Built-in settings in Compressor
Use the built-in settings in Compressor, grouped by category in the Settings pane, to convert any file from its source format to other commonly used formats.
Built-in setting group
Create Apple Device–compatible H.264 and HEVC files for distribution, including high-dynamic-range HEVC HDR10 video, streaming high-definition (HD) video, and standard-definition (SD) video.
Create audio files in the most commonly used formats.
Create files for use with motion graphics applications.
Create broadcast-quality, high-resolution, high bit rate video files.
Create files for audio and video podcasting.
Create high-quality, high-performance files for use with Final Cut Pro and post-production workflows.
Create proxy files for use with Final Cut Pro and post-production workflows.
Create uncompressed 10-bit and 8-bit 4:2:2 QuickTime movies.
Video Sharing Services
Create QuickTime files for publishing to video-sharing websites like YouTube and Vimeo. Includes large and small HD and SD settings.
You can also customize a built-in setting in Compressor or create your own custom setting from scratch. For example, you can create a custom setting either to convert progressive video to interlaced video or to convert 29.97-fps video to 23.98 fps video. Before you create a custom setting, view the related built-in settings to see if any of those meet your needs. If one does, or if it comes close, duplicate that setting, then modify any properties that you need to change. The advantage of duplicating a setting, rather than creating a new setting from scratch, is that many of the properties are already configured, and so you’ll need to make fewer adjustments to the setting. See Create custom settings in Compressor.