DV Transcoding Workflow

How you use Compressor to transcode your video into DV Stream format files depends on how you intend them to be used. The basic steps are listed below.

  1. Stage 1: Creating a Batch

    As with any transcode, you need to start by creating a batch. See Preparing Compressor for Transcoding with Custom Settings for more information.

  2. Stage 2: Creating Jobs with the Source Video Files

    Import the source video files either by dragging them from the Finder to the batch or by choosing Job > New Job With File.

  3. Stage 3: Adding Targets with a DV Setting to Each Job

    Each of the jobs requires at least one target—in this case the jobs need targets with a DV Stream setting. If there is more than one job, it is easiest to select all the jobs by choosing Edit > Select All and then choose Target > New Target With Setting to apply the same setting to all the jobs.

  4. Stage 4: Submitting the Batch for Transcoding

    Click the Submit button to start the transcode process. See Submitting a Batch for more information.