Compressor: Reset Background Processing

I’ve been working on a large video project and have been frustrated by extremely long Compressor sessions.  Taking a one-hour video from FCP 7 edited in ProRes LT to H.264 720p was taking 15 hours or more in Compressor 3.53.  I tried a trick (from CreativeCow Forums) to take the file to Compressor 4 by saving the Comp 3 file and reopening it in 4, but it was worse — the time remaining to finish kept growing until I finally canceled it when it grew to 30 hours.

Tried another suggestion from CreativeCow to Reset Background Processing and that helped a lot.  Transcode times dropped to 8 hours for a one hour video.

 

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