Exporting video files from Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) is one of the most searched-for tutorials. That’s because in many ways it’s the final stage of post-production. If you intend for the world to see your amazing new video, you have to export your video file from your editing software to its proper viewing platform.

While exporting video files from Final Cut Pro X is fairly simple, people search for it all the time. That’s because Final Cut Pro X went the way of iMovie and changed Export to Share. So, forget the word “export.” We’re going to show you how to share your video from Final Cut Pro X. Keep scrolling for the step-by-step below, or watch the on-screen video tutorial above.

Step 1:
You’ll find Go to File > Share. In my opinion, the best option you’re given is to share a Master File. It gives you the most freedom to export from Final Cut Pro X the way you want it, and in choosing its destination. 

Step 2:
Give your video a name and description, choose the best settings, and select its export destination from the available menus. (Pro tip: While it’s exporting, you can check the status of your file by opening the background tasks window.)

Step 3:
When your video is finished exporting, it’ll show up wherever you directed the file to be saved.

Bonus: Upload directly to Vimeo

There are other options for sharing your video. Another method is to upload it directly to Vimeo. Be aware that when you share directly to any platform, no file will be saved to your computer. But if you want to upload a rough cut quickly without clogging up your computer with a dozen unfinished versions, this is the way to go.  

Step 1:
To share directly to Vimeo, you’ll find the option under File > Share.

Step 2:
Give your video a name and description. Choose your settings. Make sure to change your privacy settings if you want them to be private!

Step 3:
You’ll be prompted to log in to your Vimeo account and agree to our terms of service, so make sure the video is yours to share.

If you have Final Cut Pro X notifications turned on, you will be alerted when your video has been successfully shared to Vimeo.

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