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Compressor
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Compressor4.4.6

12 December 2019

Adds power and flexibility to Final Cut Pro X encoding and exporting.

Overview

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.

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
    • 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 batch templates 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 cluster node for distributed encoding.
    • Speed up encoding in Final Cut Pro by choosing a Compressor cluster for output processing.
    • Activate QuickCluster for dynamic configuration of nodes based on available resources.

What's new in Compressor

Version 4.4.6:
  • Improves stability when using Reverse Telecine
  • Improves reliability when importing Dolby Vision metadata
  • Fixes an issue in which an error was erroneously reported when applying Dolby Vision metadata to a package created for the iTunes Store
  • Fixes an issue in which an error was erroneously reported when verifying a package created for the iTunes Store

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How would you rate Compressor app?

4 Reviews of Compressor

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mrperfect
05 April 2017
Version: 4.3.1

Most helpful

I compress video as a profession, using Episode Encoder, ffmpeg, Adobe Media Encoder, and Compressor. Of the three, Episode is the fastest, AME is the most convenient and fairly fast, and Compressor is unreliable for a production environment and requires the most supervision and troubleshooting. The latest version is a big improvement. However, there are still problems. - Unresponsive beachball for 30secs-2 mins. - Failed encodes - Hassles with submitting jobs to cluster — Job fails completely — File not found errors — Cluster computers idle when they should be processing - There is no batch send from Final Cut as there was in FCP 7, and is in Premiere - There are no file-naming output options as found in other encoders - There is no post-processing e.g. FTP upload I frequently share feedback with Apple and have worked with them to resolve many problems, but they are slow to update the app and the slowness remains.
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mrperfect
05 April 2017
Version: 4.3.1
I compress video as a profession, using Episode Encoder, ffmpeg, Adobe Media Encoder, and Compressor. Of the three, Episode is the fastest, AME is the most convenient and fairly fast, and Compressor is unreliable for a production environment and requires the most supervision and troubleshooting. The latest version is a big improvement. However, there are still problems. - Unresponsive beachball for 30secs-2 mins. - Failed encodes - Hassles with submitting jobs to cluster — Job fails completely — File not found errors — Cluster computers idle when they should be processing - There is no batch send from Final Cut as there was in FCP 7, and is in Premiere - There are no file-naming output options as found in other encoders - There is no post-processing e.g. FTP upload I frequently share feedback with Apple and have worked with them to resolve many problems, but they are slow to update the app and the slowness remains.
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M85
01 December 2016
Version: 4.3
Colors are now washed out in 4.3 compared to prior versions when exporting (at least to mp4). I've tried messing with gamma settings etc. Unfortunately that's a big deal and should not be happening. Otherwise, a very useful app I've submitted feedback to Apple.
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3.5
Hanssen-P
21 January 2013
Version: 4.0.6
A pity Apple wants money for this codec add-on. It should be included in FCPX in the first place. Off course this is 5 star but just for Apple being greedy: minus 1 1/2 stars. Pity.
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Holypoly
11 April 2012
Version: 4.0.2
4.0.3 has been released
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