Final Cut Pro X: Share projects from Final Cut Pro

Share projects from Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro provides a variety of preconfigured export settings, called destinations, that you can use to output your project or clip. For example, you can export a project or clip as a QuickTime movie, export it for viewing on Apple devices such as iPhone and iPad, publish it to websites such as Facebook and YouTube, or burn it to a disc. You can also save a frame from your movie or export an image sequence. Each of these options uses a different destination.

When you first open Final Cut Pro, a default set of destinations appears in the Share menu.

Destinations in the Share menu

Details about each destination in the default set are listed in the table below.

Destination

Use to

DVD

Burn your project to a standard-definition (SD) DVD. For more information, see Create a DVD, Blu-ray disc, AVCHD disc, or disk image.

Master File (default)

Export your project as a QuickTime movie file. For more information, see Export a master file.

Apple Devices 720p

Export files for iPod touch (4th, 5th, and 6th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation). For more information, see Share to Apple devices and iTunes.

Apple Devices 1080p

Export files for iPod touch (5th and 6th generation), iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (3rd and 4th generation).

Apple Devices 4K

Export files for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation).

Facebook

YouTube

Vimeo

Publish your project to your account on any of these websites. For more information, see Publish to video-sharing websites.

You can easily add destinations or replace the default set of destinations with your own customized destinations. For example, if you want to save a frame from your movie as a Photoshop file, you need to add the Save Current Frame destination to your set and specify that the destination export a Photoshop file. You create and modify destinations in the Destinations pane of Final Cut Pro preferences.

You can also create a bundle of destinations to export several types of output at once. For more information, see Create and modify share destinations.

To further customize your output, you can use Compressor, the professional transcoding app. For more information, see Share using Compressor.

Published Date: Apr 17, 2017
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