When you're done creating a cinemagraph in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS, you can export the file for sharing and upload it to your Flixel gallery. Continue reading to learn about all the exporting options available in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS.

Click Export or use the keyboard shortcut ⌘E to export your cinemagraph in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS.


Select one of the presets to optimize your cinemagraph for a specific export destination. The presets for common export destinations include: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Profile Video and Facebook Ad Upload. Selecting a preset will populate the format, size, frame rate, and repetitions fields with the preferred settings of the selected destination. Even after you select a preset, you can customize the settings by selecting the field you want to modify. 


The file formats available for export include: H.264, HEVC, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444, Animated GIF, and Image Sequence (PNG, JPEG, and TIFF). 

H.264, also known as AVC (Advanced Video Coding), is the most widely supported video format. Export as H.264 to share your cinemagraph on social media and other popular websites. 

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), also known as H.265, is available for newer macOS devices running macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later. HEVC offers about double the data compression ratio at the same or improved level of quality at the same bit rate. It is recommended to check the technical requirements of your export destination before exporting because HEVC is not currently supported on all browsers and devices.

Apple ProRes is a lossy video compression format developed by Apple. Export as Apple ProRes 422 or Apple Pro Res 4444 if you want to import your cinemagraph into another application for further editing, such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro. 

Export as an Animated GIF to use your cinemagraph in email campaigns. As a general rule, exporting in GIF format is only recommended when video playback is not available. Read Ciemagraphs vs. GIFs to learn more about GIFs and embedded cinemagraphs.



If you select a preset, the resolution will reflect the destination’s recommended sizing. You can customize the resolution to be equal to or less than the resolution of your source video. You cannot export a cinemagraph in a resolution which exceeds that of your source video. Record your video in the highest possible quality so you have the option of optimizing your cinemagraph for various destinations. 

Frame Rate

If you select a preset, the frame rate will reflect the destination’s recommended frame frequency. A frame rate that is variable will equal your source video’s frame frequency multiplied by the speed value selected in-app. Available constant frame rates include 24, 25, and 30 fps. 


If you select a preset, the number of repetitions will reflect the destination’s requirements for enabling autoplay and looping functions. Otherwise, the default number of repetitions is 1 with the length indicated to the right. 

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