Transcode Final Cut Pro and Motion projects in Compressor
If you have Final Cut Pro X 10.2 or later, or Motion 5.2 or later, installed on the same computer as Compressor 4.2 or later, you can send sequences or clips from Final Cut Pro or Motion directly to Compressor for transcoding. To export using Compressor or Motion, you must have a compatible version of Compressor or Motion installed. Compressor and Motion must be purchased separately.
If you send multiple projects or clips from Final Cut Pro X 10.2 or later using the Send to Compressor command, multiple jobs appear in a batch in Compressor.
Important: You cannot mix projects and clips in a batch share. Your selection must be projects only or clips only.
Transcode a Final Cut Pro or Motion project using Compressor
Do one of the following:
Send a project from Final Cut Pro to Compressor: Select the project and choose File > Send to Compressor.
Note: You can configure Compressor to use the GPU of your computer to process Final Cut Pro content sent to Compressor in the Advanced preferences in Compressor pane of Compressor preferences.
Send a project from Motion to Compressor: Open the project and choose Share > Send to Compressor.
You can also drag a Motion project file to the batch area in Compressor.
Note: Distributed processing can’t be used for jobs sent to Compressor from Final Cut Pro or Motion.
After the Final Cut Pro or Motion file appears in Compressor as a source file in a job, you can add a setting and other information to the job’s output rows and then transcode the batch.