Rendering Final Cut Pro export MP4 is easy as FCP supports MP4 natively. And this article will show you how to export MP4 from Final Cut Pro in simple steps. If you already had an FCP MOV project in hand or accidentally saved the project as MOV, there is still a remedy to this. Follow this article to learn how to export Final Cut Pro to MP4 in detail!
Michelle Michelle | Updated on Feb 17, 2023

Final Cut Pro is the ideal video editing software for Mac users to make fast post-production to their videos. By default, it saves your project as a QuickTime movie. But it also supports other video formats like MP4, MXF, Apple ProRes. However, only MP4 is supported by all devices. If you want your video to be playable on any platform, say, Android, smoothly, you might want to make Final Cut Pro export MP4 to avoid potential compatibility issues. And this post will illustrate to you how to export Final Cut Pro to MP4 and further give you another useful approach to get MP4 conveniently. Read on to know more!

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How to Export as MP4 in Final Cut Pro?

Making Final Cut Pro export MP4 is easy. Follow the below steps to know how to export Final Cut Pro as MP4:

>> In Final Cut Pro, select the projects, clips, or ranges you want to export in the Browser or the timeline.

>> On the top menu bar, click File > Share > Master File (Press hotkeys “Command + E”). Or on the top-right corner, click the Share button > Master File.

Open Master File

>> Click Settings at the top of the Share window. Select Computer from the Format box and choose H.264 from the Video Codec dropdown list. You can continue to change the Resolution to your preference. When you are done with the settings, click Next...

Render Format as MP4

>> Then type in a name for your project and select an output path. Then click Save. The project will be exported as MP4 from Final Cut Pro immediately.

How to Export MP4 from Final Cut Pro

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How to Convert Final Cut Pro to MP4?

If you've already saved your projects in other formats like MOV, you could try to convert MOV to MP4 with a third-party video converter. To show you how to use a converter, I'll demonstrate the process with a freeware WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory (It is also a basic HD Video Editing program). Please first free downloadfree download and install the software on your PC and follow the instructions below:

Final Cut Pro Export MP4

>> Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open the Converter.

>> On the top-left corner, click + Add Files to import your Final Cut Project into the converter. Or you can directly drag and drop the project into the program.

>> On the right pane, click on the format icon to bring up a list of format options. Under the Video tab, select MP4 or any other formats you want (For example, in the Web section, you will find pre-made video specs for YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook... available).

>> (Optional) Go to the Parameter Settings to tweak encoder, change the resolution, alter the bitrate, set another frame rate... if there is a need.

>> Click the inverted triangle button at the bottom area to choose an output destination. When you are ready, click Run to start the conversion.

Tips: If you have multiple projects, you could try converting in batch mode.

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At Last...

That’s all for how to export Final Cut Pro to MP4. If you find this article helpful, please feel free to share it with others. Thanks for reading!

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