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Tip #380: Apple Compressor vs. Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Media Encoder is still the fastest.
Recently, I compared the compression speed of Adobe Media Encoder with Apple Compressor, both running on the same 27″ iMac (i5) and macOS Catalina. Here’s what I learned.
- In general, Catalina is a shade slower for both apps than Mojave for compression, ranging from 0% to 14% slower, depending upon the task.
- HEVC 10-bit compression is still extremely slow because it is not hardware-accelerated in either app.
- Compressed file sizes are the same for both apps between Mojave and Catalina.
As you can see from the chart, while Media Encoder and Compressor are the about the same speed for HEVC 8-bit, Media Encoder is much faster for H.264 (50%) and HEVC 10-bit (180%).
Read the full article with all the details here.