The rendering process will go on in the background without disrupting your workflow.

The Preview Panel

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You can keep track of your export progresses in the Preview Panel. As the software advances through the task the frames that are currently being rendered will be displayed here. You can also see the details of the video that is being processed, including the task name, the preset, and the compression. The images displayed in the Preview Panel are taken from the buffer of the export. They do not slow down the export process because no additional rendering is required to display them. 

Exporting Individual Clips

To export an individual clip, right-click on it in the timeline and choose Add to Export Queue from the menu that appears.

You can repeat this process for multiple clips and they will all be added to the Export Queue as separate tasks.

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The Add to Export Queue feature is useful if you want to batch convert video files to a new format. If you add video clips to the Export Queue this way the names of tasks in the queue will indicate their source and their positions on the timeline.