How To: Upload HD content to YouTube from Final Cut Pro

Upload HD content to YouTube from Final Cut Pro

Frustrated with the seemingly inscrutable machinations of YouTube's HD video upload feature? With this home video production how-to, you'll learn how to optimize clips exported from Final Cut Pro for YouTube's high-definition player, resulting in beautiful, perfectly syncronized video every time.

Step-by-step instructions:

1) File - Export - Using QuickTime conversion

2) FORMAT = QuickTime Movie

3) Click OPTIONS

4) Click SETTINGS
a) Compression Type = MPEG-4 Video
b) Frame Rate Current
c) Quality = BEST
d) Click OK

5) Click SIZE
a) Dimension = HD 1280 x 720 16:9
b) Click OK

6) Under SOUND Click on SETTINGS
a) FORMAT = AAC
b) Channels = Stereo (LR)
c) RATE = 44.100
d) Quality = Better
e) Click OK

7) Click OK

8) Save with a name

9) Upload this video to youtube

10) Wait for an Hour or Two AFTER the upload is complete to see the Watch in HD Button. In

iMovie 08:

1) Share - Export - Using QuickTime Conversion

2) FORMAT = QuickTime Movie

3) Click OPTIONS

4) Click SETTINGS
a) Compression Type = MPEG-4 Video
b) Frame Rate Current
c) Quality = BEST
d) Click OK

5) Click SIZE
a) Dimension = HD 1280 x 720 16:9
b) Click OK

6) Under SOUND Click on SETTINGS
a) FORMAT = AAC
b) Channels = Stereo (LR)
c) RATE = 44.100
d) Quality = Better
e) Click OK

7) Click OK

8) Save with a name

9) Upload this video to youtube

10) Wait for an hour or two AFTER the upload is complete to see the Watch in HD Button.

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