Keynote - the most elegance, well-built application suitable for transforming ordinary slides into extraordinary presentation - maybe sounds unfamiliar to Windows users' ears. In most case, it's due to the fact that Keynote has its own extension; The slides and effects created in Keynote can be opened only with Keynote. However, Keynote is quite popular among Mac users; Perhaps, Steve Jobs also used Keynote for his presentations.
But, as I've experienced, presentations and/or movie effects made on Keynote can surely wow your friends who own only Windows. And for the sake of saving the trouble, I've found a way to export Keynote presentation into QuickTime Movie file (.MOV).
Let's assume that you've got your presentation slides and gorgeous effects ready and set. And now, you want to export your Keynote presentation into movie file, these following steps would be required.
Inside Quartz Composer, there is a demo application that can add effect to your movie. This demo application is called MovieFX and can be found in Mac HD ▸ Developer ▸ Examples ▸ Quartz Composer ▸ Applications ▸ MovieFX.
After you've been inside MovieFX folder, you should search for MovieFX.xcodeproj file. Open that file with XCode and from XCode toolbar, choose Build and Go.
Up to this point, you should be able to see new pane opened with entitled MovieFX.
If you happen to have extra big display connected to your Mac and you'd like to watch all movie trailers inside your Front Row in HD (High Definition) format, you should try this command line:
defaults write com.apple.frontrow TrailerBypass http://www.apple.com/trailers/home/xml/current_720p.xml && killall "Front Row"
But you need to make sure that you've extra fast broadband internet access, or you would end up waiting for several minutes to stream-play the HD movie trailer. And you need to pay attention that with low resolution display, you won't find any difference in the trailers' quality, so it's better to keep the default settings.
How to download movie trailers faster?