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Compressor 3.5 Essential Training

with Jeff I. Greenberg

Video: Welcome

Shows the complete workflow and new features of this important Final Cut Studio application, including batch templates and auto-detection.
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  1. 1m 26s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 10m 31s
    1. Learning the basics of compression
      1m 42s
    2. Compression vs. transcoding
      1m 43s
    3. Learning compression terms like CBR and VBR
      3m 41s
    4. Reviewing codec types: Camera, Post, and Distribution
      3m 25s
  3. 6m 29s
    1. Getting footage from FCP to Compressor
      5m 16s
    2. Getting footage from Motion or QuickTime
      1m 13s
  4. 19m 16s
    1. Reviewing the Compressor interface and basic workflow
      2m 24s
    2. Using the included layouts and building your own
      2m 33s
    3. Understanding the difference between a batch and a job
      1m 12s
    4. Using Compressor templates
      1m 51s
    5. Using the Inspector
      1m 58s
    6. Choosing a destination
      1m 19s
    7. Using Compressor settings and codecs
      5m 43s
    8. Submitting a job
      2m 16s
  5. 17m 46s
    1. Using the Preview window intelligently
      3m 48s
    2. Setting markers for DVD authoring and QuickTime files
      3m 35s
    3. Building your own settings (client DVD with watermark)
      4m 44s
    4. Building your own destinations (FTP)
      2m 18s
    5. Building your own templates
      2m 11s
    6. Preferences
      1m 10s
  6. 10m 53s
    1. Understanding transcoding and best practices
      4m 52s
    2. Doing an HD downconvert
      2m 14s
    3. Doing an SD upconvert
      1m 35s
    4. Doing an HD cross-convert
      2m 12s
  7. 12m 49s
    1. Reviewing web compression choices (download vs. streaming)
      2m 32s
    2. Sizing for the web
      3m 26s
    3. Picking the right data rates for the web
      2m 54s
    4. General web compression tips
      3m 57s
  8. 14m 7s
    1. DVD compression rules
      1m 54s
    2. Creating MPEG-2s from Compressor for DVDs
      5m 33s
    3. Building DVDs directly from Compressor
      1m 44s
    4. Learning the differences for Blu-ray compression
      1m 10s
    5. Creating H.264s from Compressor for Blu-ray
      2m 3s
    6. Building Blu-ray DVDs from Compressor
      1m 43s
  9. 9m 55s
    1. Apple device restrictions
      1m 3s
    2. Building H.264 files for iPhone and iPod
      4m 47s
    3. Building H.264 files for Apple TV
      4m 5s
  10. 6m 55s
    1. Understanding the advantages of using AAC over MP3 for podcasting
      1m 20s
    2. Adding chapters and art to a podcast
      2m 32s
    3. Compressing for video/webcasts
      3m 3s
  11. 16m 53s
    1. Using MPEG-1 for everyone
      2m 8s
    2. Compressing QuickTime files for Keynote
      6m 43s
    3. Compressing for PowerPoint
      8m 2s
  12. 7m 8s
    1. Using droplets
      2m 32s
    2. Building your own droplet
      4m 36s
  13. 7m 8s
    1. Creating job actions
      3m 21s
    2. Building batch templates and Blu-ray
      1m 7s
    3. Using the Auto Detection feature for settings
      1m 10s
    4. Updating the Droplet feature
      1m 30s
  14. 13s
    1. Goodbye

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Compressor 3.5 Essential Training
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Designed for experienced video compressionists and those new to the field, Compressor 3.5 Essential Training takes a look at the new features available in this important Final Cut Studio application. Apple Certified Instructor Jeff I. Greenberg covers the complete workflow, as well as key compression concepts, from transcoding to codec types. He also explores the new batch template and auto-detection features of this version. Jeff teaches how to determine the correct compression settings for any job, including how to compress video for the iPhone, PowerPoint, and the web. He also shows how to use the new droplets to speed up any workflow. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Learning the basic rules of compression Understanding transcoding and completing an HD cross-convert Building DVDs directly from the Compressor interface Adding chapters and art to a podcast with Compressor Building batch templates and creating job actions


(Music playing.) Hi! I'm Jeff Greenberg, and I'd like to welcome you to Compressor 3.5 Essential Training. In this course, I'm going to be going over the key areas you need to know on how to handle your video with Compressor. I'll talk to you about some basic compression concepts like compression versus transcoding and codec types. I'll walk through the new features of Compressor 3.5 including batch templates and auto-detection. I'll show you how to build final files for mobile delivery for the iPhone, iPod and Apple TV.

I'll even help you build your own droplets for more efficient workflow, speeding you to your final output. If you're an experienced compressionist or a one-person production company, you'll find something here to help you work faster and smarter. Now let's get started with Compressor 3.5 Essential Training.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Compressor 3.5 Essential Training .

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Q: Can Compressor reduce a QuickTime movie file to the smaller MP4 or FLV format?
A: Technically, Compressor (or any other compression software) can reduce the files as much as you’d like. However, depending on the codec, data rate, and content of the files, the image quality will suffer. If the files are a slideshow with mostly static images, you can likely make great reductions in size. If the file contains more dynamic video, quality will suffer if you try to keep the size small..





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