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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.

Advanced 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
• Easily create an iTunes Store Package for iTunes Store submission

Efficient Encoding Workflow
• Work fast in a modern, single-window interface with preset Destinations for common encoding tasks
• Experiment freely with encoding options and zoom in the Viewer to watch content with true pixel accuracy
• Display and assign channels to QuickTime audio tracks prior to processing
• 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
• Support for Industry Standards
• Encode to a broad range of industry-standard formats, such as MPEG-2, H.264, and ProRes
• 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
• 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 between formats — 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 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 v10.10.2 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 and 3D titles), 1.2GB 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 4.2

Requires OS X 10.10.2 or later
• Create an iTunes Store Package for iTunes Store submission
• Easily add your movie, trailer, closed captions, and subtitles to your iTunes Store Package
• Preview closed captions and subtitles right in the Viewer
• Zoom in the Viewer to watch content with true pixel accuracy
• GPU rendering when using Send to Compressor with support for dual GPUs
• Hardware-accelerated, multi-pass H.264 encoding on compatible systems
• Automatic bit-rate calculation for MPEG-4 and H.264 QuickTime movie settings
• Display and assign channels to QuickTime audio tracks prior to processing
• Optional matrix stereo down-mix when processing surround sound for QuickTime output
• CABAC entropy mode for multi-pass encoding

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Customer Reviews

Problem free performance on an older MacBook

I have a “Late 2008” MacBook, with 8 GB of RAM, and a 480 GB solid state drive (my boot drive), and 320 GB SATA mechanical drive.
Compressor is running flawlessly. In fact, I am writing this review while it works in the background.
I’ve been using FCP for a very long time, and am very happy with it’s cuurent revision. I only wish I’d gone ahead and invested the extra $50 on compressor long ago.

Great update

Great update! Addressed a few of the issues I was having! Can’t ask for much more than fixing the things that were broke for me. @iCrizzo

v4.2 Brought Work to Grinding Halt

Just upgraded to v4.2 from v4.1.3 on a Mac Pro (mid-2010) running 10.10.3 and it immediately brought all of my work to a grinding halt. Compressor immediately freezes entire computer after launch. Eager to use the new features but now stuck trying to find a way to revert back to v4.1.3 until the issue gets sorted.

Compressor
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.2
  • Size: 428 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10.2 or later, 64-bit processor

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