CompressorPowerful encoding. Delivered.

Compressor tightly integrates with Final Cut Pro to add custom output settings, distributed encoding and extensive delivery features. With support for HDR, HEVC, 360° video, MXF output, and improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon, it’s the most powerful, flexible way to export your Final Cut Pro projects.

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Seamless integration with Final Cut Pro.

A simple interface and intuitive controls make Compressor the perfect companion for customised encoding with Final Cut Pro.

Optimised for Mac Pro

Encode video in stunning 8K resolution with Compressor on the most powerful Mac Pro ever. Compressor distributes multiple encoding jobs across up to 28 GPU cores, reducing the need for additional workstations. And with access to all that GPU power you can complete graphics-related processes like dynamic image filers faster than ever.

Support for industry standards.

With support for a wide range of popular device outputs as well as professional video and audio formats, Compressor expands on the encoding options built into Final Cut Pro.

HDR

You can view High Dynamic Range footage on any recent Mac that displays an extended range of brightness, and see the video directly in the viewer before starting a batch export. Or step up to the new Pro Display XDR and view your video in stunning HDR, the way it was meant to be seen.

HEVC

Export video in the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format to create high‑quality files that are up to 40% smaller than those encoded as H.264. Adjust image quality parameters to optimise your output, then save your HEVC export setting and access it directly in Final Cut Pro.

Closed Captions

Easily view, adjust and export closed captions, with the ability to import caption files — even in multiple languages — into a single batch or iTunes Store package. Compressor supports CEA-608, iTT and SRT formats. You can also choose to embed caption metadata in the exported video or deliver a separate sidecar file.

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Audio Descriptions

Make your content even more accessible by embedding audio descriptions when encoding a variety of video file formats including MOV, MP4, M4V and MXF.

360 VR Export

Export 360° video for YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo with industry‑standard spherical metadata embedded in the files.

Encoding Video for Apple Devices

A variety of presets make it easy to deliver content for Apple devices — including iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The inspector clearly identifies supported Apple devices, and you can modify any preset to get the perfect file for your final delivery.

Camera Log Conversion

Convert log footage to HDR and SDR colour spaces by using lookup tables (LUTs) provided by camera manufacturers such as Arri, Canon, Nikon, Blackmagic, Sony and Panasonic. Or use a custom camera LUT to match a look created on set. Plus, with batch export, you can process hundreds of dailies with just a few easy clicks.

Web Sharing and Disc Burning

Export files for popular video websites, including YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. You can also choose from a set of menu templates to create basic Blu‑ray discs and DVDs directly from Compressor.*

MXF Encoding

Create MXF files with a wide collection of codecs including AVC‑Intra, D‑10/IMX, ProRes and XDCAM HD. Adjust parameters and choose from a variety of frame rates and resolutions.

Broad Format Support

Quickly set up encoding jobs for a broad range of industry‑standard formats including MPEG‑2, H.264, HEVC, QuickTime and MXF. Use the advanced features of Compressor to add closed-caption files to MPEG and QuickTime files. And if you encode video for HTTP live streaming, Compressor delivers all the files you need in a single web‑ready folder.

Pristine format conversions.

Compressor uses optical flow processing to perform format and standards conversions at exceptional quality. You can also take advantage of built-in image filters and tools for audio processing.

iTunes Store Package

Compressor makes it simple to package your film for submission to the iTunes Store.

View the iTunes Store Package Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Distributed encoding.

With distributed encoding features built into Compressor, you can easily use other Mac computers on your network to speed up encoding jobs.

Built into Compressor

Distributed encoding features are part of Compressor, with no need for a separate application. Just install Compressor on any Mac on your network and activate it as a cluster node for distributed encoding.

Shared Computers

Encode jobs without dedicated hardware by using pre-configured groups of Mac computers on your network. The Shared Computers feature sets up clusters of encoding nodes based on the availability of designated computers. It can even tap idle processing cores on a single computer, using all the processing power of multicore systems.