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Exporting a hi-res QuickTime movie

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In the last movie, we covered all of the various ways that you can share your program primarily to web-based platforms, playlists, and Apple devices. In this movie, we'll take a look at how you export a high-resolution QuickTime movie of your program using one of the built-in Final Cut presets. Okay, so we'll select our project once again, 13.2 and then come back over to the Share menu, and this time choose Master File. This will probably be the option that you choose the most often when you just want to create a basic archival copy of your program.

Exporting a hi-res QuickTime movie

In the last movie, we covered all of the various ways that you can share your program primarily to web-based platforms, playlists, and Apple devices. In this movie, we'll take a look at how you export a high-resolution QuickTime movie of your program using one of the built-in Final Cut presets. Okay, so we'll select our project once again, 13.2 and then come back over to the Share menu, and this time choose Master File. This will probably be the option that you choose the most often when you just want to create a basic archival copy of your program.

Now again, we have the basic setup here under Info, we can look at our program, we can change the various title, Description, Creator, and Tag information and then down here we have our various settings. Instead of being optimized for an Apple device, you can see that the only thing chosen is Mac because it's expecting me to come into settings and select exactly what I want to do in creating this QuickTime movie. If I choose Format, I can choose Video and Audio or just Video and just Audio. And this should look pretty familiar because in the last movie we had a pretty much identical menu when we were discussing how to create a file optimized for Apple devices which you can see I can choose right here.

It's really exactly the same. For now, I just going to go back up to Video and Audio because that's what you will choose most of the times. Under Video codec, I have a little more than a dozen options, you can see day H.264 is the one that's selected, but I have all of these that I can choose as well. So you have the Apple ProRes family which is Apple's high-quality Codec, and then you have H.264 which again is very popular when optimizing for iDevices and the web. And then you have Uncompressed, both 8 and 10 bit flavors for sending out the file without any compression; so that would be your largest file. And then you have some basic DV options. And finally a few different flavors within the MPEG IMX family which is an MPEG-2 based standard definition codec.

Now other editing programs tend to have a whole lot more options, sometimes dozens and dozens. However, what Final Cut has done is to include the big hitters, the most popular and effective options right within the application. If you need to export a different video codec, then what you do is you send it through Compressor, which is Apple's encoding program that you can purchase right along with Final Cut. We'll take a look at how to work with Compressor in the next movie. For now we will stay in here, and I think I am going to select Apple ProRes 422. Which again is a very high-quality, very versatile codec in the world of video editing.

Below that, you can Include chapter markers, which we will take a look at a little bit later, and then you choose what it does with it when it's done exporting. You can open it into QuickTime so that you can review it, or you can set it to Compressor if you want to do some further compression, and again we'll take a look at how to do that in the next movie. If you want to send it to iTunes you can or you can do nothing just make the file. In this case let's go ahead and choose to open it in QuickTime. Now right below that, there is an option to export specific roles. We are going to ignore this for now and just choose QuickTime Movie.

We're going to explore roles in a future movie, though. So I'll just go ahead and choose Next, and I'll tell Final Cut where I want the file to go, Desktop is fine. And I am just going to click Save, and we chose for it to open it QuickTime when it was done so that's exactly what it's done for me here. I can go ahead and just put it in full- screen mode and review it if I want to. (video playing) So, as you can see, the QuickTime movie we created is a high-quality file that you can deliver to your client, keep as an archival copy, or bring into another program for further work.

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Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training

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  1. 6m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 16s
  2. 23m 30s
    1. Understanding the world of nonlinear editing
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding how FCP X works: A new take on story creation
      1m 48s
    3. Taking a tour of the FCP X interface
      8m 59s
    4. Accessing additional tools
      6m 23s
    5. Getting to know the projects for this course
      1m 18s
  3. 24m 41s
    1. Creating and organizing events from scratch
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing footage with keywords and ratings
      8m 19s
    3. Performing searches and creating Smart Collections
      4m 59s
    4. Displaying event data
      6m 3s
  4. 42m 11s
    1. Playing and marking clips in preparation for editing
      7m 16s
    2. Understanding different types of editing tools
      6m 20s
    3. Making the first edits: Using Insert and Append edits
      7m 31s
    4. Changing shots: Using Overwrite and Replace edits
      5m 54s
    5. Performing video- and audio-only edits
      3m 45s
    6. Moving clips within the primary storyline: Swapping shots and creating gaps
      3m 28s
    7. Removing material from the primary storyline
      3m 44s
    8. Understanding timeline navigation: Snapping, skimming, zooming, and panning
      4m 13s
  5. 23m 58s
    1. Trimming clips: Using the Ripple tool
      9m 9s
    2. Manipulating transitions: Using the Roll tool
      5m 36s
    3. Changing clip content and position: Performing Slip and Slide edits
      5m 40s
    4. Using the Precision Editor for fine trimming control
      3m 33s
  6. 14m 2s
    1. Connecting clips to the primary storyline
      7m 0s
    2. Understanding the features and limitations of Connected Clips
      3m 40s
    3. Working with secondary storylines
      3m 22s
  7. 31m 23s
    1. Adjusting the audio level and channel configuration via the Inspector
      8m 47s
    2. Keyframing audio in the timeline
      4m 57s
    3. Repairing audio problems automatically
      5m 25s
    4. Adjusting audio EQ
      4m 46s
    5. Recording audio
      4m 4s
    6. Syncing audio from multiple sources
      3m 24s
  8. 25m 6s
    1. Nesting and breaking apart clips
      4m 1s
    2. Performing quick extractions using Top and Tail edits
      6m 16s
    3. Auditioning clips to try multiple editing options
      4m 9s
    4. Working with markers
      4m 57s
    5. Customizing the keyboard and workspace
      5m 43s
  9. 14m 28s
    1. Syncing your multicam group clips
      6m 47s
    2. Performing a multicam edit
      3m 53s
    3. Refining the multicam edit
      3m 48s
  10. 1h 26m
    1. Working with basic motion effects: Transform, Crop, and Distort
      10m 32s
    2. Using motion effects with still photos and graphics
      6m 25s
    3. Adding and adjusting transition effects
      7m 46s
    4. Adding and adjusting video effects
      6m 26s
    5. Adding and adjusting audio effects
      4m 30s
    6. Keyframing video and audio effects over time
      6m 18s
    7. Copying and pasting effect properties
      4m 15s
    8. Creating and adjusting titles
      7m 18s
    9. Working with generator effects
      6m 46s
    10. Adding animated themes
      4m 7s
    11. Creating freeze frames
      3m 51s
    12. Using speed effects to retime clips
      8m 2s
    13. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 19s
    14. Understanding rendering options and preferences
      4m 4s
  11. 36m 15s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 49s
    2. Following a proper color correction workflow
      10m 29s
    3. Apply multiple color corrections to clips
      3m 41s
    4. Using color correction templates
      3m 11s
    5. Using automatic color correction tools
      6m 15s
    6. Performing secondary color correction with color masks
      4m 30s
    7. Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks
      4m 20s
  12. 18m 54s
    1. Taking a closer look at the import and analysis options
      5m 56s
    2. Importing from cards and file-based cameras
      4m 14s
    3. Importing iMovie projects and events
      1m 58s
    4. Capturing from tape
      3m 18s
    5. Making a tape archive
      3m 28s
  13. 16m 13s
    1. Managing events between different drives and destinations
      6m 13s
    2. Managing render files
      2m 56s
    3. Collaborating and archiving
      7m 4s
  14. 34m 38s
    1. Sharing projects using presets
      7m 41s
    2. Exporting a hi-res QuickTime movie
      3m 46s
    3. Using Compressor to export with custom settings
      7m 54s
    4. Exporting a still image
      1m 22s
    5. Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers
      5m 33s
    6. Exporting stems out of the timeline using roles
      8m 22s
  15. 14m 1s
    1. Solving offline media problems
      10m 29s
    2. Troubleshooting data and settings corruption problems
      3m 32s
  16. 3m 28s
    1. Next steps
      3m 28s

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