How to Change Upload Encoding Settings When Using iMovie?

Ryan Robbins

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iMovie doesn't give you any options to change the encoding settings. I want to set my encoding settings to what YouTube recommends, though. I've heard that you can export the file as a quicktime file, and you can control the settings there.

I've looked all over the internet for a tutorial on how to do this. I know with programs like Adobe Premiere you can easily alter the encoding settings. Unfortunately, iMovie doesn't provide this ability.

So, does anyone know how I can alter my encoding settings even if I'm using iMovie to edit the footage?

Thanks.
 

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iMovie V10 does not allow the user to define encoding settings, as Apple moved iMovie away from an actual editing suite to being more of a simple tool for people to make their holiday videos with. If you still have iMovie V9 or can get it, that allows you to define encoding settings and also has a template for YouTube encoding. iMovie 10 is the purple logo and iMovie 9 has a gold one.
 

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TigersuitGuy, thanks for your reply. I'm now using FCPX, and even FCPX doesn't seem to give me all the encoding settings I need to get my encoding settings precisely as YouTube wants. What editing software do you use?