Compressor 4 - Technical Specifications

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS X 10.11.4 or later
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)
  • OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
  • 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)1
  • 931MB of disk space

Industry-Standard Encoding Support

  • Support for standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709, plus wide Rec. 2020 color spaces
  • CABAC entropy mode for multipass encoding
  • Export OP1a MXF files in a variety of frame rates, frame sizes, and codecs
  • H.264 multipass encoding for Blu-ray discs and files
  • Support for red laser burning of AVCHD discs for playback in compatible Blu-ray players
  • H.264 encoding for Apple devices, web, and mobile devices
  • Support for image sequence sources: TIFF, Targa, DPX, JPEG, and OpenEXR
  • Support for encoding HTTP live streaming
  • Support for encoding to TIFF, Targa, DPX, JPEG, and OpenEXR image sequences
  • Full QuickTime support
  • MPEG-2 encoding
  • MPEG-4 encoding
  • Two-pass VBR encoding for MPEG-2
  • Export to uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Accepts file formats including QuickTime (single-channel or multichannel), AIFF, Sound Designer, and WAV files
  • Automatic setting creation via drag and drop of a QuickTime file
  • Resizing
  • Standards conversions
  • Retiming
  • Preview with split-screen comparison
  • High-quality image processing
  • Preset Destinations with job actions for automating workflow from encoding to delivery, including:
    • Add to iTunes Library
    • Create Blu-ray Disc2
    • Create DVD
    • Prepare for HTTP Live Streaming
    • Publish to Facebook
    • Publish to Vimeo
    • Publish to YouTube
  • Additional job actions for:
    • Open with Application
    • Publish to Tudou
    • Publish to Youku
    • Run Automator Workflow
    • Send Email
  • Automated encoding with Droplets
  • Automatic and custom cropping
  • Automatic and custom padding
  • Reverse Telecine
  • Deinterlacing

Built-in Distributed Encoding

  • Built-in setup for distributed encoding, including My Computer sharing options
  • Create groups of Shared Computers that can be selected on a per-batch basis for distributed encoding
  • Advanced controls to add instances on a single computer and select the network interface, port range, and port number when sharing your computer

Dolby Digital Plus Professional Encoding

  • Dolby-certified encoding to Dolby Digital Professional AC-3 and EC-3 formats
  • Accepts QuickTime (single-channel or multichannel), AIFF, Sound Designer, and WAV format sound files for encoding
  • Support for all channel formats from mono to 5.1 surround
  • Automatically creates 2.0 or 5.1 based on the number of channels in the source media file
  • Confidence decoding for preview of AC-3 and EC-3 files

Video Filters

  • BlackWhite Restore
  • Brightness and Contrast
  • Color Correct Highlights
  • Color Correct Midtones
  • Color Correct Shadows
  • Fade In/Out
  • Gamma Correction
  • Noise Removal
  • Sharpen Edge
  • Text Overlay
  • Timecode Generator
  • Watermark (Image, animated with QuickTime or Motion files)

Audio Effects

  • Apple: AUGraphicEQ
  • Dynamic Range
  • Fade In/Out
  • Peak Limiter

  1. Performance of projects containing 3D text may be adversely impacted on systems with less than 1GB of VRAM.
  2. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.
Published Date: Mar 29, 2017