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Compressor 4.1: Add a Watermark

A step-by-step tutorial on how to add a still image, or animated video clip, as a watermark using Apple Compressor 4.1. Continue reading

Compressor 4.1: Video Compression Basics (Video)

A short video tutorial explaining the basics of video compression. This tutorial is relevant for any video compression software. Continue reading

New Mac Pro: Adobe Media Encoder vs. Compressor [Updated]

A comparison of Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor running on a new Mac Pro. [Updated] Continue reading

Compressor 4.1: A Tip to Increase Speed

A description of using multiple instances of Compressor and when to use them. Continue reading

Mac Pro vs. iMac: Video Compression

A speed comparison between the iMac and new Mac Pro, testing video compression speeds. The winner may surprise you! Continue reading

Thoughts on Editing with FCP X 10.1

A quick list of shortcuts, problems and workarounds when editing with Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

Compressor 4.1: Hardware Acceleration

An explanation of hardware acceleration in Compressor 4.1, along with a step-by-step guide on how to use it. Continue reading

Compressor: DVD Compression Settings

How to adjust compression settings for DVD media using Compressor 4.1 or Compressor 4.0. Continue reading

Video Compression: Test Your Settings

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. Continue reading

An Analogy About Bit Rates

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. Continue reading

FCP X: Export Multi-channel Audio

A step-by-step technique showing how to export and compress multi-channel audio from Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

Compressor 4: Custom Batch Template

A step-by-step guide to creating custom batch templates in Compressor 4. Continue reading

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