… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #027: A Faster Way to Export – Part 1
One simple keystroke is all it takes – except, it doesn’t exist.
When you’ve finished a project and it is time to create a master file, there are two ways you can export faster: you could create a keyboard shortcut or take advantage of background processing and export multiple clips or projects at the same time
This tip covers the first option. Tip #28 covers the second.
THE OLD WAY
Normally, you select what you want to export in either the timeline or Browser, then choose File > Share > Master file. (Or the export option of your choice.)
THE NEW WAY
However, in Final Cut Pro X > Preferences > Destinations, you have the option to assign a keyboard shortcut (Cmd + E) to the export/share option of your choice.
Because I tend to create multiple versions of my projects for various different distribution channels, I always export a Master file from FCP X. However, this process works for any Destination.
Right-click (Cntrl – click) the Destination to which you want to assign this shortcut and choose Make Default.
NOTE: A keyboard shortcut can be assigned to only one destination.
Close the Preferences window and you’re done.
The next time you want to export, type Cmd + E and – Poof! – the Export Settings window appears.
Faster than a mouse!