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Apple Compressor: Compressor 3: A “virtual Cluster” Makes an Impressive Speed Boost

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Encoding Techniques

A large number of us do our encode/transcode work in compressor on the same single machine as we did our FCP editing on, or are about to author our DVD on. The point being that many of us don’t have the luxury of raw extra computing power just sitting in a stack next to our desk waiting to become a Qmaster Cluster for distributed encoding. However, it turns out, there’s a great pro-tip for Compressor users that allows you to basically do distributed encoding to yourself.



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