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Compressor

By Apple

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Description

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 for Final Cut Pro
• Save your custom settings in Compressor and they 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 with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their systems 

iTunes Store Package Creation
• Import and organize your movie, trailer, closed captions, 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

Support for Industry Standards
• Encode to a broad range of industry standard formats including 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
• Tap into advanced encoding features for adding closed captioning, metadata, and more 

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
• Use CABAC entropy multipass 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: OS X 10.11.4 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K and 3D titles), OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K and 3D titles), 931MB of disk space. 

Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.

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What's new in Version 4.3.2

• Command line options for monitoring job status
• Dithering option adds noise to images to minimize distracting patterns such as color banding
• Option when creating iTunes Store package to identify health warning text as required by Indian law
• Improves watermark image quality
• Support for animated PNG and animated GIF image sequences
• Timecode filter is accurately displayed against drop-frame media
• Fixes sync for audio transcoded to AC-3
• Resolves issues in which Share to DVD could become unresponsive
• Improves font quality of DVD menu and chapter titles
• Improves image quality when creating a DVD
• Enhanced DVD User dialog messages with embedded links to documentation

Introduced in Version 4.3
• Redesigned dark interface puts the focus on your video, with a streamlined presentation of batches and settings
• Detailed video and audio file information is now displayed in the Inspector
• Deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
• Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro lets you perform common functions like adding and editing markers
• Timeline overview in the Touch Bar lets you view your batch at a glance and navigate with touch
• iTunes Store Package preview lets you audition alternative audio, closed captions, or subtitles to verify sync
• iTunes Store Package media pass-through lets you bypass unnecessary compression
• iTunes Store Package preview lets you seamlessly switch between audio streams during asset playback to speed up verification
• Batch warnings and failures are now reported with detailed, actionable notes
• Still image improvements include support for multiple color spaces and higher bit depths
• Support for DPX, Cineon, OpenEXR still images
• Support for OpenEXR image sequences
• Enhanced DPX support delivers more accurate interpretation of color information, pixel aspect ratio, interlacing, and timing
• Improved performance for image processing including frame rate conversions, interlacing, scaling, optical flow retiming, effects, and color space conversions
• Automatic selection of optimal bit depth allows for higher-quality transcoding, color processing, and effects
• Improved efficiency of CPU and GPU processing
• New DVD disc templates give you more menu and background options
• New options for DVD authoring let you loop playback, add motion menus, and customize menu images

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Customer Reviews

Decent but outside of Apple its limited

Despite having encoders for the VP9 format, it won’t do Http Live Streaming for Google - HLS works well, but is not supported on Chrome and producing MPEG-DASH from compressor does not exist so its a bit incomplete - no streaming for Chrome - so I have to use another tool anyway in which case the value prop here is lacking.
Otherwise, I find it a handy swiss army knife type of tool - no specifc purpose in life, but I keep using it :-)

Compressor is nothing less than awesome!

I’ve been using Compressor when it was introduced many years ago. I recently purchaed the latest version and have to say that I couldn’t be happier. Picture quality, compression speed, and features are all great. Highly recommened. Thank you Apple

What a piece of software…..

It won’t give me any options AT ALL to change the exported file extension. It only gives me the option of .mov and will not let me change it to anything else (target file format is .mp4) and it doesn’t matter what codec I use (whether I tried H.246 or MPEG-4 it still came out .mov). Great job Apple on making a half-assed piece of software…. starting to look more like Micorosoft more and more everyday.

DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GARBAGE AND GOODLUCK GOOGLING ANYTHING. Most articles and videos on the web don’t mention the latest version of compressor (v4.3.2)

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This app is designed for OS X
  • Mac App Store Price: $49.99
  • Category: Video (Mac)
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2017
  • Version: 4.3.2
  • Size: 412 MB
  • Language: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller: Apple
Rated 4+

Requirements: OS X 10.11.4 or later, 64-bit processor

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