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) • Unrivaled performance with optimizations for the M1 Pro, M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips on the new Mac Studio and MacBook Pro 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.
after using it for some time it started giving me this issue and theres no way to fix this, researched online, tried to contact IT and noone can help! ridiculous ! please refund me my money or fix this issue its giving me an error code after im trying to compress video file from fcpx Couldn't read property list from file /Users//Library/Application Support/Compressor/SMBSharingService-Launchd.plist, error = stream had too few bytes Please resolve the issue and relaunch Compressor.
I don't know what the problem is. It happens intermittently on two Macs, on Monterey, on Big Sur, on Catalina. But it hangs at zero percent processing about 75 percent of the time I try to use it, then fails with an uninformative error. I've tried everything the fan-boys in the support forum suggest, but rebooting after every edit and before ever share, and deleting preferences and re-setting my layout continuously is just not an optimal workflow. I give up.
Please have your people fix this app. Thank you. -Kenneth
This app should be fixed or discontinued. I've used it for years and now it just takes up space and wastes my time. Won't complete any exports whatsoever. Even after a full delete and reinstall of the app. This app does not work.
Compressor is great for my line of work where I have a bulk amount of files that need to be transcoded to some very specific file formats, and I frequently need to process a large amount of FCPX projects as well. Compressor does exactly that, it is fast and easy to configure, never crashes, and makes my life quite a bit easier.
If you have the M1 and are getting the "unable to sumit to queue" error, your problem may be resolved by doing the following according to Apple App Pro Tech help: "If necessary, quit Compressor. Set the permissions of both of these folders to Read & Write so that they both say “You can read and write”: /Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/ /Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/Compressor Trash the corrupted CompressorConfigV2.plist before relaunching Compressor." Once I followed Apple's fix, Compressor worked excellent on the M1. Great app! Apple customer service was able to get in touch with me to fix this error and now everything runs smooth. Thank goodness!
Thank you to 921 Music. After following a dozen other sugestions this guy nailed it. Come on Apple, what the heck is going on. Users shouldn't have to fix your mistakes. At least acknolege there was a problem. My Compressor has been down since my last OS update. Thanks again 921 Music.
Compressor consistently fails after the 2 minute mark with the Monterey OS. This has been a known problem since Monterey came out last year. Somehow, this has not been addressed through any updates. And now it is not possible to go back to Big Sur, where Compressor worked just fine.
I'm sure this will be a good addition to me owning FCP. I look forward to having several compression options for my videos. I bought it today in hopes of isolating audio from a video and encoding it as an mp3. It gives me far too few options to encode mp3s. They should be completely customizable. While I throw out this criticism, I'll also say how totally disappointed I was when iTunes got rid of mp3 encoding. TOTALLY a downgrade with that program.
I edit seminars regularly and batch process several videos at a time. Since updating to Monterey, I am unable to send videos from FCP to Compressor and process them. Either Compressor will crash before I start the batch, or it will give an error and fail to process. I'm running a speced out 2019 iMac, but also have a M1 iMac that is not having this issue. It seems to be effecting intel macs from what I'm seeing online.