Compressor 4 - Adding Additional Settings and Presets

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Adding Additional Settings and Presets

Although the output format setting is the most important component of the Compressor
workflow, you can also add other settings and presets, such as filters, cropping, frame
sizing, actions, and destinations. For further instructions on how to add these settings,
see the following:

Adding Filters to a Setting

Working with Frame Controls

Adding Geometry Settings

Adding Actions

Creating and Changing Destinations


Chapter 19

Creating MPEG-4 Output Files

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You can use Compressor to output a variety of additional formats using the QuickTime
component plug-in feature.

This chapter discusses how to take advantage of the QuickTime component plug-in
feature, which opens up a wide variety of additional file formats that Compressor can
output from your source media files.

This chapter covers the following:

Creating QuickTime Export Component Output Files

(p. 229)

Installing QuickTime Export Component Plug-ins

(p. 230)

About the iPod Plug-in

(p. 230)

About the QuickTime Export Components Encoder Pane

(p. 231)

Configuring Export Components Settings

(p. 231)

Creating QuickTime Export Component Output Files

Compressor and QuickTime can be extended to support additional codec options and
third-party formats. This section focuses on the QuickTime component plug-in feature,
which allows you to export exotic file formats that can play on third-party devices and
operating systems, such as mobile phones. Unlike standard QuickTime movies, these
exported files cannot be played back with QuickTime Player or other QuickTime-based
applications. (For information on the native QuickTime movie file format, see


QuickTime Movie Output Files


In the past, creating these kinds of files required multiple steps and multiple operating
systems: exporting the file, moving it to a computer on another platform, and then
encoding using another software application. The QuickTime Export Components feature
allows you to control the third-party encoding engine without having to open another
application. This streamlines your workflow and saves you the time and hassle of working
with multiple operating systems and software packages.