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Phil BroughApple prores 422 on PC
by on Jan 22, 2010 at 2:50:13 am

Hi there I am using footage in After Effects on my PC output from Final cut pro. The footage has been output using prores 422 HQ and it works fine on my PC in After Effects but I was wondering if there is a way to install a prores codec on a PC so I can output movies from After Effects using the prores codec. Thanks


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Walter SoykaRe: Apple prores 422 on PC
by on Jan 22, 2010 at 2:48:29 pm

[Phil Brough] "I was wondering if there is a way to install a prores codec on a PC so I can output movies from After Effects using the prores codec."

There is only a ProRes decoder available for Windows -- no encoder. You must encode ProRes on Macs.

Avid's DNxHD is a comparable cross-platform alternative to ProRes 422. I don't believe there's anything similar to ProRes 4444.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Apple prores 422 on PC
by on Jan 22, 2010 at 3:50:40 pm

[Walter Soyka] "I don't believe there's anything similar to ProRes 4444. "

That's correct: this codec is available only cn machines with Final Cut Suite 3 installed, which shoots down Windows boxes pretty effectively.

But Any computer equipped with QT Pro 7.x has both The animation and the PNG codecs, both of which support alpha channels, and both of which can be read on Macs.

It's a Right Royal Pain for us users that Apple and Microsoft won't just decide to play nice with each other.

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Walter SoykaRe: Apple prores 422 on PC
by on Jan 22, 2010 at 4:48:07 pm

[Dave LaRonde] "Any computer equipped with QT Pro 7.x has both The animation and the PNG codecs, both of which support alpha channels, and both of which can be read on Macs.

It's a Right Royal Pain for us users that Apple and Microsoft won't just decide to play nice with each other."


Hear, hear!

I also frequently use image sequences. TIFF, Targa, and PNG sequences all support transparency, they are about as cross-platform as you get, and they don't require Quicktime to use.

As a side benefit, you can restart failed image sequences renders where they leave off.

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Geets RomoRe: Apple prores 422 on PC Animation - Losses?
by on Mar 19, 2010 at 2:04:02 am

Sorry to get in on this late - I was wondering if you know what the loss would be like if I render out R3D with the Animation codec from AE to FC for color correction and do the final render there with ProRes4444?

Thanks

Geets


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Walter SoykaRe: Apple prores 422 on PC Animation - Losses?
by on Mar 19, 2010 at 12:38:11 pm

[Geets Romo] "I was wondering if you know what the loss would be like if I render out R3D with the Animation codec from AE to FC for color correction and do the final render there with ProRes4444?"

The animation codec is 8-bit only.

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Geets RomoRe: Apple prores 422 on PC Animation - Losses?
by on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:50:47 pm

Thanks!

Got any suggestions for a top codec to rendering out of AE with?



Thanks

Geets


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Dave LaRondeRe: Apple prores 422 on PC Animation - Losses?
by on Mar 19, 2010 at 7:21:38 pm

http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/202/885334

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John MeyersRe: Apple prores 422 on PC Animation - Losses?
by on Sep 8, 2013 at 6:19:42 am

Avid DNxHD for Quicktime formats are the only ones that work for me cross-platform without loss like JPG. They are free to use on the PC and work with greater than 8-bit. PNG series are also effective, but clearly less managable based on the number of files.


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