Creating a Droplet on Compressor

A droplet is a great way of saving information, and can be created using the Compressor system. Once you have made the droplet, you can use this to quicken up your ability to compress information, making it a great way to save yourself time and effort. The droplet will serve to make your compression settings much more automatic, so you can simply access the droplet rather than going through the process of checking every box and correcting all of the things that need to be fixed. If you would like to make a droplet, but have never really known how, then by simply using software you already own, and following some simple instructions, you should be able to make one of these handy tools in next to no time.

Materials Needed

  • Compressor software
  • Movie
  • Computer
  • Final Cut Pro or similar

Step 1: Finish the Film

Before you are ready to go into the Compressor, you need to fully finish your film. Tidy up any loose ends, and insert any corner markers, or compressor markers, until it is ready to use. You will need to put all of these items into the film piece before starting on creating the droplet.

Step 2: Open the Compressor

When you have completed the film, open up your compressor file. Once there, click on the box that is labeled Presets. This will open into a window, and from there you can choose the setting that you would like to use on your video. These will be the settings that you choose to use on your film DVD from now on, so make sure that you choose the one which is right for you in the long term.

Step 3: Create the Droplet

Once you have selected the settings, you should then click the icon at the top of the Preset window. You will then be offered a range of places where you can save the droplet and where the items stored by this droplet should be saved. Accept the location that you wish, and you will then be able to see the droplet icon in that location.

Step 4: Use the Droplet

You can now choose to save the film using the droplet that you have just made. Take the film you have saved, and drag the file containing it over to the droplet icon. Drop it down on top, and allow the droplet a few seconds to adapt the file to the settings you have chosen. Within a matter of seconds, you should be able to save the file with the compressed settings, without even having to open up the Compressor software.

Step 5: Check the Droplet

When you have saved the new media file, you can then open up the film and make sure that the settings are suitable for your media. If you have any doubts, you should be able to go into the Preset section of your compressor program, and then make changes. Click Accept, and the droplet should be changed to fit your new requirements.

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