Export Using Quicktime Conversion

Export Using Quicktime Conversion for Distribution of a .mov

When you are ready to export a .mov out of your Final Cut Pro sequence, go to “File > Export > Using QuickTime Conversion”

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In the “Save” dialog, pick a location for the new file, make sure “Format” is set on “QuickTime Movie” and then click on the “Options” button

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In the “Movie Settings” dialog, click on “Settings”

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In the “Standard Video Compression Settings” dialog, set “Compression Type: H.264” You can also adjust Compressor Quality higher or lower depending on how large of a file you want (higher quality = larger file). Click “OK”

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In the “Movie Settings” dialog, click on “Size”

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In the Export Size Settings, click on the “Dimensions” dropdown menu and select the native size of your project. Standard definition digital video is NTSC 720×480 4:3 (widescreen or anamorphic is 16:9). Click “OK”

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In the Movie Settings dialog, check that “Sound” is selected, and that the sample rate, size and channels are all set – you can go in and modify these clicking on the “Settings” button below “Sound”

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At the bottom of the Movie Settings dialog, you can check or uncheck for Fast Start on Internet streaming (if posting to the web)

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Now click OK. Congratulations!! Once QuickTime has finished export, you will have a self-contained QuickTime .mov ready for distribution.