Challenge Project 17-  Exporting Movies for the Web

 

Goal:              To be able to export movies from Final Cut in various sizes and file types

Method:        You'll need a short (i.e., about 30-second) movie in Final Cut to work with. You can shoot something simple and new or use an existing project of yours.

 

Objective 1:  In the Final Cut menu, use the File / Export / Quicktime Movie method to export a "full-size" Standard Definition (i.e., 720x480 pixels) version. Give it a clear name that includes "480" in it. (And save it somewhere where you can easily find it.)

Objective 2:  Use the menu File / Export / Export Using Quicktime Conversion, and choose options to set the Size to 320x240. Keep the Quality to 100%. Give it a clear name that includes "240" in it.

Objective 3:  Use the menu File / Export / Export Using Quicktime Conversion, and choose options to set the Size to 480x320. Keep the Quality to 100%. Give it a clear name that includes "320" in it.

Objective 4:   Upload the "320" video to YouTube. (If you don't have a YouTube account, create one.)

 

Extra Credit: explain the difference between HD and SD video in terms of resolution.

 

TIPS:        The file format for SD video should be DV-NTSC.

 

NOTES:         Be sure to: