Export an image sequence

You can export your project’s visuals as an image sequence—a set of sequentially numbered still-image files that are compatible with many professional finishing, compositing, and grading applications—using the Export Image Sequence command.

Export your project as an image sequence

  1. Choose Share > Export Image Sequence.

  2. Click the Export pop-up menu, then choose an image sequence file format.

  3. To export frames from a project that uses nonsquare Pixel Aspect Ratio (such as NTSC or PAL) so the resulting files use square pixels, select “Scale image to preserve aspect ratio.”

  4. If you’ve set In and Out points in the Timeline, click the Duration pop-up menu, then choose whether to export the sequence or the portion between the In and Out points.

  5. To specify additional Motion-specific options, click Render.

    For more information, see Render settings.

  6. To see details about files to be output, click Summary.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Enter a name for the image sequence, then choose where to save it.

    Important: This command creates a folder using the name you entered. The image sequence files are saved here.

  9. Click Save.

    Motion renders and saves an image sequence.