Software training company InfiniteSkills Inc has just released a new Apple Compressor 4 Training Course on DVD-ROM and as a direct download from its website. The course features 2.5 hours of narrated instruction on the program’s many options, filters and effects as they apply to professional video and audio production workflows, and demonstrates industry standard techniques onscreen. The newest video series follows InfiniteSkills’ release of two tutorial video courses for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 earlier this year.
“Anyone who has spent time on a serious video or audio production knows that it takes more than one tool to get the job done,” said Colin Boyd, sales director for InfiniteSkills. “To coincide with our successful Final Cut and Motion tutorials, we’re pleased to offer another hands-on training course to round out Apple’s top video production tools.”
The course presents a full walkthrough of Compressor’s exporting and effects functionality, starting with its basic monitor window interface and going all the way through distributed processing and server upload capabilities. Apple Certified Professional Matt Schalk looks at customization options such as video filters and geometry adjustments, workflows for lossless and compressed audio, video publishing to H.264 and MPEG standards and more. Each individual lesson features three to ten minutes of realtime onscreen guidance, with narrated tips and usable sample files provided for viewers to follow the training.
In an effort to familiarize users with the program’s numerous menus and settings, Matt addresses Compressor tools within context-specific chapters centered on results. After starting with customization, he moves through audio compression standards, then to video, through automation and into advanced advice for networked editing systems, multimedia server options and streaming. The Apple Compressor tutorials end with lessons on interfacing with Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.
“Because of his background, Matt doesn’t just focus on time-saving tips and controls, but he actually encourages the viewer to think as a professional,” said Chris Johns, content coordinator for InfiniteSkills. “He shows how you can use a combination of tools to approach production challenges and solve them.”
A professional videographer and technology integration consultant, Matt Schalk holds Apple certifications in 14 separate programs and areas of specialization. In addition to assisting companies and organizations develop technical infrastructure and skills, he has worked one-on-one with end users as a Creative for Apple Inc, and most recently authored the 10-hour Apple Motion 5 Tutorial Video course for Infinite Skills.
The complete Apple Compressor 4 Training Course can now be ordered from the InfiniteSkills website for $49.95 (USD). The course can be purchased as a DVD-ROM or instant download, with distribution options available for customers worldwide. In addition to the standalone course, InfiniteSkills is planning an aggressively priced bundle of its Apple video production tutorials.