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Apple Compressor: Using the x264 plug-in in Compressor

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Encoding for Web or ROM

I Admit it, I’ve had a love hate relationship with Compressor pretty much since Day One. I love the convenience of having an app tied directly to the timeline for encoding, but have always felt a little disappointed by the options and quality of what was offered for encoding. Still, I’ve stuck with it for certain encoding events (such as for dvd content, rough cuts, and archives at high bit rates). It’s not that I believe its a bad application, just one that has languished in the shadow of many other priorities. With some much going on in the broad range of tools Final Cut Studio that offers, its bound to happen that some applications don’t get the priority we wish they did.



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