How to make Instagram Videos with Final Cut Pro X

instagram-shotIf you haven’t joined the social photo site Instagram, you’re missing out on another way to connect and share moments with your network.

What’s so great about Instagram? It’s a quick way to share photos and the built in photo filters can give even basic pictures a professional touch.

But Instagram is good for more than just sharing photos. Instagram also lets you  post 15 second videos. I always wondered how people posted professional looking videos on the site.

In this video tutorial I share how to do this using Final Cut Pro X.

I also created a popular tutorial on creating professional looking Instagram videos using Adobe Premiere.
I am one of the beneficiaries of the democratization of video. I remember talking to my Uncle who has been in the video production business for over 40 years and he was telling me about how expensive it was to start.

Here is a professional Instagram video I posted using this method.

My Favorite Instagram Apps

As an added bonus I am sharing some of my favorite iOS video and photo apps for use with Instagram.









What apps do you use with Instagram? Share in the comments below and follow me on Instagram @chipdizard.


About Chip Dizárd

Chip is a Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Photoshop Certified Trainer and is passionate about helping people leverage technology for business and communications. He’s done a bit of everything from video production, to web, and application development.
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  1. chris monberg says:

    Thats great…I just found another way to do it…
    1. create video in fcp x
    2. export from compressor for apple devices
    3. Turn on air drop on iPhone go to airdrop on computer
    4. drop video from computer onto iPhone
    5. download square ready video app from app store
    6. open square app, open video in square app resize and save
    7. open instagram go to video and share
    8. done! 🙂

  2. anna quinn says:

    hey! do you know how to make the black bars white? i would really appreciate your help!

    • Joseph Robert says:

      you have to select letterbox from the effects tab, and apply the effect, select 2:35:1 and create a export preference via Compressor to export it 2:35:1.

      thats it.

  3. bestautumnn says:

    You may use idealshare to download edit video.

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