Share a film with Fi­nal Cut

It’s time to share the re­sults of your edit­ing ef­forts on­line and on disc

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It’s time to share the re­sults of your edit­ing ef­forts on­line and on disc

When your video has been cut, ti­died up and em­bel­lished with ti­tles and ef­fects, you can pub­lish it di­rectly to a va­ri­ety of so­cial net­works di­rect from Fi­nal Cut Pro – there’s no need to ex­port the movie to a file first.

Fi­nal Cut can share to YouTube, Face­book and Vimeo, with ex­tra qual­ity set­tings that iMovie lacks. If those still lack the flex­i­bil­ity you need, you can ex­port a Mas­ter File to process in an­other app that of­fers greater con­trol of its out­put, such as Ap­ple’s Com­pres­sor (£34.99 / $49.99 from the Mac App Store) or Hand­Brake.

Fi­nal Cut can ex­port any frame of your film at full qual­ity in a range of im­age for­mats, which may be needed to ac­com­pany a sub­mis­sion to an am­a­teur com­pe­ti­tion or a film fes­ti­val. Still images are also use­ful for tailor­ing a video’s pre­sen­ta­tion on YouTube; when signed in to the site in your web browser, you can re­place the au­to­mat­i­cally picked still im­age that’s shown to view­ers when the video isn’t play­ing with a bet­ter one.

Most mod­ern Macs don’t have a builtin op­ti­cal drive, but you only need to connect a writer us­ing a USB ca­ble for Fi­nal Cut to be able to put your movie onto a disc, com­plete with chap­ter mark­ers and menus.

Fi­nal Cut isn’t limited to writ­ing DVDs, though; it can write HD video to Blu-ray discs, though you’ll need a sep­a­rate player to watch it be­cause OS X still can’t play Blu-ray films. Alan Stone­bridge

Fi­nal Cut can share to YouTube, Face­book and Vimeo, and write Blu-rays and DVDs

Af­ter all that hard work shoot­ing and edit­ing, it’s time to get your cre­ation out there!

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