Compressor 4 - How It Works - Edgar Rothermich

Compressor 4 - How It Works

By Edgar Rothermich

  • Release Date: 2013-08-08
  • Genre: Digital Media
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings


This is the only interactive multi-touch eBook available for the application "Compressor 4"!

"Compressor - How It Works" from the GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals) explains Apple's compression application "Compressor 4" with rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual. This 167 pages interactive Multi-Touch eBook (with an extensive Glossary) presents this software application in great detail with that easy to understand, visual approach known from other books from the best-selling GEM series.

"I wish all the manuals on software were like yours!" - Giovanni C.
"You have the gift of making difficult concepts understandable" - William B.
"Your style is the most informative and clear I have ever seen" - Mark D.
"Great stuff Edgar! I bought your other Logic GEM books and love em..." - fform
"Thank you so much for your fantastic guides; I've learned so much!" - Brandon B.
"I love your manuals."  - Eli. 

That is the motto of the book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" (GEM). They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 of pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand


  • Fantastic Way to Learn the Apple Pro Apps

    By Aaron Weiler
    I already owned 4 of Edgar's graphically enhanced manuals as PDF's, but wow, his reformatting of the guides in the iBooks format is a surprising improvement on an already terrific way to learn the Apple pro apps. I'm hooked and ready for the Compressor 4.1 iBook.
  • Brilliant, Clear, and Memorable!

    By ionsurfer9
    I've read Edgar's manuals on Final Cut Pro X (How it Works, and the Details), and Compressor, (Twice) and purchased the one for Motion. Put simply, they are brilliant. They are far and away the best manuals I have ever seen. They take complex concepts and make them visual, clear, and memorable. I attempted to read other books, and just couldn't get through them, I read his manuals and it all suddenly became clear. My level was advanced beginner when I approached his manuals, and now I feel I am strong intermediate. The clarity of his thinking, the beauty of his presentation, and intelligence, combined with his ability to sift through the complexity of these concepts to present what is the essence of the topic is unmatched in my experience. Being a computer professional myself for the past 20 years, who has received high praise for my own documentation, I feel qualified to say he is the best I have ever seen. You will quickly master the basics and beyond with these manuals. Sincere gratitude to him.
  • Really like his style

    By AmandaAmando
    I have both Final Cut Pro X manuals from this book series. The style of this author is the most informative and clear I have ever seen. And it is a interactive Multi-touch book, so much better to learn an app with. Great value
  • great explanations

    By Guido666.666
    Found this book through a link on Apple's Final Cut Pro website. Very clear explanations with many visual hints and graphics that makes it easy to read and understand. Got also the Motion 5 book from the same book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" to get me started on Motion Graphics.
  • What a surprise

    By oottooo3
    A composer friend recommended Apple's Compressor app to me. I though it was for video professionals but he showed me how much stuff I can do converting formats and making quick lower thirds to my screeners. He also recommended me this amazing book. It explains all the features very nicely with many graphics and illustrations. I understood the concept in no time.