Cluster with Compressor 4

kjaer.casper's picture

Anybody tried setting up a cluster with the new compressor, on multiple xserves? Is is faster / more stable.

Is i working with Final Cut Server, and watch folders.


JSamuel's picture

I gave up Qmaster for Episode many moons ago. I am also keen to find out the feedback to the OP :)

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ogminlo's picture

Compressor 4 will not work with FCSvr. It will break encoding if installed because of how the new app store all-in-one paradigm embeds Qmaster in the app. There are no more daemon clusters in Compressor 4. I haven't tried building a cluster with 4, but I wouldn't want to anyway since they can't operate as daemons. Lame!

kjaer.casper's picture

But you can still set a qmaster folder, on the XSAN. For the Controller, so it should be able to work in FCServer. As far i can see, but i will do the test on a some machines this week.

I still think compressor cluster is sweet, compared to the price of a Episode cluster. I can convert 1.2 TB XDCAM 1920 * 1080 50mbps in under 8 hours to Proress Proxy 1920 * 1080. So its pretty fast. Thats on 2 * 12 Core Xserves, on a 100TB XSAN.

But i will try to setup Compressor 4, with a watch folder workflow in FCServer, this week.

ogminlo's picture

It won't work. When you've proven it doesnt work, you can restore functionality to FCSvr's encoding via Compressor 3.5 by moving Compressor 4 to it's own folder in /Applications.