Transcoding Explored
Genre: Video
  • 39 Videos
  • 2h 3m
Join Apple Certified Trainer Ben Balser in this massive 39-tutorial course as he teaches everything you need to know about video compression using Apple's Compressor software.
Ben Balser grew up doing media production and music composition from a very early age.  He founded the Louisiana Cajun Cutters FCP users group and runs the website.
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Status: Available | Released: Jun 27th, 2014
This in-depth course, by Apple video expert Ben Balser, starts out with a detailed discussion on transcoding, the different video formats and the most popular compression codecs. The next section zooms in on Compressor basics where Ben takes you on a tour of the interface and the workflow. You learn about Settings, Groups, Locations, Destinations, Markers, Job-tracking and more.

Now you're ready for the advanced stuff! In the next collection of tutorials, you learn about Compressor's advanced features like Frame Rates & Size, Cropping, Padding, Effects and Metadata.

The final sections of this course are all about workflow. You first learn how best to set your system preferences, deploy distributed processing and configure keyboard shortcuts. This is then followed by a series of tutorials explaining various workflow schemes that'll get you outputting all kinds of video for integration with many different applications including Final Cut Pro and Motion.

So if you need to do compression and transcoding, spend some time with Ben Balser and learn how to do it right!
Section 1: Section 1: Introduction to Transcoding
Section 2: Section 2: Compresor Basics
Section 3: Section 3: Advanced Settings
Section 4: Section 4: System Configuration
Section 5: Section 5: Workflow Schemes
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