FCP X has no WebM export option, any workarounds?

Cannot find WebM export option in FCP X? Indeed, Final Cut Pro X comes with no WebM output. Fortunately, we have workarounds to convert FCP X projects to WebM format. This post displays the way to do it.

What’s the best way to output FCP X project as WebM?
“Hi guys, a client asked me to output project as WebM. What is the best way to do it? FCP X doesn’t export as WebM. What third-party software I could use to do this?

You can do this in two steps:
1. Export the project as an H.264 MOV movie in Final Cut Pro X,
FCP X output webm
2. Convert the H.264 QuickTime file into WebM format using HD Video Converter for Mac. Learn a guide on how to convert FCP X output to WebM format.

How to convert FCP X output to HEVC/H.265 format?

First of all, you need to download a free trial of HD Converter for Mac
download hd converter for mac

To encode FCP X export to WebM, do as below:
Step 1: Click “Add File” to load FCP X output into this program.
export webm in fcpx

Step 2: Click “Profile” list to select WebM as output format.
To output 1080p WebM files, select ”HD Video” > “WebM VP8 – HD WebM Video (*.webm)” or “WebM VP9 – HD WebM Video (*.webm)” as output format.
fcp x and webm

To output 4K WebM files, select ”4K Video” > “WebM VP8 – 4K WebM Video (*.webm)” or “WebM VP9 – 4K WebM Video (*.webm)” as output format.
output fcp x project to webm

Step 3: Advanced settings
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
fcp x webm

Step 4: Click “Convert” to start encoding FCP X output to WebM format.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated WebM file.

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