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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

jayducharme Avatar
18 weeks 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.
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DarkRail Avatar
18 weeks 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.

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Manzanito Avatar
18 weeks 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
18 weeks ago
WTF??? They basically removed the function!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
18 weeks ago
what about dolby vision editing support????
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amartinez1660 Avatar
18 weeks 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.
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