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  1. Open AVID and change your Format of your Project to 720 just for this exporting session. Go to your Project Window in AVID and go to the "Format" tab and change the Project Type to 720p/23.976. We will be exporting a 720 QuickTime for ProTools that is why we are doing this.

  1. First open sequence in timeline and select the video and audio tracks to export. Mark an in point at the beginning of the portion of the timeline to export and an out point at the end of the portion of the timeline to export. If the whole timeline is to be exported mark an in point at the beginning and an out at the end.
  2. Example of how timeline should look before exporting.

  1. Next go to >File>Export>


Click on Options


    1. Choose Export As QuickTime Movie, Use Marks, Use Enabled Tracks if you only want to export a certain part of the timeline. Leave them unchecked to export the whole timeline


    2. Uncheck Same as Source by clicking on the Custom button


    3. Click on Video and Audio (Recommended)



    4. Video Format 1280 x 720 Width and Height


    5. Color Levels should be 601/709


    6. Display Aspect Ratio leave on Native Dimensions



    7. Click on Format Options

Click on Video Settings

Select the H.264 Compression

Choose H.264 Compression Type
Frame Rate Current
Key Frame 24
Compressor High
Encoding set to Best quality


Click OK

These are the final settings for the QuickTime Movie Settings

Video and Audio checkboxes should be checked.



Make sure Prepare for Internet Streaming is unchecked

Click OK

This is how the AVID export window should be set




Video Format 1280 x 720 Width and Height



Color Levels should be 601/709




Display Aspect Ratio leave on Native Dimensions

Click on Save and will be promted to select a place to save the quicktime

Then click Save and the export will start.