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Apple today updated its video apps iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Compressor for Mac with a unified sharing option for platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Apple has also updated its iMovie and Clips apps for iOS with matching functionality.

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In a new support document, Apple provides detailed instructions on how to share video files from iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Clips on YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. Depending on the app, there are options to adjust a video's aspect ratio, resolution, orientation, compression, captions, or other settings.

The instructions for Final Cut Pro:
1. Select your project in the Final Cut Pro browser, click the Share button , then choose YouTube & Facebook. Or choose File > Share > YouTube & Facebook.
2. In the Share window, click Info to change the name of the clip, the description, and more. Click Settings to choose resolution, compression, and caption settings.
3. Click Next, choose a location to save the video file, then click Save.
4. With Safari or another web browser, sign in to your YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo account, then upload the video file. You can also get the Vimeo for macOS app from the Mac App Store to upload your video to Vimeo.
While apps like iMovie and Final Cut Pro already had sharing options for YouTube and Facebook, the process is now unified and streamlined. The latest updates for each app are available now on the App Store and Mac App Store.

Article Link: Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Clips, and Compressor Apps With Streamlined YouTube/Facebook Sharing Function
 

TheLarkShark

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For the YouTube and Facebook sharing function, I see this as an extra step. As someone who uploads to YouTube from Final Cut multiple times a week, this adds an extra step and creates an extra file on the machine. Big sad.
 
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Amadeus71

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Did they remove the functionality to directly upload the video from FCPX into my YT account?
 
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adamw

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Good to see streamlined video upload options for various providers.
 
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DarkRail

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Anyone remember the Final Cut Pro "yak" easter egg? If you stared at your timeline too long, grass would grow on it and a little yak would come out and nibble the grass and say surreal things. It was tastefully programmed so that it only appeared on rare occasions, usually in the wee hours of the morning when it was pleasantly disturbing. I believe the yak was gone before Final Cut Pro X came out.

That's how long I've been using Final Cut, about 20 years. I switched to DaVinci Resolve a couple weeks ago and have been in editing heaven. FCP was phenomenal for a long time, but having a normal track view back is wonderful. Everything about Resolve seems polished and useful. I'm upset Apple has let Final Cut rot on the vine for so long because I truly loved using it. Resolve is everything Final Cut should be in 2020.
 

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amartinez1660

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WTF??? They basically removed the function!
Yeah, I don’t understand what I’m reading. I’m no content creator, just vanilla export and compress later...

But this thing what it does is: you choose share, select YouTube/Facebook, fill in the info, then it will spit a file that you have to manually upload anyways?! what’s so different between that and just a master/h264/what-gives share and uploading it later ALSO manually?

I didn’t get this non-feature.
 
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robsp2000

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Anyone remember the Final Cut Pro "yak" easter egg? If you stared at your timeline too long, grass would grow on it and a little yak would come out and nibble the grass and say surreal things. It was tastefully programmed so that it only appeared on rare occasions, usually in the wee hours of the morning when it was pleasantly disturbing. I believe the yak was gone before Final Cut Pro X came out.

That's how long I've been using Final Cut, about 20 years. I switched to DaVinci Resolve a couple weeks ago and have been in editing heaven. FCP was phenomenal for a long time, but having a normal track view back is wonderful. Everything about Resolve seems polished and useful. I'm upset Apple has let Final Cut rot on the vine for so long because I truly loved using it. Resolve is everything Final Cut should be in 2020.
Completely agree. I was with FCP from v1. FCPX forced me to find a new program. Resolve took all the best parts of FCP 7 and moved forward with it. Couldn't be happier.
 
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amartinez1660

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Completely agree. I was with FCP from v1. FCPX forced me to find a new program. Resolve took all the best parts of FCP 7 and moved forward with it. Couldn't be happier.
Would you say that’s still the same on the latest versions of FCPX? (Or FCP as it has gone back to). I’m an After Effects guy but I’m stubbornly investing time here and there on FCP/Motion, I don’t know, there’s something there that feels “right”... but ultimately I’m still eons slower than even using after effects for editing (which isn’t even meant to) let alone actual compositing.
 
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travelsheep

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Been waiting for this feature for years! I was waiting (in vain) for an option to save Youtube optimised video to my local disk first, so I can review the encoded video before uploading. Then upload via Chrome browser, because upload via FCPX would usually fail. Looking forward to try this new feature!
 
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travelsheep

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That's how long I've been using Final Cut, about 20 years. I switched to DaVinci Resolve a couple weeks ago and have been in editing heaven. FCP was phenomenal for a long time, but having a normal track view back is wonderful. Everything about Resolve seems polished and useful. I'm upset Apple has let Final Cut rot on the vine for so long because I truly loved using it. Resolve is everything Final Cut should be in 2020.
Interesting. I'm an "AUTO" user (not a deep digger, knob twister, tech enthusiast) and my path was Windows Movie Maker, OSX iMovie, MacOS FCPX. Been using FCPX for almost 3 years now (editing 2-3 videos a month, educational videos on Youtube, 30-40 minutes length each). I haven't yet taken any SkillShare videos on FCPX, but I'm considering it, since I really struggle with color grading and voice audio cleanup. I've just dropped Audacity in favour of FCPX sound processing.

So you're suggesting DaVinci Resolve should be my next step?
 
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DarkRail

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Apr 3, 2006
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Interesting. I'm an "AUTO" user (not a deep digger, knob twister, tech enthusiast) and my path was Windows Movie Maker, OSX iMovie, MacOS FCPX. Been using FCPX for almost 3 years now (editing 2-3 videos a month, educational videos on Youtube, 30-40 minutes length each). I haven't yet taken any SkillShare videos on FCPX, but I'm considering it, since I really struggle with color grading and voice audio cleanup. I've just dropped Audacity in favour of FCPX sound processing.

So you're suggesting DaVinci Resolve should be my next step?
Well that's hard to say, but I sure like it. Maybe watch a youtube video specifically about Resolve's "Cut page," which is the simpler of Resolve's two editor views. I watched a handful of youtube videos about Resolve and just seeing how it worked convinced me to switch. I find myself working much faster in the Cut page than I did in FCPX. While FCPX's weird timeline has some advantages, I was always hesitant to try changing things (like flipping the order of a couple shots) for fear of messing everything up. The simpler interface on Resolve's Cut page has removed these fears for me--the structure of the timeline is so stable and predictable.

It's also got a great AI-based "AUTO" button for color correction, but I think that's only in the paid version. I've been really surprised with how well it does. I use AUTO as the starting point for color correction to get a properly exposed and color balanced image, then add on more nodes to tweak that to the project's needs.

The one place where Final Cut has a clear advantage is system optimization. My 5-year-old Macbook Pro was plenty fast for most of what I did in Final Cut, but it really dragged when I switched to Resolve. I liked Resolve so much that I used this as an excuse to upgrade, and now Resolve is absolutely flying on my new Macbook Pro!
 
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Twijit

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Anybody else getting this?
 

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gplusplus

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It would be nice if I could edit Dolby Vision and Atmos content, especially considering that we can supposedly capture said content on the newer iPhones.
 
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