Preliminary Info

When installing the Mac App, you are prompted to install share destinations for exporting from Final Cut Pro X directly to your projects.

  • H264 - creates small compressed media files with the timeline's native resolution and reduces upload time. Suited for reviewing.
  • Source - creates high quality media files that use the exact same codec and resolution as your project. Suited for exchange of source files for further processing and final delivery.
  • Learn how to create your custom Share Destinations

Exporting the project

To send your FCPX project to the Mac App simply choose one of the above mentioned export presets from the Share menu.

A Share settings window will open up where you can review and adjust the export settings. After clicking "Next..." the Share settings are displayed. Choose the project where you would like to upload your media and activate the "Timeline" or "Clips" button (or both). After clicking "Upload" Final Cut Pro X starts rendering your project. When it's finished, it sends the rendered video file and the project's XML over to the companion app.

Additional Notes

Although these pre-configured export presets are a good starting point to upload high quality videos, they are just a "suggestion" and can be modified according to you personal requirements. For example: you could lower the quality of the H264 output files even more by choosing the "Web Hosting" Format and scaling the video down to at least 854x480px. This will create very small files that upload even faster.

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