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Compressor (software)

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Compressor is a video and audio media compression and encoding application for use with Final Cut Studio on Mac OS X. It can be used with Qmaster for clustering.

[edit] History

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 now available exclusively as part of Final Cut Studio.

[edit] Features

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 are 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.

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