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FCP Video Share

The following instructions describe how to use the Final Cut Pro Share feature to create files for playback and distribution.

  • Name your sequence something other than "Sequence1" because the Share menu uses the sequence name when the new files are saved.
  • Select the sequence that you would like to share in the browser. It should be highlighted before proceeding to the next step.
  • Select File->Share.
File->Share.
  • Select "Choose" to select the destination where your files will be saved. Browse to Xsan_Media->CourseName->YourName->ProjectName. Select Choose.
Export -> Choose Save Destination
  • From the dropdown menu select "Quicktime H.264". This is a playback codec designed for small file sizes and good image quality. This is a good choice for watching your movie in class. This is not a good choice for archiving, or to use for re-editing, or as a master file.
Select Quicktime H.264
  • Select the "Open with Quicktime Player" checkbox.
Select Checkbox
  • You can select the "Add Output" button that looks like a "+" icon if you would like to create more than one output file.
Add Output
  • From the dropdown menu select "Apple ProRes 422". This is an intermediate codec that creates large file sizes, but maintains high quality graphics, visual effects, or color grading. This is a good choice for HDV projects that were shot with our Sony V1U or Sony FX1 cameras, or for DV projects that incorporate significant graphics, visual effects, or color correction. This is not a good choice for playback.
  • Select the "Open with Quicktime Player" checkbox.
  • You can select the "Add Output" if you would like to create another output file.
  • From the dropdown menu select "DVD". This will create an MPEG2 DVD file for playback from a computer or will burn a DVD for playback in a DVD player. This is a good choice if you would like to see what a DVD would look like without burning a disc or if you would like to distribute your sequence via DVD. This is not a good choice for archiving, or to use for re-editing, or as a master file.
  • Select "Create DVD" if you would like to not only create the MPEG2 file, but also burn a disc.
  • Add other output modules as needed (iPhone, YouTube, etc).
  • Select "Export"
Export
  • You can continue to work in Final Cut Pro while the "Share" feature creates a file for each output module that you included.

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