… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #1055: Create a Small Movie – Fast!
A Master File does not necessarily mean high-quality. Actually, you get to pick.
Here’s a fast way to create a small file you can use for client reviews, audio mixing or wherever image quality is less important than small file size.
When you need a small file, quickly, here are the steps:
- Select the project in the Browser or open it in the Timeline to make it active.
- Choose File > Share > Master File.
- Then, from the Video Codec menu pick H.264.
This quickly creates a very small, high-quality file because H.264 compression is hardware-accelerated on virtually all Macs.
Unlike proxy files, this movie will match the frame size and frame rate of your project.