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

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.

imovie mac ipad iphone
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.

Popular Stories

iPhone 17 Plus Feature

iPhone 17 Lineup Specs Detail Display Upgrade and New High-End Model

Monday July 22, 2024 4:33 am PDT by
Key details about the overall specifications of the iPhone 17 lineup have been shared by the leaker known as "Ice Universe," clarifying several important aspects of next year's devices. Reports in recent months have converged in agreement that Apple will discontinue the "Plus" iPhone model in 2025 while introducing an all-new iPhone 17 "Slim" model as an even more high-end option sitting...
iPhone SE 4 Vertical Camera Feature

iPhone SE 4 Rumored to Use Same Rear Chassis as iPhone 16

Friday July 19, 2024 7:16 am PDT by
Apple will adopt the same rear chassis manufacturing process for the iPhone SE 4 that it is using for the upcoming standard iPhone 16, claims a new rumor coming out of China. According to the Weibo-based leaker "Fixed Focus Digital," the backplate manufacturing process for the iPhone SE 4 is "exactly the same" as the standard model in Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 lineup, which is expected to...
Apple TV Plus Feature 2 Magenta and Blue

Apple TV+ Curbs Costs After Expensive Projects Fail to Capture Viewers

Monday July 22, 2024 5:11 am PDT by
Apple is scaling back its Hollywood spending after investing over $20 billion in original programming with limited success, Bloomberg reports. This shift comes after the streaming service, which launched in 2019, struggled to capture a significant share of the market, accounting for only 0.2% of TV viewership in the U.S., compared to Netflix's 8%. Despite heavy investment, critical acclaim,...
iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
iPhone 17 Plus Feature Purple

These 5 Features Will Make the iPhone 17 the Biggest Update in Years

Monday July 22, 2024 4:02 pm PDT by
The upcoming iPhone 16 models that we're expecting to see in September are going to be quite similar to the iPhone 15 models, but rumors suggest that Apple is making big changes in 2025. We've been hearing hints of an all-new device in the iPhone lineup, and it may be the most expensive iPhone Apple has offered to date. New 'Slim' Design Rumors have taken to referring to the new iPhone 17...
iPhone SE 4 Thumb 1

iPhone SE 4 Rumored to Launch Early Next Year With OLED Display, 48MP Camera, and More

Monday July 22, 2024 7:22 am PDT by
The fourth-generation iPhone SE will offer a series of major upgrades over the current model, the leaker known as "Ice Universe" claims. The information was listed in a post on Weibo, which also detailed the specifications of the iPhone 17 lineup. As previously rumored, the fourth-generation iPhone SE is expected to feature Face ID and USB-C, marking a major upgrade from current and previous ...
bsod

Microsoft Blames European Commission for Major Worldwide Outage

Monday July 22, 2024 11:55 am PDT by
Last Friday, a major CrowdStrike outage impacted PCs running Microsoft Windows, causing worldwide issues affecting airlines, retailers, banks, hospitals, rail networks, and more. Computers were stuck in continuous recovery loops, rendering them unusable. The failure was caused by an update to the CrowdStrike Falcon antivirus software that auto-installed on Windows 10 PCs, but Mac and Linux...

Top Rated Comments

jayducharme Avatar
47 months ago
I gave up on exporting from FCPX directly to YouTube. The upload process would often fail for unknown reasons. I just make a Master File and then drag that into YouTube's upload interface. It's a lot quicker that way and I get the same result.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DarkRail Avatar
47 months ago
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.

Attachment Image
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Manzanito Avatar
47 months ago
Kind of underwhelming. It’s starting to look more and more like when aperture updates took longer each time, and each time was something even smaller.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verstaerker Avatar
47 months ago
WTF??? They basically removed the function!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
47 months ago
what about dolby vision editing support????
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
amartinez1660 Avatar
47 months ago

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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)