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Final Cut Pro X Guru: Compressor Exporting

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Learn how to set up Compressor presets and templates to export media for different formats in Final Cut Pro X, and add captions, timecodes, and watermarks to your video.

Compressor extends the capabilities of Final Cut Pro X, allowing you greater control when sending out your final projects. In this course, Nick Harauz shows how to set up Compressor presets and templates to transcode and encode media for different formats, including broadcast, web, and mobile devices, and add metadata, captions, color correction effects, timecodes, and watermarks to your video. With these compression tips, you'll end up with more high-quality renders from your Final Cut Pro projects, and spend less time meddling with settings.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Up and Running with Compressor and FCP X
  • A look at FCP X default destinations
  • Using Compressor templates in FCP X
  • Setting up a bundle with Compressor presets
  • Sending projects to Compressor
  • Understanding settings and location templates
  • Modifying a Compressor template
2. Transcoding and Encoding
  • Creating proxies and optimized media using FCP X
  • Transcoding to Apple ProRes using Compressor
  • Encoding for broadcast
  • Encoding to the web
  • Encoding to mobile devices
  • Delivering a show for iTunes
3. Maximizing Compressor and Compressor Settings
  • Working with metadata
  • Working with closed captions
  • Adding compression markers
  • Setting up destinations
  • Adding color correction effects
  • Adding timecodes and a watermarks
  • Working with droplets
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Nick Harauz


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