Compressor integrates tightly with Final Cut Pro to add power and flexibility to your video conversions. A simple interface lets you 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 and the setting will automatically appear in Final Cut Pro • Set up batch processes to streamline the encoding of large numbers of files • Build custom Destinations to combine encoding with additional tasks such as moving or copying files • Create self-contained Droplets to encode on the desktop with drag-and-drop ease • Share settings like an HEVC output setting with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their systems • Send Final Cut Pro and Motion projects to Compressor to encode video in the HEVC format 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 and navigate directly to the source of the issue • 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 • Work with a choice of themed menus to encode and burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc • Generate files for HTTP live streaming in a single step • Import Targa, DPX, TIFF, PSD, PNG or OpenEXR image sequences and encode them to any setting • 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 • Use CABAC entropy multi-pass H.264 encoding for superior results with hardware-accelerated export on supported systems • 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 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: macOS 10.14.6 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.
Mine wont install for some reason
Let me start by saying if I could get my money back I would! I've been a long time satisfied user of Handbrake and reluctantly decided to step up my game and purchase Compressor thinking it was a more advanced software. To my surprise I was totally dissatisfied with my purchase. I've been using Handbrake to encode in HEVC formats to archive my video library. Thinking that since I purchased a Macbook Pro with an i9 processor the encoding would be much faster. However, I was completely wrong. The Handbrake HEVC encodes were at least 4 to 5 times faster and the file sizes were half the size of Compressors. Hanbrake produced better quality encodes than Compressor while using a lesser bitrate. Lastly, Compressor locked up several times while encoding. I purchased Compressor a day ago and feel stupid for wasting money on this software. I wanted a video encoding software to work directly with Final Cut, oh well. Too bad there is no return policy, I learned my lesson.
Would like better documentation from Apple.
FinalCut working find with eGPU but not Compressor Fix please.
I did read all the reviews before buying Compressor, and took the bad ones with a grain of salt, and elevated the good ones. But below is my experience. The program has been causing my Mac to lock up when running batch jobs saying "Your system has run out of application memory". My 2019 Macbook with 16GB of RAM and a 560X 4GB graphics card running the latest Catalina shouldn't have issues running this. Handbrake does the same just fine. In all honesty, when this software works, it's pretty great. I was able to compress a bunch of videos using a new profile I created, and I love the integration with FCPX. Yet there are some glaring underlying issues that need to be addressed. Hopefully in a future OS update we can be relieved of the nightmare that is Catalina.
I've seen a few lower reviews. Don't believe it. This app saves me regularly!! The developers really knew what they were doing with this one. I have multiple reasons for needing to convert Video and Audio formats on a regular basis. Compressor allows for custom conversation formats and batch processing that makes everything I need to do so much easier. THANK YOU!!
Story of my life. Here I am trying to submit a 2 minute short film to a film festival, and here is Apple once again messing up my life by doggedly mandating that I use the latest version of a piece of software that is indistinguishable from the old version, but is nonetheless taking over 3 hours to download. It just spins and it spins … I miss Steve Jobs and the good old days of backward compatibility. As David Letterman once said to Tim Cook on national television, “It’s good that Apple doesn’t make a breakfast cereal, because it would be incompatible with my mouth!”
The product works great but the instruction manual is hard to understand if you are not a professional. It took me over 2 hours to figure out how to do a simple compression.
Any exports below 6 seconds are just a freeze frame instead of a actual clip. This needs to be fixed.
**UPDATE** Compressor 4.4.4 After getting a new mac and being able to update “Compressor App” to version 4.4.4 All issues that are stated below were resolved. Now Compressor renders (h.264) fast and with great quality and small files size comparable to HandBrake. I am raising my Stars from 3 to 5 because the App does everything it claims with all the features i use. With this feature fixed I can now just compress to h.264 straight out of Compressor and eliminate my need for HandBrake. Compressor: 4.3.2 Overall this is a nice compressing app, the interface is user friendly and simple to use, I wish more apps were this clean and focused on just doing what they are suppose to do. The batch rendering feature in this app is a god send. I have one issue with Compressor, and it is kinda a big one for me. It is horrible at h.264 compression, which is weird having an Apple product that cant do h.264 well. If you Compress using the more lossless formats like 4:2:2 or 4:4:4:4 the app has great results and fast render times, but h.264 is slow and horrible quality compared to Adobe products ore even the freeware HandBrake. So I use this app to render my videos in apple ProRes 4:2:2 and then I use “HandBrake” to get them to a smaller file size and the h.264 format with out quality loss. There is no reason Adobe and freeware products should kick the pants off of Apple when it comes to Compressing video to h.264 format but they do and Apple should fix this. i’m removing 2 stars from this product rating because an app that is solely designed to compress video files should be amazing at just that, and this one fall short when dealing with the h.264 codex.