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Apple Compressor 4

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-374051-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-374051-6

In this computer based training course on Apple Compressor 4, expert author Matt Schalk takes you through the features and functions of this video/audio compression and encoding application from Apple. Used together with Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5, Compressor is the final step in the process of preparing your project for distribution.

Built for the beginner, this video based training starts off with the basics - reviewing terminology. You will quickly move to explore the Compressor interface, and how to use its basic features. Once you have explored the core features, you will move on to creating workflows for audio and video - from AIFF to MP3, H.264, MPEG1, 2 and 4, as well as exporting for Quicktime. You will learn how to create Droplets, and manage distributed processing for faster compression. Finally you will learn some advanced features of Compressor 4 - working with the command line, and setting up a web server to do HTTP live streaming.

Once you have completed your training using this instructional video course, you will be fully confident in your ability to compress and encode your projects in a variety of manners, for a variety of distribution methods! This video course comes complete with working files from the author, to allow you to duplicate the instructions as you follow along in the training.

Total Time: 2.5 hours

Sample Content

Table of Contents

01. Compressor Overview
    0101 Intro
    0102 Terminology
    0103 Compressor Windows
02. Using Compressor
    0201 Batch Templates
    0202 Manual Workflows
    0203 Preview Monitor
    0204 Share Monitor
03. Customizing Workflows
    0301 Creating Manual Settings
    0302 Frame Controls
    0303 Video Filters - Part 1
    0304 Video Filters - Part 2
    0305 Geometry - Part 1
    0306 Geometry - Part 2
04. Additional Workflow Settings
    0401 Destinations
    0402 Adding Actions
    0403 Additional Information
05. Workflows For Audio
    0501 Creating AIFF
    0502 Creating Common Audio
    0503 Creating MP3
    0504 Creating Dolby Digital
06. Workflows For Editing Formats
    0601 Creating DV Stream
    0602 Working With Image Sequences
07. Workflows For H.264
    0701 Creating H.264 for Apple Devices
    0702 Creating H.264 for Bluray and AVCHD
08. Workflows For MPEG
    0801 Creating MPEG1
    0802 Creating MPEG2
    0803 Creating MPEG4
09. Workflows For Quicktime
    0901 Quicktime Export Components
    0902 Quicktime Movie
10. Droplets
    1001 Creating A Droplet
    1002 Working With Droplets
11. Distributed Processing
    1101 Distributed Processing
    1102 Computer Plus
    1103 Quickcluster
    1104 Qmaster
12. Advanced Compressor
    1201 Essential Preferences
    1202 Important Files
    1203 Command Line
    1204 HTTP Live Streaming Overview
    1205 Setup A Webserver
    1206 Creating HTTP Live Streaming
13. Goodbye
    1301 FCPX And Compressor4
    1302 Motion5 And Compressor4
    1303 Outro 


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