Apple Compressor: How to Compress 10-bit HEVC Video with Surround Sound [v]

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


“Ask Larry Anything!” is a free-form conversation about technical questions of interest to video editors. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create a custom compression setting, using Apple Compressor, to create a 10-bit HEVC video file with surround sound.


How to Compress 10-bit HEVC Video with Surround Sound

TRT: 4:16 — MPEG-4 HD movie



One of Larry Jordan’s favorite sessions returns with “Ask Larry Anything.” This is a free-form conversation about, well, anything you want to ask. This session includes technical questions about:

These sessions are always interesting because there is always new stuff to learn!


These questions span the range from beginner to advanced. However, as no one answer takes very long, be patient and the subject will change. Every editor using Apple software can benefit from this session.

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2 Responses to Apple Compressor: How to Compress 10-bit HEVC Video with Surround Sound [v]

  1. Andrew Findlay says:

    Hi Larry,
    I note that the original ProRes is L-R-C-LFE-Ls-Rs (SPMTE order), whereas the option for 5.1 compressed audio is L-C-R-Ls-Rs-LFE. Does Compressor assume that uncompressed audio is always SMPTE order and re-map them, or do you have to tell it re-map the tracks? Also, can you tell it to re-map the tracks if the original is in the wrong order?

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