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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
• 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
• Speed up encoding in Final Cut Pro by choosing a group of shared computers for exporting
System Requirements: OS X v10.9 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 4.1.1
• Resolves issues installing Compressor on a system where Qmaster was previously enabled
• Improves reliability of Send to Compressor from Final Cut Pro X
• Addresses distributed encoding errors when source files are not on the startup volume
• Fixes errors that could cause a hang when submitting a batch
• Fixes a stability issue that could occur if multiple Compressor plug-ins are installed
• Resolves an issue when viewing a plug-in setting without the plug-in installed
• Includes general stability improvements
Introduced in Version 4.1
• New interface with a single-window layout and streamlined controls
• Preset Destinations for common encoding tasks
• Simplified setup for distributed encoding
• Hardware-based H.264 encoding in supported Share operations
• Support for Dolby Digital Plus encoding
• Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
• Share directly to Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou
Unified interface that makes sense
Compressor has always been a necessary addition to Final Cut Pro. I was dissapointed when Final Cut Pro X came out that Compressor didn’t get a facelift. Finally compressor’s layout makes sense to me. It also performs better and processing over a network is easier to setup than ever before.
Distributed Processing is a headache
I spent all day trying to get distributed processing to work to no avail. On older iterations in 32bit mode, i was able to peg the 8+ processors at 100% and chew thru renders. Not anymore. Seems to work for some people, doesn’t for many, check the boards.
Distributed and accelerated processing (pegging the cores) is all i (would) use it for; it’s far more efficient to work inside of FCPX for all other outputs (~shares~).
The only thing missing is Qmaster over Wi-Fi. What’s the purpose of buying your superfast Aitports if Qmaster doesn’t over on Wi-Fi networks?
- Category: Video
- Updated: Feb 11, 2014
- Version: 4.1.1
- Size: 318 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: Apple Inc.
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor