Compressor 4 - Previewing Filters

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Previewing Filters

You can preview a clip containing your current filter settings by clicking the target in the
Batch window to open it in the Preview window. The Preview screen is split into original
and transcoded versions of your media file so that you can see or hear the effects of your
filter settings before processing the batch (as long as the checkbox for that particular
filter is selected).

Adjustments you make
can be viewed in the
Preview window.

This can be helpful when you are applying multiple filters since it can be difficult to
anticipate how the filters will interact with each other.


The order of the filters in the filter list defines the order in which they are

applied to the video or audio. Try changing the order of the filters if you are seeing
unexpected results in the Preview window.

Once you are reasonably happy with your settings, it’s a good idea to scan through the
whole movie to ensure that your changes are not too extreme for some scenes.

Note: Depending on your system, the source media file type, and the number of filters
applied, the Preview window showing the filter settings may update at a lower frame
rate than the source frame rate.


Using the Preview Window

for more information.


Chapter 22

Adding Filters to a Setting