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Exporting a project for Final Cut

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Video: Exporting a project for Final Cut

As you become more proficient at iMovie, you might find down the road somewhere that you're starting to feel a little limited by its capabilities. Now, if you have made it through all of these movies, I think you'll agree that iMovie 11 is no slouch. It can definitely do some very cool things and give your movies a professional look. But the reality is that it's a movie editor for the masses, so it has to be limited and easy enough for anyone to use. So if you're getting ready to move on to the world of professional video editing applications like Apple's Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro, that doesn't mean you have to leave all of your iMovie projects behind you and start from scratch to continue work on the project you started in iMovie.

Exporting a project for Final Cut

As you become more proficient at iMovie, you might find down the road somewhere that you're starting to feel a little limited by its capabilities. Now, if you have made it through all of these movies, I think you'll agree that iMovie 11 is no slouch. It can definitely do some very cool things and give your movies a professional look. But the reality is that it's a movie editor for the masses, so it has to be limited and easy enough for anyone to use. So if you're getting ready to move on to the world of professional video editing applications like Apple's Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro, that doesn't mean you have to leave all of your iMovie projects behind you and start from scratch to continue work on the project you started in iMovie.

So the last option we have here is Share > Export Final Cut XML. What this does is export a text file written in XML, which is what Final Cut reads, but you can then open in Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro, and continue working with your iMovie project from there, with Final Cut's full arsenal of editing tools at your disposal. Now, not everything will make it over the translation. If you choose this option, you will see this list of things that will not be exported XML file. That includes things like titles, voiceover, and sound effects, cropping and Ken Burn's effects. All your transitions are going to be represented by cross dissolves, and green screen and picture and picture clips will not be exported.

But your basic layout and edits will remain intact, and you can use that as the starting point to continue working on your project in Final Cut. So those are the other three export and sharing options you have available in iMovie 11 for when you want to step outside the borders of iLife. Lastly, under the Share menu we have the Remove from menu, and this is for when you want to remove your movie from any of the locations or services to which you published it. So, for example, if you want to remove a video from YouTube, you would select Remove from > YouTube. Now, in some cases the files will automatically be removed from the service or location you selected, but in other cases like this one, you might just be presented with instructions to visit the web site where you have an account and manually remove your video.

So you can see all it's telling me here is I have to go My Videos page on the YouTube web site, and I could click Go to YouTube to go directly there to delete this video. But this Remove from menu should be the first place you go if you were just publishing a video or if you just simply want to take it down. Of course, you can also go to the Share To bar up here, and from each one of these places where you have shared a video to, you can choose Remove from Facebook, Remove from YouTube, Remove from MobileMe, and Remove from iTunes, and any other place you have published to will appear in the bar up here, and you can use its icon to remove your video.

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iMovie 11 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      59s
  2. 1m 6s
    1. Making sure you have the latest version of iMovie
      1m 6s
  3. 19m 13s
    1. Types of connections
      1m 58s
    2. Importing from a tape-based camera
      5m 40s
    3. Importing from a memory-based camera
      4m 8s
    4. Importing from a digital still camera
      3m 31s
    5. Importing from other sources
      2m 24s
    6. Capturing live action
      1m 32s
  4. 11m 55s
    1. Interface overview
      2m 8s
    2. The Event Library and Event Browser
      4m 9s
    3. Selecting and adding clips to a project
      3m 3s
    4. The toolbar
      2m 35s
  5. 23m 53s
    1. Organizing events
      4m 28s
    2. Rating clips
      3m 26s
    3. Advanced rating tools
      2m 34s
    4. Tagging with keywords
      5m 6s
    5. Automatically finding people in your clips
      2m 15s
    6. Moving events to a different hard drive
      2m 15s
    7. Deleting unwanted clips from your hard drive
      3m 49s
  6. 26m 40s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 36s
    2. Adding clips to the project
      5m 46s
    3. Trimming and slip edits
      3m 40s
    4. Fine-tuning clips
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips
      3m 0s
    6. Cropping and rotating
      5m 11s
    7. The advanced Edit tool
      2m 14s
    8. Using a traditional timeline
      2m 7s
  7. 51m 55s
    1. Creating and adjusting still clips
      3m 22s
    2. Incorporating photos
      5m 48s
    3. Adjusting color
      5m 51s
    4. Using transitions
      9m 5s
    5. Adding titles
      4m 1s
    6. Using one-step effects
      2m 14s
    7. Stabilizing video
      5m 7s
    8. Using green screen effects
      7m 0s
    9. Creating movie trailers
      9m 27s
  8. 36m 21s
    1. Adjusting audio levels and position
      6m 8s
    2. Adding music and sound effects
      7m 15s
    3. Adding background music
      6m 48s
    4. Adding a voiceover
      5m 4s
    5. Extracting audio from other clips
      2m 58s
    6. Editing to the beat
      8m 8s
  9. 35m 11s
    1. Exporting to iTunes
      4m 58s
    2. Exporting to the Media Browser
      3m 37s
    3. Sharing to iDVD
      51s
    4. Publishing to a MobileMe web gallery
      4m 26s
    5. Publishing to YouTube, Vimeo, and iReport
      4m 39s
    6. Publishing to Facebook
      2m 49s
    7. Exporting QuickTime movies
      2m 29s
    8. Exporting a project for Final Cut
      2m 26s
    9. Changing published projects
      57s
    10. Finalizing your project
      2m 5s
    11. Moving a project to another Mac
      5m 54s
  10. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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