Mac App Store

Mac App Store is the simplest way to find and download apps for your Mac.

To download Compressor from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.

Compressor

By Apple

Essentials

Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.

Description

Compressor integrates tightly with Final Cut Pro to add power and flexibility to your video conversions. A simple interface lets you quickly customize output settings, enhance images, and package your film for sale on the iTunes Store. For even faster conversions, easily set up distributed encoding using other Mac computers.

Advanced Encoding for Final Cut Pro 
• Use Compressor to customize encoding settings for Final Cut Pro
• Save your custom settings in Compressor and they automatically appear in Final Cut Pro
• Set up batch processes to streamline the encoding of large numbers of files 
• Build custom Destinations to combine encoding with additional tasks such as moving or copying files
• Create self-contained Droplets to encode on the desktop with drag-and-drop ease
• Share settings with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their systems 

iTunes Store Package Creation
• Import and organize your movie, trailer, closed captions, and subtitles into an iTunes Store-compliant package for submission to an Apple-certified iTunes delivery partner
• Audition video with any audio, caption, or subtitle to verify sync
• Built-in error detection helps you identify issues with your iTunes Store Package and navigate directly to the source of the issue

Support for Industry Standards
• Encode to a broad range of industry standard formats including MPEG-4, H.264, MXF and ProRes
• Work with a choice of themed menus to encode and burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc
• Generate files for HTTP live streaming in a single step 
• Import Targa, DPX, TIFF, PSD, PNG or OpenEXR image sequences and encode them to any setting
• Tap into advanced encoding features for adding closed captioning, metadata, and more 

Pristine Format Conversions 
• Convert any file between formats — such as NTSC to PAL, SD to HD or progressive to interlaced video
• Import and manipulate wide color video, then deliver in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
• Use CABAC entropy multipass H.264 encoding for superior results with hardware-accelerated export on supported systems
• Clean up and customize your content using image filters, a timecode overlay, and watermarks
• Speed up video, slow it down, or adjust the frame rate to make the duration match a runtime 

Distributed Encoding 
• Save time by distributing encoding work among multiple workstations
• Install Compressor on any Mac to activate it as a node for distributed encoding 
• Speed up encoding in Final Cut Pro by choosing a group of shared computers for exporting

System Requirements: OS X 10.11.4 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K and 3D titles), OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K and 3D titles), 931MB of disk space. 

Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.

What's New in Version 4.3

• Redesigned dark interface puts the focus on your video, with a streamlined presentation of batches and settings
• Detailed video and audio file information is now displayed in the Inspector
• Deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
• Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro lets you perform common functions like adding and editing markers
• Timeline overview in the Touch Bar lets you view your batch at a glance and navigate with touch
• iTunes Store Package preview lets you audition alternative audio, closed captions, or subtitles to verify sync
• iTunes Store Package media pass-through lets you bypass unnecessary compression
• iTunes Store Package preview lets you seamlessly switch between audio streams during asset playback to speed up verification
• Batch warnings and failures are now reported with detailed, actionable notes
• Still image improvements include support for multiple color spaces and higher bit depths
• Support for DPX, Cineon, OpenEXR still images
• Support for OpenEXR image sequences
• Enhanced DPX support delivers more accurate interpretation of color information, pixel aspect ratio, interlacing, and timing
• Improved performance for image processing including frame rate conversions, interlacing, scaling, optical flow retiming, effects, and color space conversions
• Automatic selection of optimal bit depth allows for higher-quality transcoding, color processing, and effects
• Improved efficiency of CPU and GPU processing
• New DVD disc templates give you more menu and background options
• New options for DVD authoring let you loop playback, add motion menus, and customize menu images

Screenshots

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3

Customer Reviews

Works well for me

I have been using Final Cut X again for awhile now and love it. Had a need to export to various formats in additoin to what Finalu Cut offers. I found Compressors inteface clean, uncluttered and intuitive. After exporting prores 422 from Final Cut I have sent them to compressor. The compressions that I have done were quick! Especially quick on a 2012 MBP. The compressor did an excellent job reducing the file size while retaining quality. The interface is superb. Just the features I need, with other options tucked away. The integration with Finalcut is a further bonus as is the ability to reduce audio or make files for a variety of sources. Glad I got it, just sorry I waited so long. Nice job, Apple.

GPU doing heavy lifting!

My nMP is a few years old, but I am impressed with the encoding performance I am getting with the latest version of Compressor. I don’t have any benchmarks to back it up, but pretty sure it cranks far faster than Media Encoder for similar tasks. Absolutely blazes. I don’t use FCPX for a variety of reasons, but am glad that Compressor is up to the challenge of outputting high quality web versions for the videos I work on.

Horrible, Absolutely Horrible

Compressor used to be a great program with lots of power features. This version is impossible to use. It’s slow to open, slow to load in a file (as in several minutes to open a file), makes you dive into menu after menu on things that used to be so easy, and just overall cumbersome. It’s a very watered down version of what compressor used to be missing all of the old attention to detail. Rendering out is even slower (used to be much quicker). Just shows how much apple is moving away from the pro video user base.

Compressor
View in Mac App Store
  • $49.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.3
  • Size: 445 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller:

Compatibility: OS X 10.11.4 or later, 64-bit processor

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions: