Compressor 3.5.3 Release notes

Compressor 3.5.3 is an update to Compressor 3.5, which is part of the paid upgrade to Final Cut Studio (2009).

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Compressor 3.5.3

  • Adds a compression setting optimized for iPad and iPhone 4.
  • Fixes an issue with incorrectly configuring the field order property of a QuickTime movie when using frame controls.


iPod nano
(3rd, 4th, and 5th generation)

(5th generation iPod with video, iPod classic)

iPod touch
(1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation)

iPod touch
(4th generation)

(iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS)

iPhone 4


Apple TV
(1st generation)

Apple TV
(2nd generation)

= Compatible with device

This section contains release information about Compressor 3.5.2.

  • Corrects disk size limitation messages when burning a project to an AVCHD dual-layer disc.
  • Fixes issues with long chapter names not appearing correctly in disc templates.
  • Fixes issues when inserting a DVD-R or BD-RE disc with data already present.
  • Provides warnings before a DVD or Blu-ray Disc is burned when the source will not fit on the media.
  • Provides an option to cancel a disc burn when quitting Compressor.
  • Fixes issues with burning a DVD using DTS audio.
  • Fixes an issue with automatic bit rate so that the appropriate bit rate for a single or dual layer DVD-R is applied.
  • Corrects an issue with the encoding of HD video when burning a Blu-ray disc with surround sound.
  • Addresses issues with saving and changing audio channels and video using surround sound.
  • Corrects a problem that caused Share to not work when switching to another user on the same machine.
  • Fixes a MobileMe sharing issue when entering a single character in the "Viewable by Name" field.
  • Fixes MobileMe upload for file names that contain the "+", "?", or "%" characters.
  • Corrects an issue with uploading an IFF image sequence with an uppercase extension.
  • Corrects the default bit rate for the iPod encoding setting from the Share menu.
  • Corrects color shift when transcoding image sequences.
  • Correct timecode is now displayed in the Preview window when sending a Final Cut Pro sequence to Compressor and applying a timecode generator.
  • Job Action "Open Application" now works with multiple targets.
  • Fixes an issue with creating a new job with Target Output from an image sequence to a cluster.
  • Fixes an issue with source field order for Compressor plugins.
  • Fixes a pixel aspect ratio issue with transcoding a duplicated image sequence to a custom TIFF setting.
  • Corrects an issue that stopped a WAV file being associated with with an image sequence for output.
  • Compressor preferences are now honored when submitting jobs from Final Cut Server.
  • Corrects a field order issue with certain sources.
  • Fixes an issue with the audio tab becoming inactive when moving between the video and audio tab on MPEG-2 targets.
  • Addresses an issue with upload to MobileMe with files containing reserved characters.
  • Improves file size estimation for H264 files produced for Blu-ray.
  • Corrects an issue when burning a Blu-ray or DVD disc from a Final Cut Pro sequence with 5.1 Surround Sound.
  • Fixes an issue with display of password-protected MobileMe movies on iPhone.
  • Addresses a pixel aspect ratio compatibility issue.
  • Improves stability when processing large batches.

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This section contains release information about Compressor 3.5.1.

  • Fixes the ability to inspect surround sound jobs.                                                
  • Addresses a transcoding issue with automatic resizing for videos recorded on iPhone and iPod Nano.
  • Improves quality when using the Frame Controls Resize Filter for HD to SD DVD case.                       
  • Fixes an issue in which transcodes between Apple ProRes codecs resulted in output media files with incorrect color values in letterbox and padding areas.
  • Fixes issue with redraw of file names in the Inspector when replacing audio files.


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