Both Adobe Media Encoder (AME) and Apple Compressor recently underwent upgrades. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains how job chaining in Apple Compressor can save time when compressing multiple versions of the same file.
While there are currently a few issues with burning DVDs using Compressor 4.3.0 that Apple is looking at, in this article I want to share a few tips with you that will improve your results when burning DVDs using Compressor. …
A short, illustrated tutorial on how to create custom Compressor locations, which can both simplify and speed media compression.
EditReady is a fast, flexible, simple to use video converter and created by the same folks that created ClipWrap. This utility can help speed your editing, provide greater flexibility over clip naming, change the timecode of a source clip or simplify media management.
An explanation of the difference between I-frame and GOP video compression and why it matters to video editors.
An illustrated technique showing how to transfer custom Apple Compressor settings from one computer to another.
In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan highlights the new Media Browser in the June, 2016, update to Adobe Media Encoder.
In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to compress files for social media using Job Actions in Apple Compressor.
A cookbook of compression settings for MP3 and MP4 audio files.
A detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to change the frame rate of video clips using Apple Compressor.
A detailed explanation of what video frame rates are, why and when we need to convert them; and why you shouldn’t.
An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on how to create, export and apply a 3D animated watermark for video compression using Apple Compressor.
Loudness Normalization in both Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Premiere Pro CC allow you to control audio levels to meet broadcast and cable specs in the US, Europe and around the world.
In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how and why to create custom locations to store compressed files using Apple Compressor.
In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to create and use Watch Folders to automate video compression using Adobe Media Encoder.
NOTE: This Macintosh technique requires a Blu-ray Plug-in and BD-R or BD-RE Burner, both of which are sold separately. Without these, a Blu-ray Disc can not be created on a Mac. As Apple moves ever farther from supporting optical media, …
Step-by-step tutorials covering Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Adobe Media Encoder and product reviews written during Dec. 2015 by Larry Jordan.
A look at the new H.265 compression settings in the Nov. 2105 update to Adobe Media Encoder and why they aren’t working… yet.
The new version of Adobe Media Encoder has some very attractive new features and the addition of support for H.265 means I have a whole new range of compression tests to play with. But, as Larry Jordan discovered during testing, the new version is essentially the same as the old version.
In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates some of the new features in Adobe Media Encoder 2015 (Nov).
Secret tips and tricks on editing with Final Cut Pro X, from Larry Jordan.
A detailed look at compression settings for 4K video, along with a determination of whether using multi-pass compression makes good sense.
11 Tips to Trouble-Shoot Apple Compressor.
An indexed and linked list of all technical blogs and articles written by Larry Jordan during August, 2015.
An explanation of where Final Cut Pro X stores files that are uploaded directly to YouTube or Vimeo; along with a caution to let Final Cut process these files itself, rather than try to move them manually.
An illustrated tutorial on how to create MXF OP1a files using Apple Compressor, along with a description of what MXF OP1a means and where it is used.
An illustrated tutorial showing how to add burned-in timecode to video using Apple Compressor.
An illustrated tutorial on enabling burn-in Timecode in Adobe Media Encoder 2015 (or 2014).
A video compression speed test comparing Adobe Media Encoder 2015, with Adobe Media Encoder 2014 and Apple Compressor 4.2.
A short video demo showing how to move user-created presets from Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014 to Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.
An illustrated, detailed explanation of how to deinterlace video using Apple Compressor 4.2.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to optimize Adobe Media Encoder CC preferences for compression speed.
This short video tutorial, from Larry Jordan, summarizes what you need to know to compress video faster – hardware, software, codecs, and settings – when using a Mac.
A video compression speed test comparing the iMac with a Mac Pro using Apple Compressor and focusing on whether using multiple instances makes any difference. (It does!!)
A detailed video compression speed test comparing Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Compressor, HandBrake, MPEG Streamclip, Telestream Episode and Sorenson Squeeze running on a new Mac Pro and an iMac.
This is a detailed, in-depth speed test comparing Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014 with Apple Compressor 4.2 on a new Mac Pro, iMac and MacBook Pro.
A video compression speed test between a new Mac Pro, 21″ iMac and 15″ MacBook Pro when compressing video for YouTube.
This is the first in a series of articles that look at the speed improvements in the latest version of Apple Compressor 4.2. In this test, we look at improving compression speed for YouTube videos.
This short video tutorial provides an overview of a major new feature in Apple Compressor 4.2: the ability to create iTunes Store Packages.
A detailed look at the latest versions of Final Cut Pro X (10.2), Compressor (4.2) and Motion (5.2) released from Apple today.
A short video tutorial explaining the basics of video compression, along with what determines file size and compressed image quality.
A short video tutorial explaining how and why to set audio compression settings using Apple Compressor.
A short video tutorial explaining how to customize video compression presets in Adobe Media Encoder.
An explanation of how to choose the right version of ProRes for your project.
An overview of HEVC (H.265); the newest compression codec for video.
A 14-step Quick Start Guide to Understanding Video Compression.
A simple system to measure the differences between compressed and source video clips which can be done in either Apple Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
In this short video tutorial, discover the new features and optimization settings in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.1.
This short video tutorial explains how and when to speed video compression by creating a “compression network” using multiple computers and Apple Compressor.
A list of all new articles written by Larry Jordan in August, 2014, sorted by category: Commentary, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Product Reviews, Motion 5, other subjects and Webinars. There are 30 articles listed here in total.