Exporting Video from FCPX(Youtube Friendly)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Casey914, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Casey914 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    Cut together a 5 minute video for work of GoPro media of a car on track... Output video at 720p and it is 3.3gigs!... I need to find a friendlier way to output video so that it isnt so huge. I tried the youtube export but it took forever and nothing really appeared to happen(waited 1 hour)...

    Any suggestions? Do I require Compressor?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You could try HandBrake and its "Universal" preset with the 3.3GB file, which is probably using an editing codec like Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) or ProRes. As H.264 transcoding, especially when doing properly, takes time, maybe one hour of transcoding isn't really that much, especially if you have slow hardware.
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    If 5 minutes of 720p footage is 3.3GB, then you're exporting in a format designed for archiving, that's not what you want. Try to find an option to export using H264, and limit the data rate of the video to 3000kbps, which is a tad higher than what YT uses for 720p content. Use AAC for audio, set the bitrate as anything >128kb/s. Expect your output to be between 100-150mb

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