Exporting the video after editing it and revising it a few times, was an important step in order to conclude fully my project. Initially, since I was unexperienced in using the software, i exported it with the option directly from Final Cut Pro (like shown in the photo below).
I faced several problem regarding the compression of the file through the internet, the file was too big and it failed to complete. Together with the package of Final Cut Pro X the product included Motion and Compressor Softwares. I was initially attracted by the themes Motion offered, but later on I understood that they weren’t adaptable to the kind of video I had in mind.
On the other hand Compressor helped me achieve what I wanted; I managed to compress a file of 4,91 GB in to 290 MB. Later on after looking at the exported and compressed video on the internet I noticed the video started lagging and the timing of the images didn’t respect the timing of the music and the video lost lot’s of its potential. Since I used a quick cut to the beat edit I decided to compress the file and adjust a few mistakes I did in the editing but the software denied the option of exporting in the file i wanted. I tried to Re-install the software but the submit button was grayed out.
I looked on the internet other ways to export the file and I could find any, till when i remembered having a simple software (Quicktime Player)with which I managed to screen record the intro visual effect and drag it onto my Final Cut Timeline with no difficulties. The software also had a compressing and exporting option from which you could choose from: it could compress the file up to 1080 p. all the way to a simple 540 p that also managed to keep a good quality. I chose a 720p Exporting/Compression that easily made my file shrink into a 178 mb. The file was compressed easily, without losing too much time to understand how it worked and the compression was really fast too.
The image below shows the Quick TimePlayer Icon. Quick TimePlayer is a pre-installed software in Apple Computers (Mac) and offers you a wide range of options to work with regarding videos and audio files; You can do many different things, from the compression of a file to exporting it, you can also screen record and watch many different format videos on it. This software really helped me finalize my project and managed to give a touch of simplicity to all my work.