Compressor 3.5 Essential Training

with Jeff I. Greenberg
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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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