About the Share Window

The central tool for the Share feature is the Share window. For a given Share export session, you can add or remove any number of outputs.

For complete instructions on using each of the default Share output types, see Working with Share Output Types.

Figure. Share window.

Individual outputs in the Share window include the following controls.

Figure. Output controls.
  • Choose button: Use this button to open a dialog to locate and select the destination folder for the output media files. (This is an alternative to the Destination Folder pop-up menu.)
  • Outputs: Each output represents a separate media file that will be generated from the current selection in Final Cut Pro. For example, in Final Cut Pro, you can select a clip and then create an iPod version, burn a DVD, and upload a copy to YouTube, all from the same source clip, and all at the same time. For more information about creating multiple outputs, see Creating Multiple Outputs.
  • Filename field: Share automatically enters a filename in this field for the output media file. The first part of the filename is based on the Final Cut Pro Browser clip or sequence name. (In the case of multiple sources, this part of the filename will be [Source].) Share also automatically appends an output type identifier (such as “iPod” or “YouTube”) at the end of the filename. In most cases, you can manually edit any portion of the filename by double-clicking it.
  • Output type identifier: Share automatically appends an output type identifier (such as “iPod” or “YouTube”) at the end of each filename. You can manually edit any output type identifier by double-clicking it.
  • Action checkbox: Select this checkbox to activate any post-transcoding actions (beyond simply creating the output media file). For more information, see Post-Transcoding Actions.
  • Add Output and Remove Output buttons: Click Add Output to create additional outputs. To remove a particular output, click its Remove Output button.
  • Show Info button: Click this button to display extensive details about the current setting and the output media file. If you are exporting a group of clips or sequences and you have selected “Export as separate sources” in the Multiple Sources dialog, you can click this button to view information about each individual output media file.
  • Send to Compressor button: Click Send to Compressor to open a batch in the Compressor application based on all the current Share window outputs (and their applied settings). This allows you to use the advanced transcoding features in Compressor to complete the export session. For information about using Compressor, see the Compressor User Manual, available in Compressor Help.
  • Export button: Once you have created all the outputs you want in the Share window and are satisfied with the settings and details of your intended output media files, you are ready to export. You do this by clicking the Export button.

Post-Transcoding Actions

For many of the output types, additional settings are available to control actions taken once the output media is created. The actions include uploading the clip to your YouTube account, posting it on your MobileMe page, burning a DVD, and other similar actions, each specific to the selected output type.

These settings are accessed in an action drawer, which appears to the right of the Share window when you select the action checkbox for an output type.

Figure. Share window showing the Apple TV Action drawer.
To open the action drawer for an output
  • Select the action checkbox for the output you want to modify.

    The action drawer opens.

Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod Action Drawers

The action drawers for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod are identical and consist of a single pop-up menu.

For more information on how to create a video file suitable for viewing on Apple TV and automatically add the file to the iTunes library, see Using Share to Create Apple TV Output.

For more information on how to create an output media file suitable for iPod playback and automatically add the file to the iTunes library, see Using Share to Create iPod Output.

For more information on how to create an output media file suitable for iPhone playback and automatically add the file to the iTunes library, see Using Share to Create iPhone Output.

Figure. Share window showing the Apple TV Action drawer.
Blu-ray Action Drawer

Use this drawer to enter information and settings for the Blu-ray disc you want to burn.

For more information on how to create Blu-ray video and audio files and automatically burn them to a Blu-ray disc or an AVCHD disc, see Using Share to Create Blu-ray Output.

Figure. Share window showing the Blu-ray Action drawer.
  • Title field: Use this field to enter a name for the program on the disc.
  • Use Chapter Marker Text as Subtitles checkbox: Select this checkbox to have marker text appear as subtitles. This is particularly useful if you are using the “Combine sources into one source” and the “Add chapter markers at the beginning of each source” features in the Multiple Sources dialog. This allows you to line up a series of clips or scenes and identify each item with a marker text subtitle. For more information, see About the Multiple Sources Dialog.

    Note: Subtitles are not supported on AVCHD discs.

  • Include Loop Movie Button checkbox: Select this checkbox to add a Loop Movie button to the menu. This option is not available for all disc templates.
  • Background button: Opens a dialog that lets you locate and select a background graphic.
  • Logo Graphic button: Opens a dialog that lets you locate and select a logo graphic.
  • Title Graphic button: Opens a dialog that lets you locate and select a title graphic.
  • Main Menu and Chapter Menu preview: Use the Main Menu and Chapter Menu buttons to display previews of the menus included with the selected template.

    Note: Blu-ray and AVCHD menus are best suited for display at 1080i or 1080p resolutions. Users should ensure that their player and display are set accordingly.

DVD Action Drawer

Use this drawer to enter information and settings for the DVD you want to burn.

For more information on how to create MPEG-2 (.m2v) video and Dolby Digital Professional (.ac3) audio files and automatically burn them to a standard definition DVD disc, see Using Share to Create DVD Output.

Figure. Share window showing the DVD Action drawer.
  • Title field: Use this field to enter a name for the program on the DVD.
  • Use Chapter Marker Text as Subtitles checkbox: Select this checkbox to have marker text appear as subtitles. This is particularly useful if you are using the “Combine sources into one source” and the “Add chapter markers at the beginning of each source” features in the Multiple Sources dialog. This allows you to line up a series of clips or scenes and identify each item with a marker text subtitle. For more information, see About the Multiple Sources Dialog.
  • Background button: Opens a dialog that lets you locate and select a background graphic.
  • Main Menu and Chapter Menu preview: Use the Main Menu and Chapter Menu buttons to display previews of the menus included with the selected template.
MobileMe Action Drawer

Use this drawer to enter information about movies you want to publish to a MobileMe Gallery on the web.

For more information on how to create video files suitable for viewing in a MobileMe Gallery and automatically upload the files to a MobileMe account, see Using Share to Create MobileMe Output.

When you choose the MobileMe output type, the Share feature creates three output media files for each source media file: Mobile, Medium, and Large. If you publish to MobileMe, the MobileMe Gallery automatically plays the most appropriate version for any viewer’s device and connection speed.

For information about manually adjusting the number and the details of the media files created with the MobileMe output type, see Sending Outputs to Compressor and the Compressor User Manual, available in Compressor Help.

Figure. Share window showing the MobileMe Action drawer.
  • User Name field: Use this field to enter a MobileMe member name. Do not include “@me.com” or “@mac.com.”

    The MobileMe member name is required for successful uploading via Share.

  • Password field: Use this field to enter a MobileMe password.

    The MobileMe password is required for successful uploading via Share.

  • Title field: Use this field to enter the name of the movie you are publishing.
  • Description field: Use this field to enter a description of the movie you are publishing.
  • “Hide Movie on my Web Gallery page” checkbox: Select this checkbox to limit viewing to the movie you are publishing. In other words, viewers will not have access to other items in your MobileMe Gallery.
  • “Allow movies to be downloaded” checkbox: Select this checkbox to allow viewers to download the movie you are publishing.
YouTube Action Drawer

Use this drawer to enter information about movies you want to publish to a YouTube account on the web.

For more information on how to create a video file suitable for viewing on YouTube and automatically upload the file to a YouTube account, see Using Share to Create YouTube Output.

Figure. Share window showing the YouTube Action drawer.

Important: You must complete all fields for successful uploading via Share.

  • Username field: Use this field to enter a YouTube user name.
  • Password field: Use this field to enter a YouTube password.
  • Title field: Use this field to enter the name of the movie you are publishing.
  • Description field: Use this field to enter a description of the movie you are publishing.
  • Tags field: Use this field to enter keywords that describe your movie. These are search terms that your intended audience might use to find your movie on YouTube. For more information, see YouTube Help.
  • “Make this movie private” checkbox: Select this checkbox to control viewing access to the movie you are publishing. When you make a video private on YouTube, you have the option of sharing it with a select number of people from any of the contact lists you create for your account. See YouTube Help for more information.
Apple ProRes and QuickTime H.264 Action Drawers

The action drawers for the two Apple ProRes outputs and the QuickTime H.264 output are identical and consist of a single pop-up menu.

For more information on how to create a QuickTime movie using the Apple ProRes 422 codec and automatically open the file with another application, such as QuickTime Player, see Using Share to Create Apple ProRes 422 Output. This movie would be suitable for further editing in Final Cut Pro and other applications.

For more information on how to create a QuickTime movie with an embedded alpha channel using the Apple ProRes 4444 codec and automatically open the file with another application, such as QuickTime Player, see Using Share to Create Apple ProRes with Alpha Output. This movie would be suitable for further editing in Final Cut Pro and other applications, especially if your workflow requires an alpha channel.

For more information on how to create a QuickTime movie using the H.264 codec set to very high quality, original frame size, and a low data rate and automatically open the file with another application, such as QuickTime Player, see Using Share to Create QuickTime H.264 Output. This movie would be suitable for playback on a desktop computer.

Figure. Share window showing the Apple ProRes 422 Action drawer.