Apple Pro Training Series: Compressor 3 Quick-Reference Guide

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Pearson Education, May 31, 2007 - Computers - 216 pages
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Whether you’re distributing dailies, authoring a commercial DVD, or prepping video clips for the Web, Compressor is essential for creating quality digital content. In this quick-reference guide, professional filmmaker Brian Gary reveals essential techniques for audio and video compression. Learn timesaving batch-encoding and test-clip workflows. Import files in Final Cut Pro and QuickTime formats and encode them for authoring in DVD Studio Pro. Use advanced codecs like H.264 to create standard- and high-definition content. Compress content for the latest hardware platforms, including AppleTV, iPod, and HD DVD. Export interactive podcasts. Add timecode window burns and animated logos during encoding. Take advantage of job-management strategies, such as job chaining. And save time with Compressor’s ability to handle hours of encoding unattended and then notify you by email when it’s done. With this guide you’ll master the art of minimizing file size and maximizing image quality.

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Interface Basics
Importing Footage
Working with Presets
Batch Encoding
Encoding for DVD
Encoding Audio
Encoding for Apple Devices and the
Test Clip Workflows
Format Conversions
Working with Frame Controls and Filters
The Geometry and Actions Panes
Distributed Processing

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Award-winning writer, producer, and director Brian Gary creates a wide array of content for television, theatrical release, and the Web. Gary's education includes the Actors Studio MFA program in New York City and he heads Flying Chaucer Films LLC in Los Angeles and Flying Chaucer Productions LLC in New Orleans. He is an accomplished editor who tours globally, speaking to audiences of Final Cut Pro editors.

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