I have a client that wants to convert an exported Final Cut Pro movie and upload it to youtube. Since she lives in Raleigh and I’m in Greensboro I decided to post this tutorial for her.
First thing is to right click, or if your mouse does not have a right click, control click, on the media file and from the pull down menu select Open With and again from the pull down menu select QuickTime Player.
If you don’t have QuickTime Pro you can purchase it at Apple store for $30 and they will email you a registration name and number. In Quicktime goto File and select Registration and put the new information and it should work fine.
Now assuming you have QuickTime Pro you can go ahead and export a smaller file either as a Quicktime movie or MPEG-4. For this tutorial,
I chose MPEG-4 I now used Quicktime movie. Go to the top menu and click on File and select Export.
A new window will pop up and this the export save as window. At the bottom of the window you will see two pull down menus. Select the top pull down menu that says Export: besides it.
Movie to MPEG-4 Movie to Quicktime Movie
Now since we are uploading a relatively short media file we want to encode it as high as possible. Select the second drop down menu that says Use: below the Export menu, and select Broadband – High.
Now just pick a place to save it on your computer and let the software so it’s work. After it completes the encode go to Youtube and sign up for an account or if you have one go ahead and upload your
MPEG-4 .mov file. Remember to tag it with keywords that will help google and other search engines to find your video. Any questions feel free you ask away.