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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog for Apple Compressor


4.5.4 Jul 8, 2021

Improves stability with certain macOS Language & Region preferences

Fixes an issue where a layer type could not be set when burning a DVD or Blu-ray disc


4.5.3 Jun 17, 2021

Receive notifications for completed, failed, and canceled encoding batches

Embed audio descriptions when encoding a variety of video file formats including MOV, MP4, M4V, and MXF

Includes stability improvements


4.5.2 Mar 4, 2021

Includes HEVC Proxy settings optimized for use in Final Cut Pro

Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur

Includes stability and reliability improvements


4.5.1 Dec 14, 2020

Adds share option for YouTube & Facebook to create a file for uploading to those sites

Includes stability improvements


4.5 Nov 12, 2020

Improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon


4.4.8 Sep 24, 2020

Fixes an issue in which XAVC media from the Sony PXW-FX9 camera is not recognized

4.4.7 Aug 25, 2020

Camera log conversion

Convert log-encoded video to SDR and HDR color spaces.
Choose from built-in Camera LUTs for Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Nikon and ARRI log
Add a custom Camera LUT to achieve accurate conversions for cameras without a built-in option or to match on-set looks


Custom LUT effect

Apply third-party creative LUTs to footage to add a custom look during compression
Support for .cube, .mga, and .m3d file formats
Set the output color space to SDR or HDR


Other new features

Improved speed and reliability using distributed processing over SMB
Create ProRes IMF Packages including support for multiple languages


4.4.6 Dec 10, 2019

Improves stability when using Reverse Telecine
Improves reliability when importing Dolby Vision metadata
Fixes an issue in which an error was erroneously reported when applying Dolby Vision metadata to a package created for the iTunes Store
Fixes an issue in which an error was erroneously reported when verifying a package created for the iTunes Store


4.4.5 Oct 7, 2019
New Metal-based processing engine improves playback and accelerates graphics tasks including rendering, compositing, and exporting
Enhances graphics performance with support for multiple GPUs including Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo on Mac Pro
Optimizes CPU performance with support for up to 28 CPU cores on Mac Pro
Accelerates ProRes and ProRes RAW playback when using the Afterburner card on Mac Pro
View and deliver stunning High Dynamic Range video on Pro Display XDR
View High Dynamic Range video tone-mapped to compatible Standard Dynamic Range displays when using Compressor on macOS Catalina
Improved load balancing of graphics processing across multiple GPUs


4.4.4 Mar 21, 2019
Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave
Improves reliability when sharing video to YouTube


4.4.3 Dec 13, 2018
Support for ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ formats on Mac computers that support Metal


4.4.2 Nov 15, 2018
64-bit architecture takes advantage of all memory in your Mac to support high resolution images and projects
Backward compatibility supports legacy 32-bit formats
View, edit, and deliver closed captions in the SRT format, which is used by a wide range of websites including Facebook
Compressor uses source media properties to automatically configure MXF and QuickTime settings
Automatic configuration of settings applies correct frame rate, field order, and color space


What's New in 4.4.1 Apr 9, 2018
Closed captions
View, adjust, and deliver closed captions
Import caption files into a batch or iTunes Store package
Use the Inspector to adjust text, color, onscreen location, and timing
Search text and select single or multiple captions in the Inspector
Support for multiple languages and formats in an iTunes Store package
Validation indicator instantly warns about common errors including caption overlaps, incorrect characters, invalid formatting, and more
Embed captions in an exported video file or create a separate caption sidecar file
Share captioned videos directly to YouTube and Vimeo
Support for CEA-608 and iTT closed caption formats

Audio descriptions
Include audio description files in any iTunes Store package

Introduced in Version 4.4
360 VR delivery
Encode 360 video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes
Share 360 video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo
Export 360 video files with embedded industry-standard spherical metadata
Support for monoscopic and stereoscopic formats

High Dynamic Range
Deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video with controls for color space conversions and HDR metadata
Deliver HDR video as P3 D65 PQ, and Rec. 2020 HLG, and Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10
Easily convert HDR to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) video
Support in the iTunes Store Package to link a Dolby Vision graded video file to a Dolby Vision XML

HEVC
Encode video in the High Efficiency Video Coding format (HEVC, also known as H.265) for file sizes up to 40 percent smaller than H.264 while preserving the same visual quality*
Create a custom HEVC export setting in Compressor and use it in Final Cut Pro
Send Final Cut Pro and Motion projects to Compressor to encode video in the HEVC format
Create a self-contained HEVC droplet for drag-and-drop encoding on the desktop

MXF
Encode MXF files with support for a wide range of codecs and parameters
New MXF presets include AVC-Intra, D-10 / IMX, ProRes, and XDCAM HD in a variety of frame rates and resolutions
Support for ProRes and 10-bit Uncompressed video within an MXF container
Support for HDR video in an MXF container

* HEVC support requires macOS High Sierra


What's New in Version 4.4
360 VR delivery
Encode 360 video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes
Share 360 video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo
Export 360 video files with embedded industry-standard spherical metadata
Support for monoscopic and stereoscopic formats

High Dynamic Range
Deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video with controls for color space conversions and HDR metadata
Deliver HDR video as P3 D65 PQ, and Rec. 2020 HLG, and Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10
Easily convert HDR to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) video
Support in the iTunes Store Package to link a Dolby Vision graded video file to a Dolby Vision XML

HEVC
Encode video in the High Efficiency Video Coding format (HEVC, also known as H.265) for file sizes up to 40 percent smaller than H.264 while preserving the same visual quality*
Create a custom HEVC export setting in Compressor and use it in Final Cut Pro
Send Final Cut Pro and Motion projects to Compressor to encode video in the HEVC format
Create a self-contained HEVC droplet for drag-and-drop encoding on the desktop

MXF
Encode MXF files with support for a wide range of codecs and parameters
New MXF presets include AVC-Intra, D-10 / IMX, ProRes, and XDCAM HD in a variety of frame rates and resolutions
Support for ProRes and 10-bit Uncompressed video within an MXF container
Support for HDR video in an MXF container


What's New in Version 4.3.2
Command line options for monitoring job status
Dithering option adds noise to images to minimize distracting patterns such as color banding
Option when creating iTunes Store package to identify health warning text as required by Indian law


What's New in Version 4.3.1
Fade In/Fade Out filter is applied correctly when using distributed encoding
Disc name and titles are correctly displayed when using languages with double-byte characters
Location paths are respected when using Compressor via Terminal
Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate
Exporting ProRes 4444 files with transparency using Compressor creates a correct alpha channel
Fixes an issue that could prevent processing files using 32-bit codecs including Animation, PNG, Cinepak, and WMV
Fixes an issue in which marker buttons on the Touch Bar may be displayed incorrectly
Fixes an issue that could prevent burning Final Cut Pro projects to DVD via Apple USB SuperDrive


What's New in Version 4.3
Redesigned dark interface puts the focus on your video, with a streamlined presentation of batches and settings
Detailed video and audio file information is now displayed in the Inspector
Deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro lets you perform common functions like adding and editing markers
Timeline overview in the Touch Bar lets you view your batch at a glance and navigate with touch
iTunes Store Package preview lets you audition alternative audio, closed captions, or subtitles to verify sync
iTunes Store Package media pass-through lets you bypass unnecessary compression
iTunes Store Package preview lets you seamlessly switch between audio streams during asset playback to speed up verification
Batch warnings and failures are now reported with detailed, actionable notes
Still image improvements include support for multiple color spaces and higher bit depths
Support for DPX, Cineon, OpenEXR still images
Support for OpenEXR image sequences
Enhanced DPX support delivers more accurate interpretation of color information, pixel aspect ratio, interlacing, and timing
Improved performance for image processing including frame rate conversions, interlacing, scaling, optical flow retiming, effects, and color space conversions
Automatic selection of optimal bit depth allows for higher-quality transcoding, color processing, and effects
Improved efficiency of CPU and GPU processing
New DVD disc templates give you more menu and background options
New options for DVD authoring let you loop playback, add motion menus, and customize menu images


What's New in Version 4.2.2
4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
Fixes an issue in which Closed Caption files could be incorrectly labeled as SDH subtitles when creating an iTunes Store Package


What's New in Version 4.2.1
Fixes a crash that could occur after migrating a User account to another system
Restores ability to use markers for I-frame placement in H.264 exports
Export interlaced H.264 files


What's New in Version 4.2
Requires OS X 10.10.2 or later
Create an iTunes Store Package for iTunes Store submission
Easily add your movie, trailer, closed captions, and subtitles to your iTunes Store Package
Preview closed captions and subtitles right in the Viewer
Zoom in the Viewer to watch content with true pixel accuracy
GPU rendering when using Send to Compressor with support for dual GPUs
Hardware-accelerated, multi-pass H.264 encoding on compatible systems
Automatic bit-rate calculation for MPEG-4 and H.264 QuickTime movie settings
Display and assign channels to QuickTime audio tracks prior to processing
Optional matrix stereo down-mix when processing surround sound for QuickTime output
CABAC entropy mode for multi-pass encoding


What's New in Version 4.1.3
Fixes reliability issues when burning a Blu-ray Disc or creating a Blu-ray disk image


Introduced in Version 4.1.2
Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
Status display and improved responsiveness when using "Send to Compressor" from Final Cut Pro X and Motion
Improved performance and color accuracy when encoding H.264 source files from GoPro cameras
Fixes issues transcoding alpha channels in image sequences
Includes general stability improvements


What's New in Version 4.1.1
Resolves issues installing Compressor on a system where Qmaster was previously enabled
Improves reliability of Send to Compressor from Final Cut Pro X
Addresses distributed encoding errors when source files are not on the startup volume


What's New in Version 4.1
New interface with a single-window layout and streamlined controls
Preset Destinations for common encoding tasks
Simplified setup for distributed encoding
Hardware-based H.264 encoding in suppor




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