Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 11:00 PM (in response to Gary Markovich)
Gary Markovich wrote:
… what settings/options should use to share the finished video so that he can upload them (from his PC) at the highest quality? …
how or where is the video hosted?
Vimeo or YouTube have different settings = in FCPX you'll notice diff. options.
'best' would be a Master File/cmd-E, but the resulting proRes.mov is of ittle use on a Windows-based machine.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 4:05 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
It WILL be from a Windows PC and probably to YouTube.
It there some kind of generic HiDef QuickTime format that is somewhat "universal" to both platforms?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 9:02 PM (in response to Gary Markovich)
Gary Markovich wrote:
… It there some kind of generic HiDef QuickTime format that is somewhat "universal" to both platforms?
I'm delivering my son's weekly game-reports to the soccer-moms & -dads on various platforms - incl. Xbox/PS3 as media-players. 'My' universal format is 720p as h264.mp4.
so, my workflow is:
• exporting a master-file (for future use, the 'raws' get dumped after a year), which is actually 720p - not fullHD, for two reasons: a) I hadn't the recording equip until now, b) some device stumble with higher bit-rates 1080p makes neccessary
• open the file in MpegStreamclip, go straight to save-as, and in the drop-down I choose mp4 - this 're-wraps' the file into a mp4 media-wrapper without lossy re-encoding
==> the resulting mp4 is fully compatible on all platforms I know of.-
I'm still not fully aware of the various 'new' export options since vers06 of FCPX … esp. the 'package' option, which allows multiple exports within one click, is tempting, although I assume, my brave ol' MacMini will start choking on so much encoding
a friend of mine owning an i7 iMac blows me away when hitting Export - actual hardware makes a difference
mov asks for Quicktime-for-Windows on PCs - which some Windows users are hesitant to install.
proRes is a MacOS-proprietary format .... and is a lil' 'bloated' for exchange.
so, h264 is universal (since YouTube), mp4 is 'more universal' than mov