Exporting from Video Editors
Final Cut Pro X
Exporting videos for microTuneUp from Final Cut Pro is pretty straightforward.
First, select a clip or sequence in the Browser, or open a sequence in the Timeline. From there chooseFile > Share > Export File.
If Export File isn't in the Share list, you'll have to add it as a destination. Go to File > Share > Add Destination. Once here, double click Export File in the list of options and close the window.
In the Export File menu, under Settings, change the format from Video & Audio to Computer. This will change the codec to an H.264 MP4 file. (AKA, Wistia's favorite setting.)
Next, make sure the resolution is set to 1080p, and that the Video Codec is set to Better Quality and not Faster Encode.
Then, click Next, and choose where you want this file to export to. After it's done exporting, you're good to upload it. Rock on!
Adobe Premiere Pro
To export a video from Adobe Premiere Pro for use in microTuneUp, place your video clip in the Premiere timeline. Choose File > Export > Media. In the export settings, change the file format to a H.264. Keep the preset at Match Source - High Bitrate.
Under the Bitrate settings, change the Bitrate Encoding to a VBR 2-Pass. Bump the target and maximum Bitrate up to 15.
Then, in the Audio settings, change the Bitrate to 256 kbps. Once you've locked these settings in, choose the destination for your file, and click Export.
This will be encoded as an MP4 file which you can then easily upload.
To export a file from Adobe Captivate, select Publish from under the File menu.
In the Publish dialogue box, select Media.
Select H.264 or MP4 as the format for export.
If prompted to enter a title, enter one without the full file extension (this will be added automatically).
Camtasia Studio (PC)
Camtasia comes with preset production options to make export easier, but sometimes these settings aren't always ideal.
Confirm that the File Format is set to MP4 and then click next. In the Size menu, make sure to set the dimensions to 1920x1080, and check Keep Aspect Ratio.
Under Video Settings, change the encoding mode to Bitrate, and change the quality to 70% (or 15,000 kbps).
Give your video a name and destination and click Save. The video will be rendered as an MP4 file which you can then easily upload.
To export a perfect MP4 for Wistia from Camtasia, you'll want to first head to Share and then Advanced Export. Confirm that the File Format is set to Export to MP4 and then click Options.
Set your dimensions to 1920x1080 and make sure that the aspect ratio is preserved (Preserve Aspect Ratio).
Change the Data Rate to custom, and bump up to 15,000 kbps. Click okay and choose a destination.
Export that file and you're good to go!
If you are adding your After Effects export back into an editor like Avid or Premiere, match the native sequence settings you are using in your edit. Make sure you match codec (ProRes, ProRes LT, HDV), frame size (1920x1080, 1440x1080), and frame rate (24, 23.98, 29.97).
If you are exporting out of After Effects for upload to Wistia, use h.264 Quicktime settings and 1920x1080 frame size.
To export your video + audio track/score from Garageband, start by clicking on the File option and under Movie select Export Audio to Movie.
You will then be prompted with a dropdown menu for Video Presets. Select Full Quality and click theSave button (this will save it as the same file format as the original movie).
Your video will be saved to your computer as an .mov file that you can easily upload.
To export your iMovie video project, select the project you wish to export from the iMovie Project Library and choose File > Share > File.
Set the Format to Video & Audio, and make sure the resolution is set to 1080p. Then change the quality from High to Custom, and set the Bitrate to 15 mbps.
Click Next, and choose a filename and location, and then Save. Your video will be saved to your computer as an MP4 file which you can then easily upload.
To easily export a video from QuickTime Pro, open the movie you wish to export and choose File >Export > 1080p. In the Export pop-up menu, choose a filename and location, and click Save. Your video will be saved to your computer as a .mov file which you can then easily upload
Use the Preset Web-High and click Export. Your video will be saved to your computer as a .mp4 file that you can then easily upload.