The Basic Transcoding Workflow

Compressor makes it easy to transcode media into multiple formats. In addition, Compressor is integrated into other applications, such as Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Soundtrack Pro. And Compressor generates high-quality assets for use in DVD Studio Pro, providing seamless transcoding between media formats directly within one application.

For simple or repetitive workflows, you can also use the Share feature in Final Cut Pro and Motion. The Share feature is an easy “one-click” way to send your work to clients, friends, and other audiences without any advanced knowledge of transcoding, delivery file formats, or FTP protocols. From the Share window in Final Cut Pro and Motion, you can quickly create and deliver output media files in iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, MobileMe, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and YouTube formats without having to open any additional applications. For more information about the Share feature, see the Final Cut Pro User Manual and the Motion User Manual.