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Apple Pro Training Series Compressor Quick-Reference Guide by Brian Gary

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10. Working with Frame Controls

Frame Controls employ Optical Flow technology (also used in Apple’s Shake), which allows motion tracking of every pixel vector from one movie frame to the next. When that calculation is completed for a given frame rate and given frame size, Compressor can place those pixels more intelligently in different frame rates and sizes. Compared with inferior conversion techniques like blending and scaling, Optical Flow produces amazing results, but those massive increases in quality come at the expense of lengthy encoding times.

Frame Controls are most often used for converting from one video format (standard) to another or converting frame rates between interlaced and progressive modes. You can achieve broadcast-level ...

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