Compressor

Compressor

Compressor

By Apple

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2011-06-21
  • Current Version: 4.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 299.42 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.15.6+

Description

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 • Build custom Destinations to combine encoding with additional tasks such as copying files • Create self-contained Droplets to encode on the desktop with drag-and-drop ease • Share settings with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their systems • 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 • Work with a choice of themed menus to encode and burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc • Import Targa, DPX, TIFF, PSD, PNG or OpenEXR image sequences and encode them using 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 • 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 • Convert Avid DNxHR®, Avid DNxHD® media using any setting 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: 10.15.6 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.

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Reviews

Very Poor Quality with Canon C300 II MXF to ProRes

1
I bought this app hoping to transcode Canon C300 mark II MXF files to ProRes. It did poor quality transcoded ProRes HQ file with MUCH MORE NOISE than the original file. This is very disappointing Apple! What a shame!
By Manny B. Producer Director

It will be a 5 star app if it supports egpu

1
It's great except it does not support egpu, which makes it useless for me atlest.
By Ngzenhiou

Needs More HEVC Encoding Selectors

3
When I first purchased this application I gave it 1 star mostly due to application crashes. After several updates I've noticed a decrease in crashes while encoding. I've added 2 more stars due to a more consistant running application, my only issue is with the HEVC encoder (which was my main reason for purchasing this software). Most encoders today that encode using HEVC have several choices determining how fast the process will take. Compressor only has 2 which hardly anyone uses, which are: Faster and Slower. We need more choses such as: -Slow -Medium -Fast - and Faster Example: I created a video using Handbrake and selecting the FAST setting. The video was rendered in 1 hr and 32 minutes and excellent quality. Using Compressor and the same video I chose FASTER and the video file was much larger and the qualtiy was subpar in comparison to Handbrake. I then chose SLOWER and the quality was great but it took over 8 hrs to encode. This is not acceptable and should be addressed. I like the features in Compressor but the HEVC setting needs more options in terms of choosing the speed of the HEVC encoding. I'm sure if I had a FAST or MEDIUM setting in Compressor it would have rendered exhibiting excellent quality using lesser time. Thanks in advance,
By Ejai7

Great

5
I have Final Cut, Motion, and this! They all work great together! For example, I could be editing a video in Final Cut, I wanna create a custom title so I move over to Motion, I go back and finish in Final Cut, and when I'm done I export using Compressor! It's the only way I found to make Gifs as well! The only thing is, sometimes I forget that it's there, but overall I love the app, execpt on even 20 minute videos with not many effects, it can take a while to export on a faulty base 16 inch macbook pro. Obviusly, results may vary between computer
By User6654

Can't use it

1
Mine wont install for some reason
By The HipHop Critic

Good App, Documentation Is Old

4
Would like better documentation from Apple.
By claynferno

Version 4.4.6 Not support eGPU

1
FinalCut working find with eGPU but not Compressor Fix please.
By Bob Svk

Still not sure if this was a worthwhile purchase

2
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.
By 123abc123abcgeneric

This app is so helpful!!

5
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!!
By Aikotek

Dopey Apple Compatibility Nonsense

2
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!”
By BrooklynChris

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