Creator's Best Friend
Creator's Best Friend is, quite literally, your best friend.
Matthew Obrien, 5 Essential Apps for YouTubers and Content Creators.
This is great. I was just searching how to find chapter markers in final cut and ended up downloading this program. Well worth the $9.99
Russ Lyman (via YouTube)
OMG this should be compulsory for any YouTube content creator with any intention to monetize their content. It addresses one o the most vexing problems with trying to navigate any content over a few minutes in length
Bill Buchanan, Director/Editor WRCB
We are going to use this to chapter the recent YouTube series and all future installments.
Mike Matzdorff, Editor
Chapters are tags and section headers and SEO and deep links and storytelling and replayability and accessibility and convenience and copywriting and branding and workflow – I frickin’ love chapters.
Matthew Cassinelli, Host #SmartTechToday on
@TWiT & YouTube Blogger
Absolutely incredible idea and app!
Jason Bowdach, Post Production Workflow Engineer.
This will actually be a huge time save! Anyone who makes @YouTube content and uses FCPX give this a look. $10 could save you lots of time. Time is money after all!
Auburn Digital via Twitter
Creator’s Best Friend creates
YouTube, or Vimeo Video Chapters from
Final Cut Pro X Project Chapter Markers.
Creator’s Best Friend has been developed together with Peter Wiggins from Idustrial Revolution.
When he found that entering timestamps on YouTube
was not only time consuming but inaccurate,
he know there had to be a better way!
The official video is below, but Dylan Bates - The Final Cut Bro says it so much better:
Now the official video.
Final Cut Pro supports Chapter Markers. YouTube and Vimeo support Video Chapters, which are not compatible. In Final Cut Pro you add Chapter Markers to a Project. YouTube and Vimeo require a simple list of time stamps and chapter names.
Video Chapters add extra metadata to your description that is used to improve a video's ranking.
In Video Chapters you can provide direct links to products or organizations you might mention. Affiliate links can be shortened in a URL shortener.
Creator’s Best Friend extracts the Chapter Markers from a Final Cut Pro Project, and formats them ready for YouTube or Vimeo.
In Creator's Best Friend you can
Click the prominent “Copy to Clipboard” from Creator’s Best Friend and then paste into the Description Field of your YouTube video. You can edit the Description for video in YouTube’s Creator Studio or in Vimeo at any time, even after publishing.
By simply pasting the correctly formatted list into that description field, YouTube and Vimeo do the work of creating, and linking to, Video Chapters.
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