Exporting Image Sequences

You can export numbered image sequences in various formats using the Export Using QuickTime Conversion command. If you want to export just a part of a clip or a sequence, you can do so by setting In and Out points before exporting.

To export a numbered image sequence
  1. Select a clip or sequence in the Browser or open a sequence in the Timeline.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To export the entire clip or sequence: Clear all In and Out points.
    • To export part of the sequence or clip: Set In and Out points.

    For more information about In and Out points, see Setting Edit Points for Clips and Sequences.

  3. Choose File > Export > Using QuickTime Conversion.

  4. Choose a location and enter a name for the file.

    Note: You may want to create a new folder for the sequence of numbered image files.

  5. Choose Image Sequence from the Format pop-up menu.

  6. Choose a setting from the Use pop-up menu.

    Figure. Save dialog showing the Use pop-up menu.

    If none of the options you need are listed in the Use pop-up menu, see step 7.

  7. To select custom settings, click Options.

  8. In the Export Image Sequence Settings dialog, choose your settings, then click OK.

    Figure. Export Image Sequence Settings dialog.
    • Format: Choose the image format you want to use from the pop-up menu.
    • Frames per second: Enter a value or choose an option from the pop-up menu for the frame rate for the images.
    • Options: Click here to set additional options, such as alternative bit depth or compression settings, if they are available for the selected format.
  9. When you’re ready to export, click Save.

    A dialog shows you the progress of the export. To cancel your export, press Esc or click Cancel.

    Each file of the image sequence is named in the form of “Filename 001.ext,” where “Filename” is the name you gave, the number (001) is the number of the frame, and “.ext” is the filename extension indicating the format.

    Figure. Finder window showing a file saved for each frame of a video.