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By default, Compressor will only use 1 core of your machine to do encoding.   You can notice this if you run Activity Monitor while your compressor jobs are running.  Sometimes this is useful because Compressor doesn't overwhelm your computer.  But at other times, you want to dedicate all the power of your Mac Pro to Compressor.  To do this you have to set up a "fake cluster" (or virtual cluster as some people call it) on your local machine. Once you do this, Compressor will submit the job to the "cluster encoder" which is running on your local Mac (you can have up to 256 Macs in a cluster, which is what many film houses do to encode DVD files using the highest possible quality settings).
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By default, Compressor will only use 1 core of your machine to do encoding. You can notice this if you run Activity Monitor while your Compressor jobs are running.  
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[http://www.devia.be/news/article/setting-up-a-virtual-cluster-to-speed-up-compressor/ Here is an article about how to set up a virtual cluster on your Mac Pro to expedite Compressor]
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Sometimes this is useful because Compressor doesn't overwhelm your computer. But at other times, you want to dedicate all the power of your Mac Pro to Compressor. To do this you have to set up a "fake cluster" (or virtual cluster as some people call it) on your local machine. Once you do this, Compressor will submit the job to the "cluster encoder" which is running on your local Mac (you can have up to 256 Macs in a cluster, which is what many film houses do to encode DVD files using the highest possible quality settings).
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[http://www.devia.be/news/article/setting-up-a-virtual-cluster-to-speed-up-compressor/ Here] is an article about how to set up a virtual cluster on your Mac Pro to expedite Compressor.
Note that there is a special setting in Compressor (along with the video format and per-file compressor settings) called "Job Segmenting".  You must turn this on to have Compressor work at its fastest.  It's described [http://documentation.apple.com/en/compressor/usermanual/index.html#chapter=8&section=6&tasks=true here].
Note that there is a special setting in Compressor (along with the video format and per-file compressor settings) called "Job Segmenting".  You must turn this on to have Compressor work at its fastest.  It's described [http://documentation.apple.com/en/compressor/usermanual/index.html#chapter=8&section=6&tasks=true here].

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