Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Uploading from Final Cut Pro X, part of YouTube Essential Training (2013).
All of the major nonlinear editors have options to export to YouTube. I want to take a look at each of these, starting with Final Cut Pro X. As you can see, we're in Final Cut and we have a completed, if short, project. I'm going to play the beginning. (video playing) It's already to go up to YouTube. The process in Final Cut is very simple. Let me show you how it works. If we do File>Share, we have an option for YouTube. That's what I want to show you and it's going to be fairly automated.
But I also want to point out that the Apple Devices Presets, in this case 720, which is our Resolution, but also all the way up at 1080; they may pretty good exports for YouTube as well. As you'll see, YouTube automate the whole process and if you want to save a file for uploading later, you might want to try one of the Apple devices presets. But for now let's look at YouTube. This is information that will actually be published to YouTube, and although it's not obvious you can click in here and actually edit this.
Similarly I can change the Creator and I can add additional tags. Next, I want to go to the Settings and here I have some basic choices mostly about the Resolution. I always like to choose the highest setting that my video will support, so this video we shot at 720p and I don't want to go any lower on this export, I want to keep it at its top quality. If I had 1080 video, then the 1080 choice would also be available and I would most likely use it.
Last I have Faster Encode versus Better Quality and this is just part of the compression equation. If I'm willing to give the computer a little more time to render, then I'll choose Better Quality or if I'm in a hurry, I'll choose Faster Encode. For this example I'm going to leave it on Faster Encode. I highly doubt you'll be able to tell the difference, but if quality is your main goal, I would switch to Better Quality. I don't need to make this movie private and I can adjust the Category here. I'm going to choose Travel and Events, which is a little closer to film and animation, although it's not exactly farming.
And what you're going to see, if you either click Sign in or Next, Final Cut Pro is actually going to ask for our YouTube login and talk directly to YouTube. I'm getting one more confirmation, because we're actually posting live to YouTube, in addition a reminder that, this video will be public once published. Right here next to the Timecode, there is an export happening in the background, and it's now at 50%, but if I click it, I can see those details.
Here you can see my sharing export is running right now, and it should be finished publishing in just a few minutes. Now that the export is done, the upload and transfer to YouTube is happening in the background. I'm going to go over and switch to my browser and we'll see that video once it arrives. As you can see, I'm logged into YouTube at my video list, and if I refresh the page we'll see if my new video has been posted yet. My video has arrived on my video list, if I click it we can see the result of everything we did.
(video playing) Not only is my video posted, but the metadata that I entered is also available. Exporting from Final Cut Pro X can be completely automated. I do want to show you one other option in case you want more control. If for any reason you don't like the results of the automated export, your other option is to go File>Send to Compressor. Compressor is a full-fledged compression program and it's sold separate from Final Cut Pro X, so you may or may not have it.
It's a little complicated, but it gives you control over all of the compression parameters. So if you want to look up the optimized settings when YouTube and match them exactly, you can do it in Compressor. So now we've seen all of our options for exporting for YouTube out of Final Cut Pro X. There's a wonderful automated option if we just share through YouTube, there's also the option of exporting for Apple devices and uploading later. Finally you can send to Compressor for maximum control. I advise you to use the method that works best for you.
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