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
There are aspects of Compressor I don’t take full advantage of, and until recently one of them was job-chaining. Job-chaining is probably something that isn’t used a whole lot but becomes extremely handy in certain workflows. I’m sure there are plenty of use cases, so I’ll explain mine and allow you to draw your own… Continue reading How To: Job Chaining in Compressor
So, a while back I discovered job-chaining in Compressor and it seriously enhanced my workday. I’ve been thinking more about this and I’m trying to understand it. When I produce a video, I need a high resolution master to archive, and then 3 versions for a media server that are half the frame rate and… Continue reading A question about Compressor and codecs..
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.
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
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