Select from Menu - File - Export Mosaic to File
or use this Quick Button:
Saves rendered target picture.

Output mosaic setup screen.

This program generate a mosaic video that may contain zoomings, pannings, still mosaics and their combinations.

A smallest part of this video is a Clip Sequence.

The Clip Sequence is a combination of starting and ending position and transition between them.

An output Queue consists from one or several Clip Sequences.

You need to add one or several Clip Sequences to the output Queue and start an exporting procedure.

The program exports a series of frames that can be assembled into movie with Movie Assembler application later.

At the beginning you need to define a size (resolution) of your video clip:

Output mosaic setup screen.

Units - You may choose Pixels, Inches or Centimeters as a mosaic size units.

DPI (Resolution) - You need to set this value to allow the program to convert pixels units into inches or centimeters.

Mosaic Width and Height - You have to set one of these values, the other will be calculated automatically.

As far as you probably intend to display your resulting video on some kind of display or projector all you need to care is the size of the output frame in pixels. It will be good idea to select Pixels units and enter the frame size in pixels.

Please remember that popular Full HD resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. Most of a modern video players and TV-sets can show this videos without any problems. But please keep in mind that if you want to export larger video, like a new 4K video, you need to refer to a user manual of the hardware that you intend to use to play these videos to find out how large frame size in pixels you need to export.

Below you see general information about the output image sizes.

Output mosaic setup screen.

Mosaic size - Overall size of output image in all measurement units. File Size shows approximate value counted for uncompressed image format for a single frame. You are saving mosaic to Jpeg image and you get much smaller file size, due to very efficient Jpeg compression.

Single tile size - Size of a single tile in all measurement units.

Note for a user of our Image Mosaic - Mazaika software:
Please note that there are no Colour corrections settings for a whole mosaic. You may select different correction levels for different parts of output video when selecting proprieties for video sequences. Please see below.

When we defined the output video resolution we need to build mosaic Clip Sequence.

Output mosaic setup screen.

Clip Sequences column shows properties of one sequence:

Starting Scene and Ending Scene are defined by scene duration, visible mosaic area and colour correction and blending levels.

Duration - Is a duration of the scene in seconds.

Correction and Blending work the similar way as in photo mosaic Mazaika. Please see here for details. Sometimes it is very effective to set high level of correction for zoom-out scenes, for better view of the overall image and set smaller corrections, or no correction at all for better un-altered view of enlarged tiles.

Area - Is a visible mosaic area. You may define it by two ways.

Get Start From Selection / Get End From Selection - use this scenario:
1 - Close Export Panel with Close button or Escape keyboard key.
2 - Select desired mosaic region with mouse drag at the main program screen.
3 - Invoke export Export Panel again by selecting Export to File... from File menu or using Cmd+E keyboard keys.
4 - Press Get Start/End From Selection button to apply selection area for Starting/Ending Scene

Alternatively you may use Area buttons to invoke a special window:

Output mosaic setup screen.

1 - Press Area button to bring up a special panel with whole mosaic preview.
2 - Select Left/Top/Right/Bottom margins or predeined by buttons locations
3 - Press Apply to accept the selected range and close the panel

Transition Scene is defined by transition duration and transition speed. There are few speed variants:

Linear - The speed of transition reman the same for whole scene duration.
Fast - Slow - It starts with faster movement and slow down at the end.
Slow - Fast - It starts with slow motion and speed ups at the end.
Slow - Fast - Slow - It starts with slow motion, speed up in the middle and slow down at the end.

Every Clip Sequence has Offset Time:

Output mosaic setup screen.

This Offset Time is a time of the beginning of the Clip Sequence relative the time of Base Frames used in mosaic. See more details here.
Read more about Offset Time and Base Frames in a special topic: Video Offset Time. What is it?

Once you have built one Clip Sequence you need to add it to Queue. Use Add clip sequence to queue button for that.

Output mosaic setup screen.

After that you will see the Clip Sequence as a line in the Queue table.

Output mosaic setup screen.

If you need more Clip Sequences please build then in the same way.

Note: Usually you want to combine several short sequences into one longer movement. This means that the next sequence must begins at the very same location with the very same values for colour corrections as they were at the end of the previous sequence. There is a special button named Swap start and end that will help you.

Output mosaic setup screen.

After all sequences are placed into the Queue you may edit every single sequence in a special edit mode. Select the line that you want to edit and press Edit button at the table header.

The table in Edit mode allows you to change all sequence properties using similar controls as the ones that you have used to build it.

Output mosaic setup screen.

Also the Edit mode allows you to easy synchronise all sequences. I.e. shift the beginning of a next sequence at the moment when the previous sequence has ended. Use Synchronise all Up and Synchronise all Down buttons.

Press Update to apply all changes

When the Queue is assembled, press Process whole queue button to start generate mosaic frames.

A real export process may takes some time.

Here is a one useful tip:
The program needs a lot of memory and computer resources to generate hundreds mosaic images assembled from thousands movie frames. If the program hangs or crash or if you will stop it yourself in the middle of the export procedure you will be able to run it again and continue the export procedure. (instead of starting this long procedure again)

The program remembers last export properties and if, after the program's restart, you start the export procedure again it starts to generate the very same files.

PLEASE NOTE - If some of these files are already exist - the program skips them and generate only not existed frames. That means that after the program’s restart you will continue the export procedure from the moment of your previous stop.

Sometimes, especially when you generate a very long sequence, it may be helpful to stop export to free computer memory and restart the export. It may save you some time.

After the export procedure will be completed you will get a folder with .mzframes name extension full of frames with number suffixes. You may convert these frames into normal movie with your favourite movie editor or you may use Movie Assembler application.

Stop - Use this button to stop the saving process at any time.

Reveal saved file in Finder - use this button to easy find your saved .mzframes folder in Finder.

Close - Use this button to close the Output mosaic setup screen.