Best settings for saving a video edited in final cut for the web?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Nick012, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Nick012 macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2007
    My dad wants to put some video on his website. He hired a video guy to shoot the video but is editing it himself to cut costs. He has Final Cut Pro HD 4.5. The editing went fine but now his 12minute clip is over 2 gigabytes (not ideal for posting to the web...
    Is there a setting in Final Cut that will lead to a more manageable file size or does this have to be done in another app?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Export as a QuickTime Movie, without any compression. Then open it in QuickTime Pro and select: Export For Web.

    It should give you 3-4 files. The video itself, an image preview and the code to upload it to a website. Keep in mind this method requieres users that want to see the video to have QuickTime.
  3. Nick012 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2007
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    I suggest you don't place it as a quicktime file. Many (windows) people have problems with quicktime. I just tried (I have a 3.0 Ghz 2GB iMac) to watch a quicktime movie, but it loads slow etc. And windows users will have even more problems. So I suggest you convert your movie to flash. I bet there is a free problem for that. Maybe even from adobe. If not, you can upload it to youtube, download it again from youtube, and upload it to your own site (if you want deleting the file on youtube).

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