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Apple Pro Training Series: Compressor 3.5 by Brian Gary

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Chapter 3. Batch Encoding

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  • Export a QuickTime movie from Final Cut Pro

  • Import QuickTime media to Compressor

  • Export files from Soundtrack Pro

  • Submit a batch (source media) for encoding

  • Check status and manage the encoding process with Batch Monitor

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Compressor not only delivers media from Final Cut Studio to the rest of the world, it’s also the post-production workhorse for transcoding media files from one format to another. While it can, for example, transform a Final Cut Pro sequence into H.264 and Dolby Digital Professional assets that are appropriate for a Blu-ray Disc, it can also use the Apple ProRes production codecs to transcode HD camera footage into formats suited to workflows inside Final Cut ...

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