The Best Compressor Feature You Don’t Use

The greatest thing I’ve ever stumbled across: job-chaining in Compressor. It’s perhaps the least known about yet useful thing in any Pro App. I’ve posted twice about job-chaining on my blog, but after some confirmations at NAB, I wanted to make one last revision on my thoughts.So if you’re one of the dozen people who… Continue reading The Best Compressor Feature You Don’t Use

Flow, work, flow.

I’ve been working on a project with a quick turnaround time for the last week. It was shot last Wednesday and Thursday, and will be presented next Tuesday. It’s essentially a training video with a 20 minute runtime. It’s very straightforward, but it’s still got challenges. It’s probably 97% chroma key footage mixed with a… Continue reading Flow, work, flow.

Job-chaining in Compressor

At my job, I commonly have to encode files for the web. Recently, I’ve added a new deliverable specification to each project I finish: three versions of the file for a streaming video library that will dynamically choose which version to play based upon the viewer’s internet connection. I commonly edit on a ProRes 422… Continue reading Job-chaining in Compressor

Stuff I Didn’t Learn in School #1 – Exporting – The easiest and best way to export a FCP timeline

For an explanation of this blog series, check out the post where I explain the blog series. That would be best. I feel like I should make the number in this post #5 or #98 so it looks like a long-standing series with a huge amount of credibility. But then I thought about that old… Continue reading Stuff I Didn’t Learn in School #1 – Exporting – The easiest and best way to export a FCP timeline