Transcode Final Cut Pro and Motion projects using Compressor

If you have Final Cut Pro X 10.2 or later, or Motion 5.2 or later, installed on the same computer as Compressor 4.2 or later, you can send sequences or clips from Final Cut Pro or Motion directly to Compressor for transcoding.

Transcode a Final Cut Pro or Motion project using Compressor

Do one of the following:

  • Send a project from Final Cut Pro to Compressor: Select the project and choose File > Send to Compressor.

  • Send a project from Motion to Compressor: Open the project and choose Share > Send to Compressor.

    Note: You can also drag a Motion project file to the batch area in Compressor.

    Note: Distributed processing cannot be used for jobs sent to Compressor from Final Cut Pro or Motion.

    Note: You can configure Compressor to use the GPU of your computer to process Final Cut Pro content sent to Compressor in the Advanced pane of Compressor preferences.

    For more information about using Compressor settings in Final Cut Pro, see Final Cut Pro Help. For more information about using Compressor settings in Motion, see Motion Help.

After the Final Cut Pro or Motion file appears in Compressor as a source file in a job, you can add a setting and other information to the job’s output rows and then transcode the batch.