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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.

Book News Annotation:

This guide, applying the curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification Program, teaches readers how to compress audio and video content using Apple's Compressor 3 software. Accessible chapters offer time-saving coding tips and discuss how to compress for platforms including iPod and HD DVD, add timecode window burns and animated logos during coding, import from Quicktime and other formats, and encode for the web, among other tasks. Accompanying color graphics demonstrate techniques. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Interface Basics

Chapter 2 Importing Footage

Chapter 3 Working with Presets

Chapter 4 Batch Encoding

Chapter 5 Encoding for DVD

Chapter 6 Encoding Audio

Chapter 7 Encoding for Apple Devices and the Web

Chapter 8 Test Clip Workflows

Chapter 9 Format Conversions

Chapter 10 Working with Frame Controls and Filters

Chapter 11 The Geometry and Actions Panes

Chapter 12 Distributed Processing



Product Details

Gary, Brian
Peachpit Press
Interactive multimedia
Digital video
Interactive Media
Video tapes -- Editing -- Data processing.
Digital video - Editing - Data processing
Computers-Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Apple Pro Training
Publication Date:
May 2007
Grade Level:
8.48x5.52x.39 in. .64 lbs.

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Computers and Internet » Apple » Applications
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Engineering » Communications » Video

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