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  • Tangier Clarke

    July 25, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    For those who may be testing/ using the IGTV platform, what are your strategies for exporting. Unfortunately I cannot get Compressor to let me conform to IGTV formats (at least not in the exported file even though there are custom size settings fields). The only option I have right now is to create a custom- sized timeline with frame rate, copy/paste my original timeline into the IGTV formatted one, then export directly from FCP X using the “Computer” preset. The good thing about copy/pasting is that by default FCP X will automatically fit your content into the new frame size; noted in the spatial conform setting of the inspector.

    I discovered some things along the way though: When copy/pasting content from one timeline to a custom sized IGTV timeline in FCP X:

    1. Text generators don’t always format correctly. May require reformatting and repositioning.
    2. Transitions don’t always play correctly; i.e. slides and flashes.
    3. Animated images or video may not display properly- going beyond the 9:16 ratio for instance.
    4. May require converting the timeline into a compound clip and applying a mask (or cropping) to constrain images from going beyond the frame ratio borders.

    I attempted to create a custom export setting in FCP X, but FCP X doesn’t support setting up custom export frame sizes in the share window.

    … timeline = storyline 😉

  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 26, 2018 at 4:54 am

    It’s a pain.

    We’ve done some things for Snapchat and it’s alwaya a redo, never just a straight conversion.

    We feel lucky if we know we have to protect for 9:16 before we shoot! 🙂

  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 26, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    I reread, and you can certainly setup a 9:16 Project (1080×1920), add your media, and export a 9:16 movie.

    There’s no reason for a custom export as FCPX will simply export the pixel size of the Project.

    Like this:

    By the way, Adobe Media Encoder allows you to crop the source to 9×16 if you have that program.


  • Tangier Clarke

    July 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Jeremy please forward your settings in Compressor on how you achieved this. I’ve tried several ways, and haven’t gotten the results I am looking for. I did get a 1080×1920 video file, but what I did not/do not get (and what I need) is a 16×9 version of my original 1920×1080 video in the center of the 1080×1920 video frame output from Compressor.

    Visually clarifying – the image on the left should become the image on the right:

    As for FCP X, what I meant was that I needed to create a custom preset in FCP X so that I don’t have to keep making adjustments to my Master output preset. Since IGTV requires an mp4 output, I created one dedicated for exporting the format of my project through that setting. What you showed above is what I’ve used so far.

    I am not saying it’s not possible in Compressor. I just haven’t figured out a way to do it yet (if it is possible).

  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 26, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    [Tangier Clarke] “I am not saying it’s not possible in Compressor. I just haven’t figured out a way to do it yet (if it is possible).”

    I don’t see a way to do it in Compressor exclusively as it will not scale the 1080 vertical to a 1920 vertical.

    But if you setup a 1080×1920 Project in FCPX and apply a compressor preset, you should be fine.

    Or just export an mp4 out of FCPX like my screengrab shows, again, from a 9×16 Project in FCPX.

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