Exporting Groups of Clips and Sequences with Share

You can export groups of clips or sequences with Share.

To export a group of clips or sequences using Share
  1. In Final Cut Pro, make a multiple selection by doing any of the following, in any combination:

    • Select two or more Browser clips or sequences, or both.

    • Select one or more bins containing multiple clips or sequences.

    See Types of Group Selections for more information on the possible types of selections.

    Group selections have the following restrictions:

    • If a group selection has items with varying frame sizes, the frame size of the first item in the selection is applied to all items in the group.

    • If you select “Combine sources into one source” in the Multiple Sources dialog:

      • All items in a multiple-sequence selection must have the same frame rate (timebase).

      • Multiple-clip selections can have differing frame rates, but in that case, the output media file will have the frame rate of the first clip in the selection.

  2. Choose File > Share.

    The Multiple Sources dialog opens with the default setting “Export as separate sources” selected.

    Although this particular workflow does not require it, you can see more information about the options in the Multiple Sources dialog in About the Multiple Sources Dialog.

  3. Click OK.

    The Share window opens with a single output representing the group selection you made in step 1.

  4. Use the Destination Folder pop-up menu or the Choose button to navigate to your chosen destination folder for the output media files.

  5. Choose an output type for the group of output media files in the Output Type pop-up menu.

    For more information, see Working with Share Output Types.

  6. Optionally, use the Filename Template to edit the formula for the names of the output media files.

    Note: In this “separate sources” case, the Filename Template displays the name token as [Source]. This placeholder token cannot be edited or deleted. On output, this placeholder token is replaced with the source filename.

  7. Optionally, click the Show Info button to see detailed information about each output media file.

  8. Optionally, remove or add any additional outputs by clicking the Remove Output or Add Output button.

    For more information, see Creating Multiple Outputs.

  9. Optionally, select the action checkbox for the output to activate any post-transcoding actions.

    The action drawer opens.

    For details of the post-transcoding actions for each output type, see Working with Share Output Types.

  10. Optionally, use the Cluster pop-up menu to choose which computer or cluster will process the batch.

    The default computer is This Computer, meaning the computer on which Final Cut Pro is open.

  11. Click Export.

    The Transcoding Progress window appears and Share creates the output media files. Click the Cancel button if you want to stop the export process.

Types of Group Selections

Using Share, you can export groups of clips and sequences in the following combinations:

  • A group of sequences

  • A group of Browser clips

  • A group of sequences and Browser clips

  • A group of sequences and/or Browser clips as multiple sources

  • A group of sequences and/or Browser clips as a single source

  • One or more bins in the Browser, each containing any combination of multiple clips or sequences

Group selections have the following restrictions:

  • If a group selection has items with varying frame sizes, the frame size of the first item in the selection is applied to all items in the group.

  • If you select “Combine sources into one source” in the Multiple Sources dialog:

    • All items in a multiple-sequence selection must have the same frame rate (timebase).

    • Multiple-clip selections can have differing frame rates, but in that case, the output media file will have the frame rate of the first clip in the selection.

About the Multiple Sources Dialog

When Share detects that you have exported a group of clips or sequences, the Multiple Sources dialog appears, offering the following options for your output.

Figure. Multiple Sources dialog.
  • “Export as separate sources” button: Select this option to create a separate output media file for each source clip or sequence.
  • “Combine sources into one source” button: Select this option to create a single output media file containing all source clips or sequences.
  • Custom Name field: Enter a name for the output media file. (Available only when “Combine sources into one source” is selected.)
  • Total Duration field: This field displays the total running time of the output media file. (Available only when “Combine sources into one source” is selected.)
  • “Add chapter markers at the beginning of each source” checkbox: Select this option to automatically insert chapter markers between the clips and sequences in your multiple selection. (Available only when “Combine sources into one source” is selected.)

Exporting a Single Output from a Group Selection

When you export via Share, you can create a single output media file from multiple sources. For example, you might want to create a dailies DVD containing all the takes from one day of shooting.

To create a single output media file from multiple sources
  1. In Final Cut Pro, select two or more Browser clips, sequences, or both.

    See Types of Group Selections for more information on the possible types of selections.

    Group selections have the following restrictions:

    • If a group selection has items with varying frame sizes, the frame size of the first item in the selection is applied to all items in the group.

    • If you select “Combine sources into one source” in the Multiple Sources dialog:

      • All items in a multiple-sequence selection must have the same frame rate (timebase).

      • Multiple-clip selections can have differing frame rates, but in that case, the output media file will have the frame rate of the first clip in the selection.

  2. Choose File > Share.

    The Multiple Sources dialog opens with the default setting “Export as separate sources” selected.

    Figure. Multiple Sources dialog.

    Although this particular workflow does not require it, you can see more information about the options in the Multiple Sources dialog in About the Multiple Sources Dialog.

  3. Click “Combine sources into one source.”

  4. Configure the dialog using the information in About the Multiple Sources Dialog.

  5. Click OK.

    The Share window opens with a single output representing the group selection you made in step 1.

  6. Use the Destination Folder pop-up menu or the Choose button to navigate to your chosen destination folder for the output media files.

  7. Choose an output type in the Output Type pop-up menu.

  8. Confirm the output filename in the Filename field.

    Optionally, you can double-click the filename to edit it.

  9. Optionally, click the Show Info button to see detailed information about the output media file.

  10. Optionally, remove or add any outputs by clicking the Remove Output or Add Output button.

    For more information, see Creating Multiple Outputs.

  11. Optionally, select the action checkbox for the output to activate any post-transcoding actions.

    The action drawer opens.

    For details of the post-transcoding actions for each output type, see Post-Transcoding Actions.

  12. Optionally, use the Cluster pop-up menu to choose which computer or cluster will process the batch.

    The default computer is This Computer, meaning the computer on which Final Cut Pro is open.

  13. Click Export.

    The Transcoding Progress window appears and Share creates the output media files. Click the Cancel button if you want to stop the export process.