Built-in settings

Use the built-in settings, grouped by category in the Settings pane, to convert any file from its source format to other commonly used formats.

Built-in setting group


Use to

Apple Devices

  • Apple Devices HD (Best Quality)

  • Apple Devices HD (Most Compatible)

  • SD for Apple Devices

Create iTunes-compliant H.264 files for distribution, including files that can be used for streaming high-definition (HD) video and standard-definition (SD) video.

Audio Formats

  • AAC File

  • AC3 File

  • AIFF File

  • CAF File

  • EC3 File

  • MP3 File

  • WAVE File

Create audio files in the most commonly used formats.

Motion Graphics

  • Open EXR Image Sequence

  • QuickTime Animation

  • QuickTime ProRes with Alpha

  • TIFF Image Sequence

Create files for use with motion graphics applications.

MPEG Files

  • MPEG-2 422 Program stream, 15 Mbps

  • MPEG-2 Program stream, 15 Mbps

  • MPEG-2 Transport stream, 15 Mbps

Create broadcast-quality, high-resolution, high bit rate video files.


  • AAC for Audio Podcasting

  • H.264 for Video Podcasting

  • MP3 for Audio Podcasting

Create files for audio and video podcasting.


  • Apple ProRes 4444 XQ

  • Apple ProRes 4444

  • Apple ProRes 422 HQ

  • Apple ProRes 422

  • Apple ProRes 422 LT

  • Apple ProRes 422 Proxy

Create high-quality, high-performance files for use with Final Cut Pro and post-production workflows.


  • Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2

  • Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2

Create uncompressed 10-bit and 8-bit 4:2:2 QuickTime movies.

Video Sharing Services

  • 4K

  • HD 1080p

  • HD 720p

  • Large 540p

  • SD 480p

  • Small

Create QuickTime files for publishing to video-sharing websites like YouTube and Vimeo. Includes large and small HD and SD settings.

You can also customize a built-in setting or create your own custom setting from scratch. For example, you can create a custom setting to convert progressive video to interlaced video, or to convert 29.97-fps video to 23.98 fps video. Before you create a custom setting, view the related built-in settings to see if any of those meet your needs. If one does, or if it comes close, duplicate that setting, then modify any properties that you need to change. The advantage of duplicating a setting, rather than creating a new setting from scratch, is that many of the properties are already configured, and thus, you’ll need to make fewer adjustments to the setting. For more information, see Create and work with custom settings.