096: Advanced Compression Tips for Compressor 4

096: Advanced Compression Tips for Compressor 4


This video training is designed for editors who understand the fundamentals of video compression, but want to do more, work faster, or push the software further.

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Presented: March 14, 2013

More Power – More Speed – More Cool Tips!

Each week, Larry Jordan presents a live, on-line, video training webinar discussing issues related to video editing and post-production. For a list of upcoming webinars, click here.

Duration: 51:07
File size: 177 MB (ZIP file)
Format: QuickTime movie (HD: 1280 x 720)

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This video training is designed for editors who understand the fundamentals of video compression, but want to do more, work faster, or push the software further.

NOTE: All the techniques described here, with the exception of Clusters, work exactly the same in Compressor 3.x.

In this online video training, join host, Larry Jordan, as he shows you the advanced video compression features in Apple’s Compressor 4.

NOTE: If Compressor is new to you, please view this webinar first: Video Compression for the Web, to learn the interface and how to create compression presets.

During this training, you will learn:;

  • Optimizing preference settings
  • Transcoding to ProRes
  • Compressing for Blu-ray and AVCHD Discs
  • Using the Geometry tab
  • Using the Frame Controls tab
  • Deinterlacing
  • Changing frame rates
  • Job chaining
  • Creating compression clusters

For a more complete list, see the detailed description below.


This intermediate-level webinar is designed for editors who want to go beyond the basics of video compression. (You only need the ability to play QuickTime movies to watch this training.)


To help you quickly find the information you need, we included chapter markers in the QuickTime movie for easy navigation. Click here to learn how to display them in your download.

Content Outline

    • Agenda

  • DEMO: Create a custom destination
  • DEMO: Modifying preference settings
  • DEMO: Importing a source file
  • DEMO: Transcoding to ProRes and maintain image size and frame rate
  • DEMO: Accessing the History panel
  • DEMO: Finding an errant compressed file
  • DEMO: Accessing and using the Share Monitor
  • DEMO: Preventing duplicate file names on compression
  • DEMO: Compressing for Blu-Ray Disc
  • DEMO: Compressing for AVCHD Disc
  • DEMO: Applying multiple compression settings to a clip
  • DEMO: Creating a droplet containing multiple compression settings
  • DEMO: Changing the frame size of the compressed image
  • DEMO: Converting 4:3 SD video to 16:9 HD
  • DEMO: Deinterlacing an interlaced clip
  • DEMO: Turning off Auto-Sensors
  • DEMO: Changing the frame rate of a clip
  • DEMO: Using reverse telecine to remove pull-down frames
  • DEMO: Using job chaining to process files faster
  • DEMO: Creating a processor cluster
  • DEMO: Creating a computer cluster