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Apple Pro Training Series: Compressor 3 Quick-Reference Guide

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Apple Pro Training Series: Compressor 3 Quick-Reference Guide

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  • Copyright 2007
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-51422-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-51422-6

Whether you’re distributing dailies, authoring a commercial DVD, or prepping video clips for the Web, Compressor is essential for creating quality digital content. In this quick-reference guide, professional filmmaker Brian Gary reveals essential techniques for audio and video compression. Learn timesaving batch-encoding and test-clip workflows. Import files in Final Cut Pro and QuickTime formats and encode them for authoring in DVD Studio Pro. Use advanced codecs like H.264 to create standard- and high-definition content. Compress content for the latest hardware platforms, including AppleTV, iPod, and HD DVD. Export interactive podcasts. Add timecode window burns and animated logos during encoding. Take advantage of job-management strategies, such as job chaining. And save time with Compressor’s ability to handle hours of encoding unattended and then notify you by email when it’s done. With this guide you’ll master the art of minimizing file size and maximizing image quality.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Interface Basics
Chapter 2 Importing Footage
Chapter 3 Working with Presets
Chapter 4 Batch Encoding
Chapter 5 Encoding for DVD
Chapter 6 Encoding Audio
Chapter 7 Encoding for Apple Devices and the Web
Chapter 8 Test Clip Workflows
Chapter 9 Format Conversions
Chapter 10 Working with Frame Controls and Filters
Chapter 11 The Geometry and Actions Panes
Chapter 12 Distributed Processing


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