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.
You must purchase Compressor separately.
Sharing Motion Projects
Here are some ways you can use Compressor:
• If you have Compressor installed: You can send your project to Compressor via the Share
> Send to Compressor command, to take advantage of the options available in
Compressor to customize your output.
• If you have Compressor installed, or have copied Compressor settings to your computer: You
can apply Compressor settings (either the Apple-supplied setting or custom settings
you create) in Motion via the Share > Export Using Compressor Settings command.
Exporting a project in this manner lets you render your project using Compressor
settings without opening your project in Compressor. Each Compressor setting you
select results in an additional version of your project being rendered. After you choose
settings, your project is rendered in the background.
To send a project to Compressor
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.)
Drag settings from the Settings window to your job in the batch window, then click
For more information about configuring jobs and settings, see Compressor Help.
To export a project using Compressor settings
Choose Share > Export Using Compressor Settings.
Choose settings from the resulting Share window.
The settings are grouped by type into folders.
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.
Select Open with Application to have the exported file automatically open.
To choose whether to use background rendering, click Advanced.
For more information about background rendering, see
To see details about files to be output, click Summary.
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
Sharing Motion Projects