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how can I save a compressor setting and share it

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Jul 15, 2011 9:11 AM

How can I save a compressor setting in compressor 3.5(or compressor 4) and send it to someone who has FCP X and have them export their movie to that setting without buying compressor 4. The Product manual says you can do this. But in FCPX when you export to compressor setting without owning compressor, it asks you to purchase it

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • me_knot_you Calculating status...
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    Jul 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.

  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 2:19 PM (in response to KMB57)

    They'd have to buy Compressor 4 to do it.

  • knot_ewe Calculating status...
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    Jul 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?


  • me_knot_you Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jul 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.


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