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Apple Pro Training Series: Compressor 3.5 by Brian Gary

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Chapter 12. Distributed Processing

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  • Install distributed processing in Final Cut Studio

  • Create QuickClusters (render farms) and virtual clusters

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Distributed processing harnesses the collective encoding power of two or more computers on the same local area network (LAN)—sometimes referred to as a render farm. By spreading the encoding load across multiple computers, you can reduce processing time compared to using a single computer that’s shouldering the entire job.

Before performing the tasks in this lesson, familiarize yourself with the Distributed Processing Setup Guide in Help > Compressor Help. You can also download the Apple Qmaster Distributed Processing Setup Guide.pdf from the Compressor Support ...

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