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
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Use Compressor to customize encoding settings available in Final Cut Pro.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Choose from a wide array of codecs, sizes, frame rates, and other parameters.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Save your custom settings in Compressor; they automatically appear in Final Cut Pro.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Share settings with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their workstations.
Time-Saving Encoding Workflow
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Experiment freely with encoding options, using real-time feedback in the Preview window.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Find exactly the setting you need in just a few clicks in the updated settings library.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Set up batch processes to streamline the encoding of large numbers of files.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Build batch templates to combine encoding with tasks such as moving or copying files.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Create self-contained Droplets to encode on the desktop with drag-and-drop ease.
Industry-Standard Encoding Support
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Use one-step settings for Apple devices and websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Work with a choice of themed menus to encode and burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Add chapter markers for discs or podcasts distributed on iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Encode to a broad range of industry-standard formats, such as MPEG-2, H.264, and ProRes.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Generate files for HTTP live streaming in a single step.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Import Targa, DPX, TIFF, PSD, or PNG image sequences and encode them to any setting.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Tap into advanced encoding features for adding closed captioning, metadata, and more.
Pristine Format Conversions
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Convert any file from its source format to another format, such as NTSC to PAL or SD to HD.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Clean up and customize your content using image filters, a timecode overlay, and watermarks.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Speed up video, slow it down, or adjust the frame rate to make the duration match a runtime.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Save time by distributing encoding work among multiple cores and workstations.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Install Compressor on any Mac to activate it as a cluster node for distributed encoding.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Speed up encoding in Final Cut Pro by choosing a Compressor cluster for output processing.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ 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