Exporting Using Compressor

Share menu options are configured to provide results that work well for common situations. However, at times you might need to customize the settings. Compressor, a professional transcoding application that works with Motion, gives you maximum control over media-conversion specifications and encoding workflows.

Important: You must purchase Compressor separately.

Here are some ways you can use Compressor:

To send a project to Compressor
  1. Choose Share > Send to Compressor.

    Compressor opens, adding the project to a new batch, which is a list of jobs. (A job is a media or project file with project settings applied to it for rendering.)

  2. Drag settings from the Settings window to your job in the batch window, then click Submit.

    For more information about configuring jobs and settings, see Compressor Help.

To export a project using Compressor settings
  1. Choose Share > Export Using Compressor Settings.

  2. Choose settings from the resulting Share window.

    The settings are grouped by type into folders.

  3. If you’ve set In and Out points in the Timeline, use the Duration pop-up menu to choose whether to export the sequence or the portion between the In and Out points.

  4. Select Open with Application to have the exported file automatically open.

  5. To choose whether to use background rendering, click Advanced.

    For more information about background rendering, see Background Rendering.

  6. To see details about files to be output, click Summary.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Enter a file name, choose a location for the output files, then click Save.

    The Share Monitor window opens, your program begins rendering in the background, and a progress bar displays how much time remains. For more information, see About Share Monitor.