The codec features mastering quality in 4:4:4:4 RGBA color with an extremely high quality. It is preserving the image quality from nearly every footage we ever worked with. In Contrast to 4444 XQ the target data rate 1180Mb/s with our 4K 25fps footage. Apple ProRes 422 HQ. This is the third highest data rate version of ProRes.
Posted by Candice Liu to Video Converter, Convert ProRes | Updated on Feb 23, 2019
Is there any proper ProRes converter to transcode Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 on Mac/Win?
Apple ProRes 4444 XQ preserves dynamic ranges several times greater than the dynamic range of Rec. 709 imagery—even against the rigors of extreme visual effects processing, in which tone-scale blacks or highlights are stretched significantly. The Miraizon ProRes-compatible codec delivers professional performance and is fully compatible with Apple ProRes codecs. Support for all 4:2:2 profiles, including Proxy, LT, 422, and HQ Support for all 4:4:4 profiles, including 4444 and 4444 XQ, with or without alpha channel data. Notably, motion offers dual-GPU optimizations on the all-new Mac Pro (Late 2013) model enabling superior real-time playback performance and faster rendering. In version 5.1.1 Apple is adding support for ProRes 4444 XQ, a new and very high-quality codec specifically designed for VFX work.
As is known to all, ProRes is a codec developed by Apple Inc., which provides an unparalleled combination of multistream, real-time editing performance, impressive image quality, and reduced storage rates. It was first introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2. Actually, ProRes is the best video format supported by FCP 7 and FCP X for video editing. After all, rendering H.264 on Final Cut Pro may more or less degrade video image quailty, but ProRes will ensure a smooth editing process with highest quality. If you care more about the video quality and the efficiency of editing, it's necessary to convert MTS, AVCHD, MKV and more videos shot by camcorders to ProRes for editing on Final Cut Pro.
On the other hand, comparing to H.264/AVCHD, Apple ProRes delivers a crazy big size of videos, especially in ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ. For example, I've been edit a 30 minutes video (less than 6GB) in Final Cut Pro, yet getting a 130GB with 26 videos after rendering ProRes finally. Lookshorrible! Worse still, PreRes videos has poor compatibility, which only supports watching on QuickTime Player and VLC currently. Thus, if you get some videos in ProRes codec and want to play them on your iPhone iPad Android devices or other media players, you need an Apple ProRes converter to convert ProRes to MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, etc.
How can I add Apple Prores output to natively quicktime pro? Right now I have to wash it through a third party app.
Which version of MacOS X are you running and which particular Apple ProRes codec do you require?
Basically, the Apple ProRes 422 encoder codec is built into all versions of MacOS X since Mavericks. (I.e. use the Finder 'Encode Selected Video Files' Context menu option to access the 'Convert' routines currently built into all recent Mac operating systems. E.g.,
If you need one of the other ProRes family codecs (e.g., 422 HQ, 422 LT, 422 Proxy, or 4444), the normal workflow is to buy Compressor or one of the 'Pro' editor apps and install the associated Apple 'Pro' package of codecs.
Apple Prores Codec For Windows
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