Compressor 4.1.3: Release notes

Learn about current and previous Compressor updates.

Compressor 4.1.3

  • Compressor 4.1.3 fixes reliability issues when burning a Blu-ray Disc or creating a Blu-ray disk image


Compressor 4.1.2

  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Status display and improved responsiveness when using "Send to Compressor" from Final Cut Pro X and Motion
  • Improved performance and color accuracy when encoding H.264 source files from GoPro cameras
  • Fixes issues transcoding alpha channels in image sequences

This update also includes the following:

  • General stability improvements

Compressor 4.1.1

  • Resolves issues with installing Compressor on a computer where Qmaster was previously enabled
  • Improves the reliability Send to Compressor from Final Cut Pro X
  • Addresses distributed encoding errors when source files are not on the startup volume
  • Fixes errors that could cause a hang when submitting a batch
  • Fixes a stability issue that could occur if multiple Compressor plug-ins are installed
  • Resolves an issue when viewing a plug-in setting without the plug-in installed
  • Includes general stability improvements

Compressor 4.1

  • New interface with a single-window layout and streamlined controls
  • Preset Destinations for common encoding tasks
  • Simplified setup for distributed encoding
  • Hardware-based H.264 encoding in supported Share operations
  • Support for Dolby Digital Plus encoding
  • Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
  • Share directly to Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou

Compressor 4.0.7

  • Removes 1 GB file size limit for uploads to Vimeo
  • Fixes a stability issue when playing back certain MPEG-2 files
  • Fixes a stability issue in Qmaster when processing multiple jobs

Compressor 4.0.6

This update improves overall stability and performance including, to fix an issue with uploading clips larger than 1 GB to Vimeo.

Compressor 4.0.5

  • Improved cluster setup eliminates the need to have Compressor open on all cluster nodes
  • Ability to use encoding clusters without administrator authentication
  • Addresses an issue related to third-party QuickTime components that could prevent Compressor from opening

Compressor 4.0.4

Compressor version 4.0.4 improves overall stability and performance including:

  • Enhancements to Share Monitor for MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • Resolves a stability issue that could occur when selecting the Publish to YouTube job action from the Inspector

Compressor 4.0.3

  • Ability to run Compressor on a Mac without a monitor
  • Fixes an issue with exporting when logged in as an Open Directory user
  • Improves performance when encoding MP4 and AVI files
  • Adds an export setting for 1080p video on compatible iOS devices

Compressor 4.0.2

  • Markers are set as chapter markers by default
  • Adds Uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit 4:2:2 to export settings list
  • Improves the speed of transcoding from Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 to ProRes

Compressor 4.0.1

  • Updates the bitrates in Cellular settings for HTTP Live Streaming
  • Fixes an issue with accessing QuickTime Export Component settings in Final Cut Pro X
  • Fixes an issue in which This Computer cluster does not appear when OS X is configured in Chinese
  • Resolves stability issues when launching Soundtrack Pro after Compressor 4 is installed
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Last Modified: Aug 19, 2014
  • Last Modified: Aug 19, 2014
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