This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training gives us some good reasons for using Compressor for our Final Cut Pro X projects.
Final Cut Pro X has many features of Compressor built right into it: you can share your project to a variety of preset destinations such as a master file, YouTube or Vimeo automatic uploads, and Apple Devices.
You can choose “Compressor Settings” as a destination, which gives you access to all of the presets found in Compressor, including both the built-in ones and any you may have added.
And you can even create bundles – collections of destinations – which will queue up automatically so that you can export a project to multiple destinations as a single batch process.
With all this functionality built right into Final Cut Pro X, you may wonder why you might even need the separate $50 Compressor application. Steve makes it clear that for folks that do a lot of exporting, Compressor is a must-have companion application to Final Cut, since it allows you to set up batches not just for multiple destinations of a single project as you can do within FCP X, but you can also add multiple FCP X projects to a single batch.