How to convert video to ProRes on Windows?
"I am running CS5.5 on an Acer Aspire U, Win 8. I understand that I cannot use the Apple ProRes codec as I am not on a Mac. However, I have a client who wants footage delivered as ProRes 422. What would people suggest as the best output option on a PC to provide the same quality? If I need to get a video converter, which one can encode my recordings to ProRes 422 codec?"
I recorded some HD videos via my Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The footages are ProRes 422 codec. The ProRes 422 video format is widely used in the world of audiovisual, but it was not possible to encode in this format using the Windows version of After Effects. How to import ProRes 422 video into After Effects?
Want to get ProRes 422 codec on Windows? Want to convert ProRes codec vdieo on Windows? You need a ProRes converter on Windows. This guide will do you a big favor. Below content will show you the simple steps on converting MXF, MTS, MOV and MP4 video to ProRes 422 codec on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, XP, Vista etc., and convert Apple ProRes codec video to common video format (MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV).
ProRes is a line of intermediate codecs, which means they are intended for use during video editing, and not for practical end-user viewing.
Apple ProRes 422 is a common video encoding format used for broadcast. This codec offers nearly all the benefits of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), but at 66 percent of the data rate for even better multistream, real-time editing performance. Until recently, Windows/PC users have struggled to encode in ProRes 422. Thanks to a program called Acrok HD Video Converter, made by a bunch of smart guys, this codec is not an issue anymore! We have prepared a video tutorial on how to encode your image sequences or videos in the ProRes 422 format. This Windows ProRes Converter is good at encoding videos to high quality film & broadcast HD formats up to 4K, fast processing capabilities are featured -multiple cpu cores for encode - among highest quality. For Mac user, you can convert any video to ProRes on Mac via Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac.
You can free download Windows ProRes Codec Converter and Mac ProRes Converter here.
Part 1: How to convert MTS/MXF/MOV/MP4 to ProRes 422 on Windows?
Import MXF/MTS/MP4/MOV videos
Run Acrok HD Video Converter as the top Windows Apple ProRes Converter. Import .mts, .mxf, .mov, .mp4 video into it.
Choose ProRes 422 MOV as output format
Click "Format" pull down list to select "Editing Software > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.
Tip: Before converting the MTS/MOV/MXF/MP4 to ProRes 422 codec video on Windows, you are allowed to personalize your videos by using the built-in diversified edit tools. You can merge several clips into a single video, or you can trim any parts of the video. You can click "Settings” to set the output video and audio parameter.
Convert video to ProRes on Windows
Click "Convert" button to transcode MXF/MTS/MP4/MOV video to ProRes 422 codec video on Windows.
Part 2: How to convert ProRes 422 video on Windows?
Run this Windows ProRes converter, load your ProRes 422 codec video into this video to ProRes converter. You can convert ProRes 422 codec video to any video foramt with above steps. For getting H.264 MP4 video, you can choose MP4 under "Common Video" and "HD Video" categories as output format. If you want to get MOV, MKV, AVI video, this Windows ProRes Converter provides all your needs.
Tip: For Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker and Premiere Pro users, Acrok Video Converter can help you transcode ProRes 422 video to MPEG-2, WMV3, H.264 etc., codecs on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, XP, Vista.