Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to KMB57)
Hmm, my Compressor manual doesn't mention using the settings in FCPX. It does say:
"Newly created settings are stored in the home folder at /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Compressor/Settings as XML files, with the file extension .setting. You can distribute and share any of your custom settings by placing them into the same location within the home folder of whatever computer you distributed the settings to."
Since that folder is made during the installation, just making a folder in that location and dropping the setting in won't work.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 4:45 PM (in response to BenB)
This is what the Apple literature states:
Save your customized or new settings, and they instantly appear in the Compressor settings menu in Final Cut Pro. You can share these settings with other Final Cut Pro editors, even if they don’t have Compressor installed on their workstations.
This implies that you would not need to buy Compressor for other editors to render out a specific setting. Only to initially create the custom setting. We have to supply hundreds of schools with our custom settings, and cant ask all of them to purchase compressor along with FCP X. The new export function in FCPX doesnt have the specific parameters our Network requires! If anyone from Apple is reading this please explain how to do this.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 9:56 AM (in response to KMB57)
Interesting... I don't see that info in the Compressor 4 manual. I'd like to read more, where are you seeing this?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 11:23 AM (in response to knot_ewe)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 2:50 PM (in response to KMB57)
I had some time to try some things and got it to work by doing this:
1. Go to the Library folder in your Home directory (not root).
2. In the Application Support folder make a new folder named Compressor.
3. In the Compressor folder add another folder named Settings.
4. Drag the setting into this folder and you should be good to go.
Let me know if this works for you.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 12:19 PM (in response to me_knot_you)
Thanks Much. That seemed to work. The only thing is that I still have Compressor3 on my laptop, but I am pretty sure it should work for those who will not have purchased Compressor 4.