Compressor 4 - Test Transcode Tip

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Test Transcode Tip

Before committing to a long transcoding session, do a quick test with a small section of
the source media file. If there is a problem (such as an incorrect setting or a reference file
that can’t find the files it is referencing), you can make the correction without losing a
lot of time. Such tests also allow you to preview Encoder pane and Frame Controls results
that are not visible in the Preview window. For a quick way to select a small section of
the source media file, see

Transcoding a Portion of the Clip with the Preview Window


Make sure the test section is specific to the type of settings you applied. For example,
pick a high motion section if you’re doing frame rate or field order conversions with Frame