In the previous tutorial, we learnt to edit video in Blender. Now we will learn how to export the video out of Blender into a self-contained movie file that can then be posted to the web or distributed on discs or streamed.
This is also called "rendering" video, because we are causing the CPU(s) of the computer to take the frames that you've edited and write them out into a new file. This can be a long process if you have added a lot of transitions and effects, and will be entirely dependent upon how fast and efficient your CPU(s) is/are.
Before you commit to anything you may want to watch and listen to your finished work.
That's it. After it renders, you can send it to friends or show it at festivals and, if it's about the KDE Software Compilation, of course, post it on KDE's youtube channel.
recoding DV files
Another tip for recoding DV files:
If your final cut is a dv stream, ffmpeg2theora is your friend:
$ ffmpeg2theora cut.dv -x 352 -y 288 -v 2 -S 0 -K 128 -c 1 -H 32000 -o cut.ogv
(the above for PAL video)