Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding transcoding, part of Compressor 4 Essential Training.
Compressor has two major uses: one is to encode video and make it smaller;…the other is to transcode it and to change its format--predominantly you use…this for editorial uses.…You're starting with something that just isn't optimized for your editorial system.…Today, most of our major editorial tools, including Final Cut X, but also…including Avid and Adobe's products, can actually handle H.264 files.…When I go and I say Get Info here, you'll notice this is an H.264 file shot by a DSLR camera.…
We could use our native tools to either edit with this directly or do our transcode.…The advantage doing it in Compressor is you can throw a whole disk's worth.…You can throw 50 files in Compressor to do this rather than just one, so you can…use the second computer just to do this transcoding feature, so you're not tying…up your main system to do this.…We need to at least see what it was to start with.…You'll see this Transcode Start, and you'll see here that its codec is H.264. And…in some of the other movies you are going to see me make this into different…
AuthorJeff I. Greenberg
- Using Compressor with QuickTime and Final Cut Pro X
- Transcoding to ProRes
- Understanding encoding
- Setting markers for DVD and Blu-ray
- Building an MPEG2 for broadcast
- Adjusting video footage
- Creating templates
- Setting destinations
Skill Level Beginner
1. Compressor 4 Basics
4. Using Filters
5. Streamlining Your Workflow
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