Apple ProRes Codec
ProRes is a kind of professional video codec developed by Apple in 2007. It is an intermediate codec just like Apple Intermediate Codec, not a delivery format, which means that it is optimized for use during video editing. The ProRes family include five members: Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 4444.
Apple ProRes codec maintain the highest quality and performance while requiring much less expensive editing and storage hardware compared to uncompressed video. It is comparable to Avid’s DNxHD codec or CineForm who offer similar bit rates which are also intended to be used as intermediate codec.
Video is popular in our digital life. We often use all kinds of movie formats, such as avi, wmv, mpeg, mov, mp4, mkv, vob, flv, 3gp, dv, m4v, ogm, webm, avchd mts or m2ts, mxf, etc. Editing videos is necessary when we need to create our stories, and Final Cut Pro X is the professional Mac video editing software, which adopts the ProRes codec. So you’d better convert your video files to Apple ProRes if your original files are not supported by FCP X. In this circumstance, ProRes Converter will give you a big help.
The Apple ProRes Converter supports convert your original video files to Apple ProRes codec for using in professional video editing software such as FCP X, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. You can also choose other intermediate codecs that are offered by the ProRes Converter, like DVCPRO HD, HDV, Avid DNxHD, Apple Intermediate codec. Free download the trial, you’ll get excellent quality with super fast processing speed, and the new Mac OS X 10.9, Mavericks is supported.
How to convert video files to Apple ProRes?
Step 1: Import video files
Open the Apple ProRes Video Converter. Load your source video files by clicking “Add” button, then the files will be listed in the main interface, and you can play the videos with the built-in player.
Step 2: Export to ProRes
At the software bottom, there is a Format drop down menu where you can select any offered format for output. To edit video in Final Cut Pro, here we select Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov). Ten define the output folder to store the converted files for easy finding.
Step 3: Start conversion
Hit the Converter icon in the software lower right corner, it will start to convert your video files with fast speed. You can see the whole process when it is working.
When the conversion finishes, you can easily find the Apple ProRes files and then import them into FCP for editing. It’s very easy, download the demo now and try to convert video files for yourselves.