Apple Compressor: Convert Video Frame Rates [video]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Advanced Techniques in Apple Compressor” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.]


Apple Compressor is a powerful program for compressing your media files. Most of the time, you can get by with a few presets. But not always. This week, join Larry Jordan as he showcases many of the advanced features in the application, including:

Sometimes the only thing standing between you and getting a job done is a lack of knowledge. This week, learn the hidden tools in Apple Compressor to get your work done faster.

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains how to convert video frame rates and illustrates why this may, or may not, be a good idea.

Apple Compressor: Convert Video Frame Rates

TRT: 7:28 — MPEG-4 HD movie

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2 Responses to Apple Compressor: Convert Video Frame Rates [video]

  1. J. Rushton says:

    Does Compressor have a setting which employs an optical flow algorithm when changing frame rates? I realize that optical flow has its own set of potential problems that can sometimes be worse than frame blending or frame adding/dropping. But when it works well, it’s a god-send.

    • Larry says:


      Yes, Compressor can do optical flow as part of frame retiming, but it takes a LONG time. And, in general, I have not found optical flow to be accurate enough for longer-form elements (more than 30 seconds) to make it useful.


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