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Sorenson Ships Squeeze 3

Compression Suite 3, Squeeze 3 for Flash MX also available By Dave Nagel
Sorenson Media has released new versions of Squeeze, Squeeze Compression Suite and Squeeze for Macromedia Flash MX. All of the versions have been updated to 3.0 and are available now for Macintosh and Windows.

Included in Squeeze 3 is Sorenson's new MPEG-4 Pro codec, which, like all PEG-4 codecs, is designed for high-quality video with low bandwidth requirements. Sorenson's MPEG-4 codec includes tools for the Visual Simple Profile and Advanced Visual Simple Profile, as well as AAC audio. It supports one- and two-pass variable bitrate encoding. Squeeze itself offers batch processing capabilities, compression presets, watch folder support, video and audio filters, adjustable cropping and direct digital video capture for one-step compression.

Sorenson Squeeze for Macromedia Flash MX ships with the professional version of the Sorenson Spark codec, which allows for video to be compressed and encoded for the SWF format. It also includes presets, batch processing capabilities and watch folder support for automatically converting FLV and SWF files.

The Squeeze 3 Compression Suite includes all of Sorenson's professional codecs, including Sorenson Video 3 Pro (QuickTime), Sorenson Spark Pro (Flash) and Sorenson MPEG-4 Pro. It offers one- and two-pass VBR, audio and video filters, watch folder and batch processing support, DV capture and adjustable cropping. The Windows version also outputs to Real and Windows Media formats.

All of the versions are available now. The Sorenson Squeeze 3 Compression Suite runs $449. Sorenson Squeeze 3 for Macromedia Flash MX costs $119. And Sorenson Squeeze 3 sells for $199. Upgrades are also available. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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