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Apple Compressor Overview

Compressor integrates tightly with Final Cut Pro to add custom output options, distributed encoding, and advanced delivery features. With support for 360° video, HDR, HEVC and MXF, it’s the most powerful and flexible way to export Final Cut Pro projects.

Apple Compressor Features

  • The sleek interface matches Final Cut Pro and makes it easy to navigate through your compression projects. Review the encoding settings in the left sidebar and open the inspector to quickly adjust advanced audio and video properties. Your batch appears in the center, right below the large viewer that lets you view and move the file.
  • Compressor shares the rendering engine with Final Cut Pro and Motion to ensure consistent speed and quality across applications. It uses hardware encoders for H.264 and HEVC, spreads the work across multiple processor cores on your Mac, and uses a high-speed GPU on the graphics card to speed up image processing tasks.
  • Whether you tweak an existing Compressor setting in Final Cut Pro or create a completely new one, you can share the results with other Final Cut Pro editors, even if they don’t have Compressor installed on their systems. You can also create assignments that combine an encode option with a post-encode action to automate tasks such as sending an email, copying and moving files, or running a custom script.
  • Distributed encoding features are part of Compressor, without the need for a separate application. Simply install Compressor on any Mac on your network and activate it as a cluster node for distributed encoding.
  • Encode jobs without special hardware using pre-configured groups of Macs on your network. The Shared Computers feature sets up clusters of encoding nodes based on the availability of assigned computers. It can even utilize unused processor cores on a single computer, harnessing the full processing power of multi-core systems.

File Information

Year of release : 2023
Version : 4.7
Developer : Apple
Developer website :
Platform : Intel/Apple Silicon Universal
Interface language : English
Tablet : The program has been treated (does not require introduction data/enter any data)

System Requirements

  • Apple macOS X Apple macOS X 13.5 or later
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended for 4K)
  • 256 MB VRAM (1 GB recommended for 4K)
  • Metal-enabled video cards
  • 3.2 GB of free disk space


Version Size Requirements Date
4.8 78.6 MB Apple macOS X 13.5 or later 23/06/2024