Compressor integrates tightly with Final Cut Pro and Motion to add power and flexibility to your video conversions. Quickly customize output settings, enhance images, and package your film for sale on the iTunes Store. For even faster conversions, easily set up distributed encoding using other Mac computers. Advanced Encoding for Final Cut Pro • Use Compressor to customize encoding settings for use in Final Cut Pro and Motion • Set up batch processes to streamline the encoding of large numbers of files • Create self-contained Droplets to encode on the desktop with drag-and-drop ease • Automatically encode videos that are added to selected folders in the file system • Encode videos recorded on iPhone 13 in Cinematic mode (requires macOS Monterey) • Improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon iTunes Store Package Creation • Import and organize your movie, trailer, closed captions, audio descriptions, and subtitles into an iTunes Store-compliant package for submission to an Apple-certified iTunes delivery partner • Audition video with any audio, caption, or subtitle to verify sync • Built-in error detection helps you identify issues with your iTunes Store Package • Deliver HDR video as P3 D65 PQ, Rec. 2020 HLG, and Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10 • Support in the iTunes Store Package to link a Dolby Vision graded video file to a Dolby Vision XML Support for Industry Standards • Encode to a broad range of industry standard formats including HEVC, MPEG-4, H.264, MXF and ProRes • Import Targa, DPX, TIFF, PSD, PNG or OpenEXR image sequences and encode them using any setting • Create, view, adjust, and deliver closed captions in CEA-608, SRT, and iTT formats Pristine Format Conversions • Convert any file between formats — such as NTSC to PAL, SD to HD or progressive to interlaced video • Import and manipulate wide color video, then deliver in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces or in wide Rec. 2020 color space • Deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video with controls for color space conversions and HDR metadata • Deliver HDR video as P3 D65 PQ, Rec. 2020 HLG, and Rec. 2020 PQ • Add effects to your content like custom LUTs, a timecode overlay, and watermarks • Speed up video, slow it down, or adjust the frame rate to make the duration match a runtime • Convert log-encoded video to SDR and HDR color spaces using built in camera LUTs for Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Nikon and ARRI or add a custom camera LUT • Convert ProRes Raw and ProRes Raw HQ media to other professional file formats • Play and transcode Canon Cinema RAW Light to other video codecs and formats 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 System Requirements: macOS 11.5.1 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), Metal-capable graphics card, 1GB of VRAM recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing, 1.2GB of available disk space. ProRes RAW requires a Mac computer that supports Metal. Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.
Compressor was great, however after the most recent update it's been changing titles. No joke, either changing size or placement, and it drives me insane because while I proof-watch the video within Final Cut, everything is sized and positioned properly, then after it runs through Compressor there's always at least one title either moved totally out of place, or increased 40 points in text size. Needs to be fixed!
There is a huge bug in compressor when exporting, in pro-res and other codecs, no audio is being included in the final video from final cut. Nothing I have done has fixed this. Everytime I get my video back with no sound. I'm at the end of my rope. My project is due soon and I am running out of options. If only these apps would work how they are intended too.
Installed on M1 MacBook Pro. Only gives errors when trying to encode any video files. Doesn't matter what format you choose. This software is completely useless. The Repair function is a joke. Uninstalled and reinstalled. Nothing fixes this issue. Searching forums you will find many peope have this issue and they have to downgrade to an older version. I don't have access to an older version to install so I am dead in the water. If I could give this ZERO stars I would. No way to contact Apple directly for help with the issue. Truly a waste of money. DON'T BUY THIS SOFTWARE!!
I need to transcode the infamous R5's h.265 but it won't let me carry over the source color codec. When selecting "Choose automatically" it selects Rec.709 making my footage a lot brighter. This is unacceptable for a piece of transcoding software, especially since I have read multipe reports that this used to be a feature of Compressor. Waste of money until this is being adressed.
Worked great for the last year . after today's update (on a Catalina system) all i ever get no matter what type of conversions i attempt, is an "unable to submit to queue error message. Please let me revert to an older version!
The newest release is useless to me with out single layer dvd burning. Please bring back that feature.
I just downloaded Compressor because it looks perfect for a project I'm working on. However, I continually get a "Unable to submit to queue" error no matter what I do. I've searched the internet and done everything I could find without any improvement, including: Trashing application support folder, restarting computer, installing pro video tools, trying another user, unplugging everything from the computer, trying other video files, etc. So annoying!! I'm going to have to move on with another tool at this point, it's costing more time than it's saving.
Video quality for lossy codecs like HEVC and AVC is still extremely poor. You're far better off using FFMPEG/Handbrake. 5.1 audio support is so poor that it grinds to a halt whenever I try to work with separate audio channels. This is YEARS old software, I can't believe it's still this broken.
Ive never had an issue with this software converting my file types to prores. its quick with the M1 chip and i love the panavivision export settings for playback on 21:9 res monitors. you cant go wrong for a ONE TIME 50 dollar payment NO SUBSCRIPTION nonsense.
Simple to use but needs eGPU support. Otherwise has all the features you need.