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Mike Craig
How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
on May 5, 2011 at 5:46:47 pm

Hi,

I would like to add a button / clickable area in Final Cut Pro video so a viewer can click through to a web page for more information.

Is this possible (surly it must be)? and if so any information about how this can be done would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards

Mike


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Richard Sanchez
Re: How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
on May 5, 2011 at 6:20:41 pm

That's not what Final Cut was designed for, so unfortunately, no, there shouldn't be a way. This is going to have more to do with the player, so most likely a Flash issue.

Richard Sanchez
North Hollywood, CA

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks


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Chris Tompkins
Re: How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
on May 5, 2011 at 6:53:04 pm

Ya, have nav buttons on the webpage would be a way to go.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Cody Walters
Re: How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
on May 5, 2011 at 8:43:09 pm

You can't do this in Final Cut, but I think you can do it in Compressor (it's just a text link thought). You can also do this in Flash. Like Chris said, it's probably best to have the link below the video. A real text link on your web page will also maximize SEO.

Cody Walters
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Paul Dickin
Re: How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
on May 5, 2011 at 9:05:30 pm

Hi
The QuickTime Pro player has an export facility inbuilt to create something called a QuickTime Media Link.

This is a .qtl file that when embedded on a web page acts as a pointer to a .mov video file (and starts it playing). It can also associate metadata onto the video file it plays - including a URL to link to if the video player is clicked.

Disclaimer: This has been in QT for years, and older QT technology seems to be being superceeded these days.

Page 222/223 of this pdf has an explanation of the dialogue box you get when you use this Export format:
http://imedia.tamu.edu/support/documentation/quicktime/whatsnewinquicktime6...



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Mike Craig
Re: How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
on May 6, 2011 at 3:44:49 pm

Hi,

Thank you all for your comments.

I am going to try Paul's suggestion of using QuickTime.

Another option may be to import the video into Flash.

With regard to adding a button on the web page as it is going to be put on YouTube I do not think this is a possibility unless I am missing something. I do not think I can add a link under the video on YouTube. If it was on my site this would not be a problem.

Again thank you all

Mike

Personal and corporate photography and art.

Website design for sole traders and small businesses.

http//:http://www.Art-Seekers.com



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Paul Dickin
Re: How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
on May 6, 2011 at 4:10:56 pm

Hi
YouTube re-encodes your movie altering any QT metadata, so the only way to get YT viewers to visit your web site is:
a) subtitle your movie with the URL, and add it as an end caption.
b) write the URL in the description of your movie that you can add to the YT page.



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