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 operating systems and devices such as mobile phones. You can transcode files 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.
RAW to log: Use this pop-up menu to select how ProRes RAW conversion is done. Choose Automatic to allow Compressor to choose the conversion method. You can also choose a manual setting to override the default. This option is available only if the source is ProRes RAW.
Camera LUT: Use this pop-up menu to select the camera lookup table (LUT) applied to the source. Select a custom LUT to transform your video from one color space to another. This setting is enabled if the source is ProRes RAW and if “RAW to log” is set to a value other than None. This setting is also enabled if “Camera log” in video properties in the Job inspector is set to a value other than None.
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.
You can also rotate and flip the final output image in Compressor using the Rotation and Flip properties. These allow you to rotate a widescreen image to be vertical, or to reverse the image horizontally, vertically, or both.
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.
Rotation: Use this pop-up menu to set the rotation of the output image. You can choose to rotate your image 90 degrees, 180 degrees, or 270 degrees. This is useful in situations in which a camera was oriented incorrectly when capturing the video. The default rotation is None.
Flip: Use this pop-up menu to flip the output image. The default flip is None, but you can choose Horizontal, Vertical, or Horizontal and Vertical. This is useful if you want the output image to mirror the input image horizontally, vertically, or both. Note: the Rotation property is always applied before the Flip property, which can change the specific Flip option to use in an output image you also rotate.
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.