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Compressor

By Apple

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Description

Compressor adds power and flexibility to Final Cut Pro X export. Customize output settings, work faster with distributed encoding, and tap into a comprehensive set of delivery features.

Powerful Encoding for Final Cut Pro
• Use Compressor to customize encoding settings available in Final Cut Pro
• Choose from a wide array of codecs, sizes, frame rates, and other parameters
• Save your custom settings in Compressor; they automatically appear in Final Cut Pro
• Share settings with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their workstations

Time-Saving Encoding Workflow
• Work fast using a single-window interface and preset Destinations for common encoding tasks
• Experiment freely with encoding options, using real-time feedback in the Preview window
• Find exactly the setting you need in just a few clicks in the updated settings library
• Set up batch processes to streamline the encoding of large numbers of files
• Build custom Destinations to combine encoding with tasks such as moving or copying files
• Create self-contained Droplets to encode on the desktop with drag-and-drop ease

Industry-Standard Encoding Support
• Use one-step settings for Apple devices and websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook
• Work with a choice of themed menus to encode and burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc
• Add chapter markers for discs or podcasts distributed on iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV
• Encode to a broad range of industry-standard formats, such as MPEG-2, H.264, and ProRes
• Generate files for HTTP live streaming in a single step
• Import Targa, DPX, TIFF, PSD, or PNG 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 from its source format to another format, such as NTSC to PAL or SD to HD
• 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 cores and workstations
• Install Compressor on any Mac to activate it as a node for distributed encoding

System Requirements: OS X v10.9.2 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K), OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K), 1.1GB 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 4.1.3

• Fixes reliability issues when burning a Blu-ray Disc or creating a Blu-ray disk image

Introduced in Version 4.1.2
• Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
• Status display and improved responsiveness when using "Send to Compressor" from Final Cut Pro X and Motion
• Improved performance and color accuracy when encoding H.264 source files from GoPro cameras
• Fixes issues transcoding alpha channels in image sequences
• Includes general stability improvements

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Customer Reviews

Long way to go

Compared to the old Compressor that came with Final Cut Studio 3, this has a lot of catching up to do. It seems like we now have less options and less features. It is so buggy. It fails the compression process too many times than what would be considered acceptable. One of the worst things is when you use it to export directly out of Final Cut Pro with a project that has titles - the titles sometimes have faded letters in the exported version. You cannot rely on this app. The only good thing about this version over the FCS3 version is a unified window. Other than that this is a pretty crappy app for professional use.

works perfectly

flawless, works so well, fast easy and reliable

Does not work

You will see a lot of “Error Code 60”. If you search Google, you’ll see a lot of people have this, but there is no way to fix it.

Good luck in trying to get a refund from Apple...

Compressor
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  • $64.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated: 19 August 2014
  • Version: 4.1.3
  • Size: 304 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
  • Seller: Apple Pty Limited

Compatibility: OS X 10.9.2 or later, 64-bit processor

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