I put a lot of video on the web. I use Final Cut to edit and usually use Quicktime to produce video to upload to YouTube.
I also like to put video on the web that I don't want to put on YouTube. I use Slideshow Pro or JWPlayer to present the video. Lately I've been making HD video and I would like the best possible quality without long buffer times. I would like to present the video in a Quicktime Codec, because I want it to be available on the iPad as well.
Apple Compressor and Quicktime, don't seem to give me the high quality results I need.
I have recently found that Sorenson Squeeze does a great job of this, but I can't afford the huge price tag. Is there another method what would enable me to compress HD videos for the web at high quality that would require me to spend a lot of time testing out different compression settings?