An image comparison and speed test between Apple Compressor 4.1.2 and Adobe Media Encoder CC (2014)
A step-by-step tutorial on creating Watch Folders and modifying its settings.
A quick tutorial on how to check if your Apple Compressor settings are compatible with Apple hardware devices.
An explanation of Apple’s new ProRes 4444 XQ video compression codec. (Updated to include an explanation of Rec. 2020, and HDR images.)
When compressing video, what is Frame Reordering and when should you turn it on? This short article answers both these questions.
This short video tutorial shows you how to export high-quality project files from Adobe Encore for DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or for compression in other software.
Two quick DVD burning tips when using Apple Compressor 4.1.
A detailed description of the hardware and software (gear) that the Digital Production Buzz is using to cover the 2014 NAB Show.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to add a still image, or animated video clip, as a watermark using Apple Compressor 4.1.
A step-by-step tutorial to adding a watermark inside Adobe Media Encoder 7.1 or later.
A short video tutorial explaining the basics of video compression. This tutorial is relevant for any video compression software.
A comparison of Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor running on a new Mac Pro. [Updated]
A description of using multiple instances of Compressor and when to use them.
A speed comparison between the iMac and new Mac Pro, testing video compression speeds. The winner may surprise you!
An explanation of hardware acceleration in Compressor 4.1, along with a step-by-step guide on how to use it.
How to adjust compression settings for DVD media using Compressor 4.1 or Compressor 4.0.
An explanation of compression artifacts, and how to create test movies to make sure video images compressed with the best possible quality and smallest file size.
An illustrated slide show explaining the basics of video compression.
A personal experience trying to compress WebM movies to support FireFox browsers.
An explanation of video compression, image quality, and bit rates using an unbelievably brilliant analogy. This is why the size of the source file doesn’t matter.
A detailed look at the latest release of Sorenson Media’s Squeeze Pro 9.
Use this “Three Codec” method to shoot and edit video to improve speed and image quality.
A step-by-step technique showing how to export and compress multi-channel audio from Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step guide to creating custom batch templates in Compressor 4.
A video tutorial showing how to export a project from Premiere Pro CC to create a master file or a compressed file.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to compress video and audio for the web.
A detailed tutorial on HTTP Live Streaming and how to compress video files for it.
In this video tutorial, learn how to change video frame rates using Compressor 4.
In this video tutorial, learn the best, and fastest, way to deinterlace video in Compressor 4.
In this video tutorial, learn how to speed video compression using a processor cluster in Compressor 4.
The X.264 codec can improve compressed image quality. This tutorial shows how to install and use it in Apple Compressor.
This step-by-step tutorial shows how to automate the process of burning-in timecode to a clip using Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step tutorial showing how to convert standard-def video into high-def video using Apple Compressor.
A look at new Samurai and NInja digital video recorders from Atomos, and why they are helpful during production.
This short video tutorial orients you to Sorenson Squeeze and shows you how to create a simple compression.
In this short video tutorial, learn how to create Watch Folders to automate media compression.
A step-by-step technique to creating a clip with a transparent background in Final Cut Pro X, then adding it as a watermark to Compressor 4 (or Compressor 3).
A video tutorial on adding chapter markers and creating test movies using Compressor 4.
A video tutorial on how to set preferences in Adobe Media Encoder CS6.
Job-chaining saves time during compression by sending the output of one compression process into input of the next. Here’s how it works.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to compress video for YouTube using Adobe Media Encoder CS6.
This article provides an overview of how to use Adobe Media Encoder CS6.
Here’s a step-by-step technique that shows you how to create chapter markers manually or automatically in Compressor.
Audio slowly drifting out of sync is often caused by mismatched sample rates, or trying to edit MP3 audio. This explains how to convert MP3 to AIF.
Compressor scares a lot of people. However, if all you want to do is compress a video for YouTube, Compressor makes the process very easy. This technique shows you how.
I am looking for a specific workflow instructions. Since I’m dealing with HDV, XDCAM EX, anamorphic SD, recaptured DVD assests and stills, I needed an in depth step by step workflow.
Cheryl Foster sent me an email recently asking about archiving.
David Scott was having a problem creating a DVD using a Compressor Template. Until he solved it. Here’s what he did.
Here’s what you need to convert GoPro video files to before importing them to FCP.
If Blu-ray Discs are in your future as a Mac Pro user, you need to read this report from Michael Powles on installing a Blu-ray burner in a Mac.