When Should You Export Directly to Compressor?
The advantage of exporting a sequence to Compressor directly from Final Cut Pro is
that rendering happens as part of the transcoding process, potentially saving you
time and eliminating unwanted artifacts.
Compression and chapter markers in your Final Cut Pro sequence can be included in
the resulting compressed media files. When imported into DVD Studio Pro, the
chapter markers automatically appear in the Track Editor.
The disadvantage of this approach is that Final Cut Pro cannot be used for other tasks
until the export is finished. Depending on the length of the movie, the format you are
exporting to, and your computer’s capabilities, exporting can take a significant
amount of time.
To export from Final Cut Pro using Compressor:
In the Browser, select a sequence or clip you want to export.
If you want to export only a specific segment of a clip or sequence, set In and Out
points in your clip or sequence.
Choose File > Export > Compressor.
Compressor opens and the sequence or clip you exported from Final Cut Pro appears
as a new encoding job in a Compressor Batch window.
Once your Final Cut Pro clip or sequence is set up as an encoding job in Compressor, you
can adjust settings and submit the job just as you would with any other individual
QuickTime source file in Compressor. For more information about setting up a Compressor
job for encoding, see “
Applying Encoder Settings and Submitting Jobs
” on page 282.
The Source destination in Compressor actually results in the output
media files being placed at the root level of your startup volume. You can assign a
different destination in Compressor if needed. For more information, see the
Compressor User Manual.