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Infinite Skills' "Learning Apple Compressor 4.1 Tutorial" Covers Essential Features, Best Practices for Encoding Media Files

Infinite Skills' "Learning Apple Compressor 4.1 Tutorial" Covers Essential Features, Best Practices for Encoding Media Files

Infinite Skills' "Learning Apple Compressor 4.1 Tutorial" Covers Essential Features, Best Practices for Encoding Media Files

(PRWEB) November 07, 2014

Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. this week released its "Learning Apple Compressor 4.1 Tutorial," a course designed for users of Apple's Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro applications for video and audio production, teaching best practices for using Compressor to encode media files into various formats.

Compressor is a standalone application that works with Apple's high-end media production apps to allow users to format audio and video files for various kinds of distribution in a separate application. Compressor can encode video files for commercial-grade distribution, DVD and blu-ray formats, podcasting, and more. It can also encode audio files for Dolby Digital, Surround Sound, MP3, and other common formats.

Infinite Skills' "Learning Apple Compressor 4.1 Tutorial," provides an overview of the encoding process, and teaches users how to work efficiently to get the most out of Compressor's capabilities for formatting and organizing media files.

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Course author Matt Schalk is an Apple certified professional in FInal Cut Pro, Motion, DVD Studio, Shake, Logic Pro and more. He has worked in the video production industry for the last 15 years in virtually every aspect of the field from production houses to shooting and directing. The Compressor 4.1 course is his fourth training course for Infinite Skills, following courses on Motion 5, Compressor 4, and OS X Mountain Lion.

Schalk begins with an introduction to the Compressor interface, terminology, and important key commands, before explaining the program's essential functions such as the basic transcode, previewing and navigation, batch properties, setting preferences, and more.

The course then covers a variety of encoding formats in detail. Schalk explains how to create custom settings, and then looks at audio formats including Dolby Digital and Surround Sound, and other common formats. He then covers video formats including MPEG 2 for DVD, H264 for blu-ray, Quicktime, and many more.

The course concludes with a chapter on using Compressor to work smarter using metadata and closed captioning. Schalk explains how to work with audio and video effects, droplets, and looks at using Compressor in a workflow with Motion 5, along with other efficiency topics.

"Compressor 4.1 includes a new intuitive interface using a single window that now matches Final Cut Pro and Motion. The new version has a streamlined workflow that includes real-time viewing so you can see changes in your files as you make them," Schalk says.

"In this course, we'll start with the very basics of compressor and work our way all the way through to using the command line version, covering Compressor's major features and best practices along the way."

Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the "Learning Apple Compressor 4.1" training page of the Infinite Skills website:


Infinite Skills offers its "Learning Apple Compressor 4.1 Training Video" as a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $ 24.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.

About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.

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