Automate Video Compression for the Web from Class on Demand is designed for folks that want to compress their media faster using the automation tools built into Compressor. If your deadlines are shrinking, clients are demanding higher quality with lower budgets, and you need to get work done faster, this tutorial is for you.
This tutorial will be most helpful to editors that have a basic knowledge of Apple's Compressor; or have viewed Webinar #5. These techniques focus principally on Compressor v3.5, which ships as part of Apple Final Cut Studio (3).
Overview of Compressor's automation features
Pick the best export option from Final Cut Pro
How Batch Templates handle multiple versions of files
Illustrate Job Actions and how they work
Show how to integrate Automator with Compressor
Show how droplets provide very fast automation
Explain differences between droplets and batches
Show how job chaining reduces processing time
Show how computer and processor clusters improve speed
Illustrate use of the open-source x.264 codec
Creating custom destinations
Configure Compressor preferences
Create, modify, reuse, and save Batch Templates
Access and apply Job Actions
Access and apply Setting Actions
Apply filter to burn in timecode
Apply filter for still image watermark
Apply filter for animated watermark
Apply filter to boost chroma
Apply filter adjust mid-tone gamma
Create and modify a droplet
Reduce processing time using Job Chaining
Create a processor cluster
Compress using X.264 open-source codec
About the Instructor:
Larry Jordan is the most highly sought after Apple-Certified Final Cut trainer in the world. With over 30 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits, Jordan's informative and entertaining teaching style provides video editors around the world with unique techniques, methods and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills. He's been there - he knows the pressure you are under.
Jordan reveals the hidden tips and tricks you never hear about, and may never find on your own. His presentation style is well organized, succinct and practical. Jordan's training can save you time, save you money, save your client, and save your sanity, during production and post-production.
Jordan, based in Los Angeles, writes and edits the monthly free Larry Jordan Final Cut Studio Newsletter, with essential information on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio. He also hosts the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast.