Exporting Audio and Video Versions

You can export edited versions of audio and video clips brought into Aperture. If you trimmed the length of the audio or video clip, the new edited length is exported along with any metadata you applied in Aperture.

To export versions of audio and video clips
  1. Select audio or video clips in the Browser.

  2. Choose File > Export > Version (or press Command-Shift-E).

  3. In the dialog that appears, navigate to the location where you want the exported audio or video files placed.

    Figure. Controls in the Export dialog.
  4. Do one of the following:

    • Choose None from the Subfolder Format pop-up menu to specify that the clips be stored as separate files in the selected folder.

    • Choose a folder name preset from the Subfolder Format pop-up menu to specify that Aperture create a hierarchy of subfolders with specific folder names to hold your files. For more information about creating folders to hold your exported audio and video files, see Exporting Images into Folders in the Finder.

    • Choose Custom Name or Custom Name with Counter from the Subfolder Format pop-up menu, then enter a custom folder name in the Custom Subfolder Name field.

  5. Choose a name format for your files from the Name Format pop-up menu.

    If you choose a Custom Name format, enter your custom name in the Custom Name field. For more information on renaming audio and video files at export, see Renaming Images at Export.

  6. If you want to be notified when the export process is complete, select the “Show alert when finished” checkbox.

  7. When you’re ready to export files, click Export Versions.

The audio or video clips you selected are exported to the location you specified. If you selected the “Show alert when finished” checkbox, a dialog appears displaying the number of versions exported and the file path. If you want Aperture to open the Finder to the location where you exported your clips, click the Reveal in Finder button. Otherwise, click OK to close the dialog.

Note: If you want to check on the progress of an export operation, choose Window > Show Activity. The Activity window displays the progress of each export operation. You can also use this window to pause and cancel an export operation.