CompressorPowerful encoding. Delivered.

Compressor tightly integrates with Final Cut Pro to add custom output settings and extensive delivery features. With support for HDR, HEVC, 360° video, and MXF output — and standout 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 custom encoding with Final Cut Pro.

Optimized for Apple silicon

Encode video in stunning 8K resolution with Compressor on the new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max. Editors on a 16-inch MacBook Pro can expect workstation-class performance and the ability to transcode between different ProRes formats faster than ever before.

Up to13XProRes RAW to ProRes 4221
Up to10XProRes 4444 to ProRes 4221
Up to2XProRes 4444 to HEVC 10-bit1

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 right in the viewer before starting a batch export. Or step up to the 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 percent smaller than those encoded as H.264. Adjust image quality parameters to optimize 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.

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 color 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.2

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.

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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. And now you can transcode Canon Cinema RAW Light using a third‑party plug‑in. Use the advanced features of Compressor to add closed captions to MPEG and QuickTime files. 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 preconfigured 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.