Using Share with Compressor

Compressor, the professional transcoding application included in Final Cut Studio, provides high performance and maximum control over the media conversion and encoding workflows.

There are two ways you can use the Share feature with Compressor:

Sending Outputs to Compressor

You can tap the advanced transcoding features in Compressor by sending one or more Share outputs to Compressor. Clicking the Send to Compressor button opens a batch in Compressor based on all the current Share window outputs (and their applied settings). This allows you to use the advanced transcoding features in Compressor to complete the export session. You can use default Apple settings or create custom settings for future Share exports. For information about using Compressor, see the Compressor User Manual, available in Compressor Help.

To send one or more Share outputs to Compressor
  1. Follow the steps for exporting single clips and sequences or groups of clips and sequences. For more information, see Exporting Single Clips and Sequences with Share and Exporting Groups of Clips and Sequences with Share.

  2. In the final step, click the Send to Compressor button (instead of Export).

    Compressor opens with a new batch containing the outputs from the Share window.

Using the Other Output Type to Access Compressor Settings

From within any Share export session, you can access the complete collection of over one hundred Apple (preset) settings as well as any custom settings you create. Additionally, you can add any Apple or custom Compressor settings or settings groups to the Share window for future Share export sessions.

For complete instructions, see Using Share to Create Other Output Types.

For more information about Compressor settings, see the Compressor User Manual, available in Compressor Help.