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Learn More: File format/editing tips for Apple users

If you're a Quicktime Pro, Finalcut Pro or iMovies user, take a look at the following tips on how to export your video files and get the best results from uploading to YouTube and transcoding your files.
  • iMovie:
    File -> Export -> Compress film for: Expert Settings -> Share -> Export: Film to QuickTime Film -> Options
  • Finalcut Pro:
    File -> Export -> Using Quicktime Conversion -> Options
  • QuickTime Pro:
    File -> Export -> Export: Film to QuickTime Film -> Options
In the Options box:
  1. In the Video section, select the following:
    • Compression Type: H264
    • Frame Rate: 30
    • Data Rate: Automatic
      (if you choose to restrict the Data Rate, make sure that you choose the highest value acceptable to you - more bits = better quality)
    • Key Frames: Automatic
    • Frame Recording: Unticked

  2. In the Video section, click "Size":
    Dimensions: Set this to the original size of your video (Note: HD resolutions preferred - 1,280 x 720 or 1,920 x 1,080)

  3. In the "Prepare for Internet Streaming" section:
    Select the "Prepare for Internet Streaming" and choose "Fast Start" from the drop-down menu.

  4. In the Audio section, make sure that the audio codec is AAC. Always use AAC as the preferred audio codec.

  5. Once you've made all of these selections, click the "OK" button to save your preferences.

  6. Add a title to the video file and click the "Save" button to save the edited version of your film. Your project will then be exported and be ready to upload to YouTube.
The tips in blue are important. Please make sure that you format your files accordingly.

To learn more about uploading to YouTube, please visit this portion of the Help Centre.

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