Author Apple
Price $50.00

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

• 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.

System Requirements: 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended), OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM, display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher, 685MB of disk space.

Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.


  • Interface is unchanged
  • Qmaster integration now handled under FCP X Share menu
  • Supports older 32-bit QuickTime plug-ins
  • Close integration with Final Cut Pro X
  • HTTP Live encoding


  • No visual unity with the updated Final Cut Pro and Motion apps
  • Not fully 64-bit
  • App purchase now required for 64-bit rendering