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Compressor 4.1.2: Device Compatibility

A quick tutorial on how to check if your Apple Compressor settings are compatible with Apple hardware devices. Continue reading

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

A summary of the latest updates to Apple Final Cut Pro X (10.1.2), Motion (5.1.1) and Compressor (4.1.2) Continue reading

What Is ProRes 4444 XQ? [u]

An explanation of Apple’s new ProRes 4444 XQ video compression codec. (Updated to include an explanation of Rec. 2020, and HDR images.) Continue reading

Compressor: What is Frame Reordering?

When compressing video, what is Frame Reordering and when should you turn it on? This short article answers both these questions. Continue reading

Adobe Premiere: Export Files for DVD, Blu-ray Disc and Compression [Video]

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. Continue reading

Two Quick DVD Burning Tips

Two quick DVD burning tips when using Apple Compressor 4.1. Continue reading

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


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