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

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:27:43 • Proven solutions

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 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 convert them to WMV format.

Part 1. What is 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. We have categorized the input and output formats supported by Final Cut Pro software in the table below.

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), , 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, , 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 the Export icon. In whichever option, you opt to 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 the 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 , 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 software supporting media files conversion to output formats such as WMV, MOV, AVI, MP4, ASF, etc. 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 via the download button above, then go to the Applications folder and open the installed program.

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

add files

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

select the format

Step 4 After that, specify the bottom's output location and click on the Start All button. 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, etc. Let us look at a preferred quality for each.

1. Master File/ Export File settings

If you share with 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 the Master file, you will customize it to the Mac option.

export file setting

2. Web Format Settings

For web format, Facebook, Video, and YouTube, the best quality is HD 720p(1280 by 640). The compression settings can be a 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 you can add a logo or image this time.

4. Audio Format Settings

When exporting as audio, ensure that you click on “Audio Only” on the “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 the 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 better quality or faster encoder.

video format setting

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

* Some of the above codec formats may need to be supported by system.

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