- Compressor (software)
Compressor Developer(s) Apple Inc. Stable release 4.0.1 / September 20, 2011 Operating system Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later Type Data compression License Proprietary Website apple.com/finalcutpro/compressor
The application used to be available as part of Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, and DVD Studio Pro, but after those stand-alone products were discontinued, it is became available as part of Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio.
With the release of Final Cut X, Compressor was upgraded to version 4 and is once again available separately.
Compressor is used for encoding MPEG-1, MPEG-2 for DVD, QuickTime .mov, MPEG-4 (Simple Profile), MPEG-4 H.264 and optional (third Party and often commercial) QuickTime Exporter Components to export to Windows Media, for example. Among its other features is the ability to convert from NTSC to PAL and vice versa, and the ability to 'upconvert' from Standard Definition video to High Definition video with feature detail detection to prevent serious quality losses.
Compressor is mainly used to encode Final Cut Pro projects into the necessary DVD MPEG-2 format. Filters can be applied to video during the conversion process, and the video can be cropped.
Final Cut Studio Major applications Minor applications Utilities Logic Studio Applications UtilitiesApple Loops Utility · Compressor · Impulse Response Utility · WaveBurner Apple Inc. software OS Consumer Prosumer Professional Bundled Server Developer Discontinued
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