Compressor 4 - Configuring Export Components Settings

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Configuring Export Components Settings

When you choose QuickTime Export Components as your output format, you can only
create settings for export plug-ins that are already installed.

To create QuickTime Export Components settings


In the Settings tab, do one of the following:

• Make sure that the correct setting is selected.

• Create a new setting by choosing QuickTime Export Components from the “Create a

new setting” (+) pop-up menu.


Choose an output file format from the Encoder Type pop-up menu.


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Click the Options button (if active) in the Encoder pane.

The Settings window for that particular output file format opens.

Configure settings
for the QuickTime export


Use the third-party export module user interface to explicitly enter the width,

height, and frame rate for the output file. Do not leave the width, height, and frame rate
fields in the third-party user interface at their default (“current”) values.


Click OK to save your settings and close this dialog.

Note: The Compressor Frame Controls feature is not available when using the QuickTime
Export Component Output feature.


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Compressor provides the tools you need to create QuickTime media files.

QuickTime is cross-platform multimedia technology and allows Mac OS applications to
capture and play back video, audio, and still-image files. QuickTime supports a wide
variety of codecs and can also be extended to accommodate additional codec options
and third-party codecs. See

Creating QuickTime Export Component Output Files

for more

information about additional QuickTime export options.

This chapter covers the following:

Creating QuickTime Output Files

(p. 233)

About the QuickTime Movie Encoder Pane

(p. 234)

QuickTime Transcoding Workflow

(p. 240)

Understanding Codecs

(p. 244)

QuickTime Video Codecs

(p. 244)

QuickTime Audio Codecs

(p. 245)

Creating QuickTime Output Files

QuickTime is an open standard with many built-in codecs and is both a multimedia and
streaming media architecture. It is widely used for both authoring and delivery. For
example, many video editing and compositing applications use QuickTime as their base
format. QuickTime contains a wide range of video and audio codecs suitable for everything
from streaming video to DVD. The QuickTime architecture can also handle file formats
other than QuickTime movies, such as AVI files and 3G streams. For more information on
creating those kinds of formats, see

Creating QuickTime Export Component Files