QuickTime Export Components setting in Compressor
In Compressor, QuickTime Export Components is a custom setting that you can manually add to the Settings pane and then apply to jobs in the batch area. Use this transcoding format to output files in codecs playable on third-party devices and operating systems, such as mobile phones. You can transcode files for 3G, AVI, and Apple iPod, or transcode using third-party plug-ins that you’ve installed on your system.
The properties of settings that use this transcoding format are located in the General and Video inspectors (described below).
Displays the setting name and transcoding format used by Compressor, as well as an estimated output file size. When you add a setting to a job or change the setting’s properties, this summary is automatically updated.
These properties cannot be modified and may be unusable in future versions of macOS.
Name: Displays the name of the setting.
Description: Displays the description of the setting.
Extension: Displays the extension of the output file, based on the setting chosen in the “Encoder type” pop-up menu, described below.
Allow job segmenting: This option is not available for the default encoder types that are included with Compressor. It may be available for other encoders.
Default location: Select an item from the pop-up menu to set the default save location for transcoded files.
The properties in this area of the Video inspector are based on the file format assigned to the setting. You can change the file format in the General inspector; for more information, see the Settings property in “General properties,” above.
Frame size: For settings that use the QuickTime Export Component format, this property is automatically set to Automatic.
Pixel aspect ratio: For settings that use the QuickTime Export Component format, this property is automatically set to Square.
Frame rate: Use this pop-up menu to set the playback rate (the number of images displayed per second) for the output file. See Retiming options in Compressor.
Field order: For settings that use the QuickTime Export Component format, the field order is set automatically.
Color space: Use this pop-up menu to convert the source media to a new color space. Choose Automatic to allow Compressor to choose the best color space based on the selected preset. You can also choose a manual setting to override the default. See Transcode a video file to a different color space.
Cropping and Padding
Customize the final cropping, sizing, and aspect ratio using the Cropping & Padding properties in Compressor. Cropping removes video content from an image. Padding scales the image to a smaller size while retaining the output image’s frame size. For more information about these properties, see Intro to modifying frame size in Compressor.
Cropping: This pop-up menu sets the dimension of the output image. The custom option allows you to enter your own image dimensions in the fields; other options use predetermined sizes. The Letterbox Area of Source option detects image edges and automatically enters crop values to match them. This is useful if you want to crop out the letterbox area (the black bars above and below a widescreen image) of a source media file.
Padding: For settings that use the QuickTime Export Component format, the Padding property is not available.
For a list of available video effects in Compressor, and instructions on how to add a video effect to a setting, see Add and remove effects in Compressor.