Step-by-Step Guide on How to Export WMV File from Final Cut Pro

by Christine Smith • 2020-06-23 21:05:13 • Proven solutions


1. Convert WMV to Other Format+
  1. 1.1 Convert WMV to MP4
  2. 1.2 Convert WMV to MP4 Mac
  3. 1.3 Convert WMV to MP4 Online
  4. 1.4 Convert WMV to MOV
  5. 1.5 Convert WMV to MOV Mac
  6. 1.6 WMV to MOV Converter Online
  7. 1.7 Import WMV to Final Cut Pro
  8. 1.8 Convert WMV to MP3
  9. 1.9 Convert WMV to AVI
  10. 1.10 Convert WMV to GIF
  11. 1.11 Convert WMV to VLC Online
  12. 1.12 Convert WMV to DVD
  13. 1.13 WMV to MKV Converter Online
  14. 1.14 WMV to WMA Converter
  15. 1.15 Convert WMV to FLV
  16. 1.16 Convert WMV to MPG
  17. 1.17 Convert WMV to Apple
  18. 1.18 Convert WMV to WAV
  19. 1.19 WMV to AVI Converter Online
  20. 1.20 Convert WMV to VOB
  21. 1.21 WMV to SWF Converter
2. Convert Other Format to MP4+
  1. 2.1 Convert MP4 to WMV
  2. 2.2 Convert MP4 to WMV Online
  3. 2.3 MP4 to WMV Converter
  4. 2.4 Convert MOV to WMV
  5. 2.5 Convert MOV to WMV Online
  6. 2.6 MOV to WMV Converter
  7. 2.7 Convert YouTube to WMV
  8. 2.8 Convert AVI to WMV
  9. 2.9 Convert QuickTime to WMV
  10. 2.10 Convert FLV to WMV
  11. 2.11 Convert WLMP to WMV
  12. 2.12 Convert VOB to WMV
  13. 2.13 Convert MP3 to WMV
  14. 2.14 Convert MKV to WMV
  15. 2.15 Convert M4V to WMV
  16. 2.16 Convert 3GP to WMV
  17. 2.17 Convert MTS to WMV
  18. 2.18 Convert WAV to WMV Online
  19. 2.19 Convert WebM to WMV
  20. 2.20 Convert VLC to WMV
  21. 2.21 MTS to WMV Converter
  22. 2.22 Convert DAT to WMV
  23. 2.23 Convert VOB to WMV
  24. 2.24 Convert AVCHD to WMV
  25. 2.25 Export Final Cut Pro to WMV
3. WMV Tools & Tips+
  1. 3.1 WMV Converter
  2. 3.2 WMV Converter for Mac
  3. 3.3 Free WMV Converter
  4. 3.4 WMV Video Player
  5. 3.5 Compress WMV Video
  6. 3.6 Play WMV with VLC
  7. 3.7 Play WMV in iTunes
  8. 3.8 Upload WMV to YouTube
  9. 3.9 Import WMV to iMovie
  10. 3.10 WMV Codec and Plugins
  11. 3.11 Play WMV on Mac

You have a presentation next week, and you are working hard to come up with a clear presentation that incorporates videos and PowerPoint (PPT). What you need to do is to edit your videos well and then export them to a format that is supported by PPT. Therefore, you will need to have to edit your videos on Final Cut Pro software and export them as WMV format. After that, you will be able to insert the WMV video to PPT. This may sound hectic, but if you keep reading this article, you will know how to export files from Final Cut Pro like Pro and later convert them to WMV format.

Part 1. What are Final Cut Pro Supported Formats

Final Cut Pro is a powerful video editing software that belongs to Apple Inc. although Macromedia Inc initially developed it. With this video editing tool, you will edit videos and audios of different formats. In the table below we have categorized the input and output formats supported by Final Cut Pro software.

Supported Input Formats Supported Output Formats
Container Formats: MOV (QuickTime), 3GP, AVI, MXF, MP4, MTS/M2TS Compressor Settings: Apple Animation codec, AVC-Intra (MXF), QuickTime formats
Video Formats: XAVC (including XAVC-S), XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, XF-AVC, Apple Animation codec, Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate codec, AVCHD (including AVCCAM, AVCHD Lite, and NXCAM), AVC-ULTRA (including AVC-LongG, AVC-Intra Class 50/100/200/4:4:4, and AVC-Intra LT), DV (including DVCAM, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50), DVCPRO HD, iFrame, Motion JPEG (OpenDML only), MPEG IMX (D-10), H.264, HDV, QuickTime formats, REDCODE RAW (R3D), Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 Master File Share Destination: XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, Apple ProRes (all versions), AVC-Intra Class 50/100/200, H.264, HDV, DV (including DVCAM, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50), DVCPRO HD, MPEG IMX (D-10), MXF, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2
Audio Formats: AIFF, AAC, BWF, CAF, MP4, MP3, WAV Web Format: Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube
Image Formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (static and layered), RAW, TGA, TIFF

Now that you have edited your project on Final Cut Pro software, you can now export and convert them to WMV. Below are the detailed instructions on how to export and convert the FCP files.

Part 2. How to Export Final Cut Pro Files to PC

Step 1. Choose the project that you want to export by clicking on it. Next, click on the move the cursor to the upper right and click on the Export button. Alternatively, you can click on Share on the main menu and select Export icon. In whichever option, you opt for select the Master File if you want quality output.

choose the file you want to export from fcp

Tips: The shortcut for this export process is Command + E.

Step 2. Next, you can edit the info settings, name of the project and tags. Under Settings option is where you will define the output preferences. Select Video and Audio under Format to get both video and audio.

select output settings

Step 3. Next, click on Video Codec. The higher the video quality, the larger the output file the software will output. Therefore, you can go for H.264, which is relatively smaller compared, to Apple ProRes codecs.

choose output video codec

Step 4. You now export your file by clicking on Open With and select QuickTime Player (Default) and Roles As QuickTime and then click on Next. Select the appropriate folder to save your file and wait for the export process to be complete.

export final cut pro file to pc

Part 3. How to Convert Exported FCP Files to WMV Format

After exporting the files on Final Cut Pro, you will need a software that supports conversion of media files to output formats such as WMV, MOV, AVI, MP4, ASF, and much more. The tool to use is Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate). This software will input files of different formats from your local computer drive, camcorders and those from editing software and convert them to quality videos and audios.

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How to Convert Exported FCP File to WMV with Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

Here are the steps of converting the exported FCP files to WMV once you have installed the program.

Step 1 Download Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) via the download button above, then go to Applications folder and open the installed program.

Step 2 Next go to Convert section in the top and click on Add Files, which will allow you to access and import the exported Final Cut Pro Files.

Step 3 Click the drop-down button in the Target section, then choose Video > WMV and select the output quality in the right.

Step 4 After that, specify the output location in the bottom and click on Convert All button to proceed. The conversion will begin immediately, and the program will notify you once the files have been 100% converted.

Part 4. External Knowledge: Best Quality Settings For Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro allows you to export or share files to Master File, iDevices, Audio Format, Video Formats and others. Let us look a preferred quality for each.

1. Master File/ Export File settings

If you share to Master File, you can always customize the output settings unlike when you opt for Export File. These two export formats often display a window shown below.

master file setting

However, if you want to export to Master file you will be able to customize file to Mac option.

export file setting

2. Web Format Settings

For web format, which are; Facebook, Video and YouTube the best quality is a resolution of HD 720p(1280 by 640). The compression settings can be faster encoder or better quality.

web format setting

3. DVD or Blu-Ray Settings

If you want to create a DVD or Blu- Ray, you can leave to Final Cut Pro to decide on the layers whether Single layer or Double layer. The rest of the settings should be left as in the image below.

bluray setting

You will also use the same settings when creating Blu-Ray only that this time you have an option to add a logo or image.

4. Audio Format Settings

When exporting as audio, ensure that you click on “Audio Only” on “Format” tab. The preferred audio format is ACC. The video codec and Resolution cannot be customized.

audio format setting

5. Video Format Settings

You can also export FCP file as Video. Here you can either go for 1080p or 720p with a resolution appropriate for your device. For Bitrate, you can select H.264 better quality or H.264 faster encoder.

video format setting

There you go! You can now work on projects and output to preferred format with high quality.

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