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Apple Pro Training Series Compressor 3 Quick-Reference Guide by Brian Gary

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Chapter 4. Batch Encoding

The power of Compressor is unleashed when you manage the flow of multiple jobs through its Batch window.

While importing source media and applying targets to jobs in the Batch table are among the core concepts of the Compressor workflow, the ability to queue up a series of disparate encoding jobs, called a batch, and monitor its progress during processing is what makes Compressor the centerpiece of your entire digital distribution pipeline.

A batch comprises individual pieces of source media (a job), and any given batch can contain as many jobs as you require. Targets control the encoding process and are comprised of a setting, a destination and an output filename. Each job can include multiple targets.

The Batch window ...

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