Watch the Camera Video Exported from FCP on TV

Q: Is it possible to put the movie that i’ve put together in FCP onto a SDHC card and watch the movie from the card on my TV ?

Hi i’m new to FCP I have just put together a holiday video recorded by Sony Alpha 6000 camera using my Mac book pro and FCP ver. 10.1.3 using both stills and movie clips. I’m trying to save the videos and images on my portable Toshiba hard drive without any luck as i need to free up some space on my laptop as I have the videos i’d like to make I can then use the PHD with my desk top mac to hopefully watch the movie through my TV?

Do I need to get any other software if so is it necessity ?

If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated as I seem to be going round in circles!

A: You seem to be asking a lot of questions at the same time. 

You may have to check the TV manual to be sure which settings work. It is likely that you need an mp4 file with the h264 codec. If so, this can be exported directly from FCP X: File->Share->Export File and then click on the “Settings” button. Under “format”, choose “Computer”.

I recommend you save the file to your hard drive and then use the Finder to copy it to an SD card and then try it out on the TV.

I suggest you take the time to familiarize yourself with FCP X. The output from the FCP X defeat saved as QuickTime *mov format, and it is not a compatible format for streaming, not even to playback on TV. 

I tried the above in FCP and saved on the SD card unfortunately my TV does not support this file, I have search on Google and they came back with the correct code solution. Could you please advise research with how I can play the movie  / slide show through my TV that has the SD card slot.

I saved a copy of the movie on my desk top. Its sees the MP4 file(after converted, the FCP direct output is QT format) can be stream to the TV, now I would like to share this solution to you.

The software I found is Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version, after using it, i think it is a power video tool that can convert one format into anyone another for the final use. I use it as the converter, convert my exported QT format video into the H.264 mp4 format that can be stream to my big screen TV via the SD card. Three days later, I found the program can be also supported edit videos with trim, crop, split, merge and special effects. Really good for a trail version, After 2 weeks I purchase the program and now I almost have no issues on incompatible video format for playback, not only for the big screen TV, but also for my portable devices.

You can click and visit the Official Website to get a trail version free to handle your issues. Hope it helpful for you.

By the way, it totally cost my 3 hours to finish the task of convert the video exported from FCP to H.264, here I would share the simple guide from their blog to save your time and make you have a good experiences with it.

1.Click “Add Video” to import your video files that exported from FCP X.

2.Hit format list and choose “Common video > H.264 Video (*.mp4)”.

3.Hit on the “Convert” button on software main interface to start the conversion.

When the conversion is done, open output folder and you will find the created H.264 video. Now you can watch converted video exported from FCP on TV without any questions.

Related read: Have issues on How to Import Video from Your Camcorder to Final Cut Pro?

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