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 and the setting will 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 like an HEVC output setting with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their systems
• Send Final Cut Pro and Motion projects to Compressor to encode video in the HEVC format

iTunes Store Package Creation
• Import and organize your movie, trailer, closed captions, audio descriptions, 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
• Deliver HDR video as P3 D65 PQ, Rec. 2020 HLG, and Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10
• Support in the iTunes Store Package to link a Dolby Vision graded video file to a Dolby Vision XML

Support for Industry Standards
• Encode to a broad range of industry standard formats including HEVC, 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
• View, adjust, and deliver closed captions in CEA-608, SRT, and iTT formats

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
• Deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video with controls for color space conversions and HDR metadata
• Deliver HDR video as P3 D65 PQ, Rec. 2020 PQ, and Rec. 2020 HLG
• Use CABAC entropy multi-pass 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: macOS 10.13.6 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), OpenCL-capable GPU graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), 1.2GB of available disk space. ProRes RAW requires a Mac computer that supports Metal.

Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs. HEVC export requires macOS High Sierra.

What’s New

Version 4.4.3

• Support for ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ formats on Mac computers that support Metal

Introduced in Version 4.4.2
• 64-bit architecture takes advantage of all memory in your Mac to support high resolution images and projects
• Backward compatibility supports legacy 32-bit formats
• View, edit, and deliver closed captions in the SRT format, which is used by a wide range of websites including Facebook
• Compressor uses source media properties to automatically configure MXF and QuickTime settings
• Automatic configuration of settings applies correct frame rate, field order, and color space

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings
Benji UK ,

Pretty Good - just a few extra formats to make it fantastic

So I don’t have any problems using Compressor, and I’ve been using it for years. I use it mainly for corporate video. It’s the easiest and fastest it’s ever been. I just wish it was a one-stop shop for ALL my needs, as in being able to compress to more unusual formats, and even Windows formats. I also find the several tiers of arrows required to open and find your completed files a little unnecessary. But hey, nothing’s broken and I believe I’ve certainly got my money’s worth - it’s just I keep an extra converter for those other bits, which is a bit annoying.

blokefromkent ,

Oh dear. Quick time export for video was better

I wanted access to compressed video formats so that I could send lower res versions over networks as part of the workflow. Admittedly that’s not what mst people use it for, but since the withdrawal of QT7 and being unable to get a pro registration for it, I’m down to one machine that can still run with the QT7 ‘export for web'’ option. The compressor reults are really, really disappointing and not, to my eye a patch on the old QT7 renderings. SMall files, yes, but with great big blurry artiefact ridden results. Not a good one for me, I’m afraid.

Mahir265 ,

Not Great But Does What Is Expected

The Fact That It Is Worth A Fortune It Is Not Better Than An Online Converter But I Am Not Putting You Off. It Is good for more like videos or music or live streaming but it is not recommended for photos. it Does Not Support Jpg,PNG and all the photo formats but only supports TIFF Image Sequence and OpenEXR Image Sequence which are more like videos


Apple Distribution International
401.3 MB
macOS 10.13.6 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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