Adding Transcode Settings

Final Cut Server includes a large variety of transcode settings. All clip transcode settings are based on Compressor settings, and most image transcode settings are based on internal Final Cut Server settings. If you need to add additional, custom settings, you first need to create custom settings in Compressor. See the Compressor documentation, available from the Compressor Help menu, for details on creating custom settings.

Once you have created a custom setting in Compressor, you can add it to Final Cut Server.

To add a new transcode setting
  1. Click the Create button in the Transcode Settings pane.

    The Transcode Settings window appears.

    Figure. Transcode Settings window.
  2. Enter a name for the transcode setting in the Name field.

  3. Click Parameters in the column on the left.

    Figure. Transcode Settings window showing the transcode setting parameters.
  4. Choose the type of transcode setting to create from the Media Type pop-up menu.

    This setting controls the items available in the Compressor Settings pop-up menu.

    • If you choose Video Clip: Only video-related items appear in the Compressor Settings pop-up menu.
    • If you choose Audio Clip: Only audio-related items appear in the Compressor Settings pop-up menu.
    • If you choose Image: The window changes to include a variety of still-image formats.
      Figure. Transcode Settings window showing the still-image formats available when you choose the image media type.
  5. Choose your custom setting from the Compressor Settings pop-up menu, or, for images, click items in the Available list and then click the Add button to move them to the Selected list.

  6. Click Save Changes.

The new transcode setting is added to the Transcode Settings pane.