4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2013 9:29 AM by gbog2000
gbog2000 Level 1 (0 points)

i have a 15 minute sequence in high definition on my final cut studio that I would like to upload to you tube.  Can someone tell me the easiest way to do this?


I tried exporting-quicktime movie..which gives me a nice quicktime file that I can open and watch....but when I upload that file to you tube, it tells me its uploaded and actually tells me the movie is 15 minutes long, but there is no video and no audio.


Any help would be appreciated.




Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 (10,880 points)

    Export a QuickTime movie of you finished timeline, as a self-contained movie (File > Export > QuickTime Movie . . ., check Make Movie Self-Contained).


    Take that exported movie into Compressor, and choose the YouTube Sharing pre-set. This pre-set is set to the specs YouTube is looking for.



    When done, up load your compressed movie to YouTube.



  • gbog2000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Meg... I will try that!

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,300 points)

    The easiest, best and most reliable way is to export a Quick Time File current settings and bring that into Compressor. Use Compressor's You Tube Sharing preset for the encoding job. Then use the YT uploader.There is also a YouTube template that will take care of the uploading – but not as reliable.)



  • gbog2000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Awesome Russ... i appreciate your help too.