About the Filters Pane

The Filters pane contains three tabs: one for video filters, one for audio filters, and one for color space adjustment of output media files. The Filters pane contains all the filters available in Compressor.

Figure. Filters pane of the Inspector window.

Use the following features in the Filters pane of the Inspector to select and adjust filters that you want to assign to your settings.

Note: Once you make any adjustment to a filter, its checkbox is automatically selected. If you decide that you no longer want to use that filter, be sure to deselect that particular filter’s checkbox before transcoding.

  • Filters list: Select the checkbox next to the filters you want to add to your presets. Filter settings you select appear in the Summary table in the Summary pane. You can reorder filters by dragging them up or down in the Filters list. Because these filters are processed one by one during transcoding—starting with the first entry in the list—it is important that your filters are organized correctly. For example, it is sensible to place your text overlay filter last, so that the text color you selected doesn’t get modified by some other filter.
  • Filter controls: The controls available depend on the filter selected in the Filters list. The slider allows you to make large numerical changes to your setting, while the arrow control lets you make single incremental number changes. The setting number appears in the field located between the slider and arrow control.