Sometimes your project may need to go to several destinations for delivery such as television, iTunes, and the web. Can you batch export from Apple Final Cut Pro X? In this video, Nick Harauz walks you through how you can set up a destination bundle in Final Cut Pro X to keep you organized at export and speed up the sharing process.
- Sometimes your project may need to go to several destinations for delivery, such as television, iTunes, and the web. In this movie we'll take a look at how we can set up a destination bundle to keep us organized at export and speed up the sharing process. So now that we've looked at how keywords are applied as tags on export, as well as how we can add information to our projects through the Share inspector, it's time to look at how we can keep our exports organized. And a great way to keep our exports organized and automated is to create bundles from the Share menu.
So here I am in my Chapter 6.2 project. You can find it in the Chapter 6 keyword collection under your Projects events. And I'm going to go to the File menu and choose to share this project, but rather than select one of the default settings that I have, I'm going to choose to add a destination. Now, we can choose these existing destinations here, but what we're mostly interested in is a bundle. And a bundle is a folder. You can see I already have one here on the list. I'm going to add yet another, and I'll call this bundle FCPX ORGANIZE.
This is going to be a collection of export settings, and the cool part is we can share our projects and whatever's inside this bundle, that's how our clips will be exported. So to add things to our Destinations folder here, I want to go back to Add Destination and then reveal that folder here closer to the top, and let's add a few settings. So one thing I like to do is always create a poster frame of my video, so I'm going to save a current frame, or whatever frame I'm currently over inside the project, and I'll just choose to make that a JPEG image.
And I'll call this Poster Frame for Marketing. I'll now go back down to add a destination and one file that I definitely always export happens to be a master file. So I'll grab the export file settings and go under here and make sure that the video and audio format settings in Kodak is matching that of my project settings. And I'll refer to this one here as Master.
After that setting I'm going to go back finally one more time to the Add Destination, and I like to always have another setting specified for basically sending clips to YouTube or one of many other settings. In many cases I would just add a YouTube setting, but I'm not going to export it to YouTube right now, so instead I'm going to choose a Compressor setting. And this is because I have Compressor installed on my system. And under that are video sharing options for basically exporting a video to one of these video sharing services but without the need to upload.
So I'll go into the built-in settings, go down to the folder that is for video sharing services. I know that this video happens to be HD 1080, so with those video sharing services, this 1080 setting, I'll choose OK, and I'll rename this 1080p Share to Web No Upload. And once I press Return, now I have all these three settings and I'm good to go. So now that my bundle is saved, I'm going to go choose, first of all, the poster frame that I want for the video.
I happen to like this frame right here, so I'm just going to move my playhead over that location, and I want to go to File, Share, and from this list, remember we created the FCPX ORGANIZE bundle, and once we go inside, we're going to see, first of all, here's my first project. This happens to be the poster frame that I set up there in the timeline. Then if I click this arrow here on the bottom left, notice then we see the second setting that's been applied, and then finally we have the third setting.
If I needed to change the name of this actual project, or Chapter 6.2, I'll call this My Father and the Man in Black Scene 22, then I'll chose Next. And when I go to the Desktop and create a new folder called Exports, these three files are going to populate here. So let me choose Save. Nothing really updates except for what's going on in my background tasks manager. So let me click on that button and just show you that the Sharing menu is currently exporting those three settings.
So in fact, the still is already done, now it's transcoded the first video, you can see there it pops up, and now here is the next one that it is currently encoding. So I've got my master file, I've got then a file for the web for video sharing, followed by the still. Let me now head to the Finder, to my Desktop, and if we look in the Exports folder, notice each of these items now currently set up and ready to go based on the settings that we chose.
That's how great and easy it is to automate your export process and stay organized in the long run.
- Using keywords and Smart Collections
- Working with metadata
- Applying custom names to clips
- Working with advanced search functions
- Marker shortcuts
- Using roles for exporting titles and audio
- Retrieving a backup library or project