Windows ProRes encoding
Cineform is nice, but ProRes is still inescapable and necessary, sometimes specifically required as a deliverable. What would it take to get ProRes encoding on Windows?
I'm talking about real ProRes, not a reverse engineered ffmpeg/miraizon type.
Justin Taylor commented
Great work Adobe Team!!!
Kevin Monahan commented
Thank you Adobe engineering team!
trent happel commented
For some reason, the What's New and Bug Fix links did not post correctly. Here they are:
trent happel commented
ProRes encoding on Windows has been added to the Premiere Pro (and Media Encoder) 13.0.2 update that was posted last night.
Apple ProRes support: With the latest Adobe updates, export presets for Apple ProRes, including ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 formats are available within Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Media Encoder on both macOS and Windows 10.
More information on Premiere Pro 13.0.2 can be found at:
New features summary | Latest release of Premiere Pro CC
Bugs fixed in versions 13.x releases of Premiere Pro
FYI we fixed most issues in color shift on AfterCodecs ProRes in the latest version. We are continuing improving it, keep in tune for the coming months
What features of Premiere Pro are on MacOS but not on Windows ?
Johann, I just coded it, I need to test it, I hope to release this in the next version of AfterCodecs. Just to be clear : it will still be a .MOV file, but there will be N individual mono (or Stereo if you wish, this is already implemented !) tracks instead of one N multichannel track (that is not tagged with any channel layout, by tagged I mean 5.1 7.1 ambisonic etc..)
If you can add this feature, it could be great indeed!
Adding audio options to your plugin means that we could finally have something similar to the Premiere MacOs version.
Johann I think 10 separate mono tracks could be a feature for AfterCodecs
But when it comes to final output and mastering, if you have to render a ProRes with 10 separate mono channels (and not one channel with 10 tracks), can Fusion/Nuke/AE do it?
I don't think so, that's why we need those ProRes codecs in Premiere on Windows.
Right now the best solution is to consolidate your project on your Windows workstation and output it from a Mac...
Tristan Keller-finn commented
My office bought a mac just for pro res conversions :(
Minlian Naulak commented
Its hopeless. They couldn’t even fix their bugs
Our plugin AfterCodecs works pretty great : https://aescripts.com/aftercodecs/
Yes, it is reverse-engineered, but if you know its limitation everything is fine ! And you even have faster encoding.
- color shift for ProRes 422 when reimported into DaVinci Resolve, but no color shift with ProRes 4444 profiles (there's a new unofficial profile ProRes 4444 Light with the same bitrate as ProRes HQ but with 4:4:4 color sampling so even better quality around hard edges = vector graphics, text, high frequency, image details etc..)
- Alpha channel of ProRes 4444 : 8 bpc only re importable into 8bpc AE projects (Adobe has decoding bugs for 8 bit => 16 bit)
Yes Redcine X has legal prores encoding for Windows too. Resolve and Adobe need to get it done.
This is 100% possible, Fusion and Nuke both allow Legal ProRes encoding on Windows, Adobe products could do the same.
Just one more reason why I will never work under Apple tyranny any more.
Jim Simon commented
I'm sure many software vendors would jump at the chance for ProRes encoding on Windows if Apple ever made it legal.
Avinash Lobo commented
I'm pretty sure Apple holds the license for ProRes, so forget about it ever coming to Windows.