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Which video export settings are recommended for Final Cut Pro?

We recommend the H.264 codec for video and the AAC codec for audio, encoded into MP4 (ideally under 1 GB per file and a maximum of 3 GB per file). Here are the recommended export settings when using Final Cut Pro:

Compression Type
  • H.264

Motion
  • Frame Rate -> Current
  • Key Frames -> Automatic
  • Frame Reordering -> Check

Data Rate
  • Restrict to 5000 kbites/sec

Compressor
  • Quality -> High
  • Encoding -> Faster encode (Single-pass)

Filter
  • None

Size
  • Dimensions -> 1280 x 720 HD

Settings (Audio)
  • Format -> AAC
  • Channels -> Stereo
  • Rate -> 44.100
  •     Quality -> High
  •     Encoding Strategy -> Average Bit Rate
  •     Target Bit Rate -> 192 kbps

Prepare for Internet Streaming
  • Fast Start


If the files are larger than 2 GB, please order a dedicated FTP account (fees apply). The FTP Server is for files larger than 3 GB and for bulk uploads of 25 or more. More information about dedicated FTP accounts: http://www.lightcast.com/services/upload-service

Usefull Links for Final Cut Pro:
http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/fcp-basics-exporting-quicktime-video-for-youtube-out-of-final-cut-pro/
https://fellows.knightscience.org/tutorials/export-video-vimeo-hd/
http://smc.temple.edu/post-production-tutorials/exporting-your-video-and-compressing-for-the-web-using-final-cut-pro/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHsTcvpgro4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvWPdnaLfuw