Encoding videos in ProRes 422 HQ on Windows/PC


#1

Hi guys,
I’m quite desperate to find a solution to encode my videos to apple pro res. Some of you already have done this before, so you can guide me. It’s my first time when my client asked me to provide Apple ProRes video format, so…I have to do it.

Which is the cheapest solution available in this case?
Can I get a MAC and convert the videos on it?
Or, should I buy a software?

This is the codec I need: Apple ProRes 422 HQ

Thank you!


#2

Use After Effects or Premiere or Adobe Media Encoder, or any number of other video encoding, editing or production tools.


#3

You can’t export ProRes with Adobe Media Encoder on Windows.


#4

You need to have the ProRes codecs installed. They come with Quicktime, if I remember it right.


#5

I am almost 100% sure that the only way to have a video with the apple prores codec is to create it on a mac.


#6

I’ve found some articles online listings some steps to get this on windows but there were quite abstract and frankly I said, who cares about this codec.

sorry, didn’t saved the link and I’ve not actually tried, I’m not sure it works :expressionless:


#7

Try with
FFMPEG and
Another GUI.
Looks easy…


#8

Thank you guys for your time. so far, this is the best solution found on Windows. http://www.cinemartin.com

It’s a codec that is very popular these days, used by televisions. I’m gonna use a MAC anyway, after 5 hours of research.


#9

Oh sorry - I wasn’t aware the encoder’s not installed with the Windows version of QT.

Shame - it’s a really excellent codec.


#10
butlerm said

I am almost 100% sure that the only way to have a video with the apple prores codec is to create it on a mac.

No I did it in the past for a client. But I think there were problems with the audio so I did it on a mac in the end. But it shall be possible.


#11

Hi, you should check a software called “Episode” by Telestream - http://www.telestream.net/episode/features.htm

To me, its the best choice.

Regards,

Claudio


#12

Telestream is quite expensive.
Best solution is:

Using a MAC, after you have installed Apple ProRes codecs. This tutorial helped me a lot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSFIQSXJ4RE

Cheers to everyone.


#13

I mean “best solution” if you don’t want to buy a Mac


#14
Illusiongraphic said

Hi, you should check a software called “Episode” by Telestream - http://www.telestream.net/episode/features.htm

To me, its the best choice.

Regards,

Claudio

ProRes²

²Available on all Mac versions, and on Episode Engine for Windows on Windows Server 2008

who have windows server 2008?


#15

Video encoding is the task in which if you are using an unsuitable video encoding software then it can affect your entire video file. So it is necessary to apply perfect video encoding software for windows for encoding your videos.

For more info visit: Link Edited.


#16
tapydisuza said

Video encoding is the task in which if you are using an unsuitable video encoding software then it can affect your entire video file. So it is necessary to apply perfect video encoding software for windows for encoding your videos.

For more info visit: Link Edited.

Yeah, we kind of already know what video encoding is. Most of us do it every day. I removed your link tapydisuza, 'cos it looks more like random marketing of a piece of video software than answering the pertinent question in this thread.

If you address the OP’s question of whether the software in question can encode to Apple’s ProRes 422 codec, then you may re-post the link.


#17

The best solution is Miraizon DNxHD and ProRes Codec Components - its native to Adobe:
http://www.miraizon.com/products/codecsoverview.html


#18

Looks nice http://aescripts.com/aempeg/


#19
dorde said

Looks nice http://aescripts.com/aempeg/

Yap, I found this a few weeks ago. I didn’t try it yet, but it seems to do a great job. If someone does, I would like to know more details.


#20
dorde said

Looks nice http://aescripts.com/aempeg/

Looks like a waste of money to me. All it does is it opens up a ffmpeg window that performs a reencode. It does not allow you to render to prores, it only allows you to convert it to prores after the render.

I would say it saves you no time at all, as setting up that plugin takes as long as starting up ffmpeg (maybe with a GUI like AnotherGUI) and convert it on your own.

If you really need to have it inside AE, there is this free script that does pretty much the same:
http://www.dubon.fr/conversion-prores422/

But aempeg is imo not worth 40 bucks.