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How to export a finished movie from Apple’s iMovie so it can be uploaded to a Windows 365 Video Channel

I am often asked how to upload or export movies from iMovie into Windows 365 Video channels. The key thing to know is that at this time 365 video cannot handle the large files that iMovie creates. Even if it could, your school network is not going to like or even allow you to upload a 2GB file, which is what you can easily get with a ten-minute 1080 video. It is not YouTube, and will sulk if it has to do too much processing.

I spent an afternoon trying different export settings so that you don't have to. If you follow these steps, all should be well. Please leave a comment if you run into problems so that I can update this if necessary.


1. Create your wonderful movie.

2. Click share

3. Click file.

How to export a finished movie from Apple’s iMovie so it can be uploaded to a Windows 365 Video Channel


4. The export settings

Title: The title

Description: In brief, what is this video about.

Tags. Keywords that describe the purpose of the video. At this time this information is not displayed in the 365 Channel, but conceivably it may at some point.

Format: Video and Audio

Resolution: 720p. Windows 365 does not allow video any larger than this. I also think it over compresses video too. I've tested it and videos uploaded to YouTube at this setting look much better than they do in my Channel. I hope that over time the video quality in 365 improves. Also note that if you have used an older camera 720 may not be available to you, in which case you will have to settle for 540.

Quality: Low. Don't sulk. Just click it.

Compress: Faster

Exporting iMovie for 365 video channel


5. Click next to choose the location of the expired file.

6. Your finished .mp4 file is now ready to upload into your 365 Channel


Further reading from Amazon

Office 2016 All-In-One For Dummies

SharePoint 2010 For Dummies

Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day - This is a great read by the way.


Apple Apps

• Mac iMovie - Apple

• iPhone / iPad iMovie - Apple

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Author: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL). IT Integration Specialist, and Teacher Librarian. This blog reflects my Graduate Diploma in Teaching studies with the University of South Queensland, Australia, PD, and ICT in the classroom interests. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.
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