Final Cut Studio and Compressor 3

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Millwood, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Millwood macrumors regular

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    I just have a quick question regarding anyone who has experience with Final Cut 2 and Compressor 3.
    It seems like a waste, but the only thing i'm interested in with the Final Cut Package is Compressor 3. It's a shame for me to have to install that entire package (which is pretty huge) if the only thing I want out of it is the compressor program. I know it's probably a waste to spend all that money on that package for 1 part of it too, but...
    Does anyone know if Compressor 3 is standalone, or if I can just install it seperately or do I need to also install FC and all the little extras that come with it. I know at one time apple used to sell it seperately. All I really want is a heavy duty video encoder.
    Thanks!
     
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    You can indeed install it separately, and elect not to install any of the loops, content, or stuff included with the disks. I'm pretty sure FCP is a necessary isntall as well, but at only~340mb, why not?

    Would I pay $1200 for compressor? No way.
     
  3. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    There are other programs that stand alone that can do what you want.
     
  4. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    What do you need Compressor for - there are other applications that do the same.

    If you have the FCS you can install just compressor.
     
  5. Millwood thread starter macrumors regular

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    What would you guys recommend as a solid video encoder then? I've used everything from ffmpegx to mpeg streamclip to episode pro.
     
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