Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 1:28 PM (in response to Cedu)
How are you connecting your camera? I know a lot of Sonys need to be in USB or PC Mode. FCP X should have no trouble importing AVCHD directly. Works with my Panasonic all the time. The upload to youtube from FCP X takes way long. Export as Quicktime. Then upload from Quicktime Player or better yet save up another few weeks and get an Elgato H264 encoder. It converts and uploads to YouTube super fast. Or use YouTubes page loader.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 1:41 PM (in response to Matt Schalk)
My camera has a built in USB but it only works for windows. I just connect the SD memory card to my mac. Thanks Matt I'll have to consider the Elgato encoder !
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 1:45 PM (in response to Cedu)
I've had good results publishing to Youtube directly from FCPX in the "Share | Youtube" menu. You can select the quality, so you don't have to do an expensive render at full HD if you don't need to. It's also nice that FCPX remembers the description, tags etc. for YT so that you don't have to re-enter anything if you want to upload a second version.
I did have one instance where it took 15 minutes to publish a 10 minute video, which seemed overly long to me, usually my vids are shorter but the publishing time is minutes... I haven't figured out yet why this happened.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2011 3:29 PM (in response to lifeforms)
I've also had no problems using Share > Youtube or Share > Facebook. The movies look and sound fine.
One thing to keep in mind is that YT & FB have limits for the files. On YT it's 15 minutes and 2 GB. On FB, it's 2 minutes and 100MB.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to Cedu)
CEDU! Im having the same problem, I like to think I know what Im doing when it comes to the fcp x program; and have even taken a few classes on it, but my upload to youtube is ridiculously slow... like 45 minutes for a 4 minute video kind of slow... I have a 2011 21.5'' imac with upgrades to the inside like that of the 27'' .. I do the youtube share and it sits there processing for a good 45 minutes.. LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIGURED IT OUT!!!
whats sad is I actually started saving all my projects as a .mov and then opening them in imovie to use its uploader which does it in betweein 5 and 15 minutes depending on length .. pretty bad when imovie is running better than his new big brother