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Rendering Quartz Composer compositions

If you have made a Quartz composition you might sometimes want to render it out frame by frame to another format. Here is the way that I found to get the best quality: 1. You need a Quicktime Pro license, which is a paid upgrade to the free Quicktime Player. Get it – it’s useful every day when you work with motion graphics. 2. Open the qtz file in Quicktime Pro. 3. Hit ‘Save as’ and set the duration you want for the final movie. Now the file has been saved as a .mov file, but we’re not done. The file is still basically just a .qtz file in a Quicktime packaging. Step 3 4. Open the new .mov file in Quicktime (if it has not automatically opened in a window already) 5. Hit cmd+J to display the movie properties 6. Click on the second line where it says Quartz […]