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SPACE MAN
PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:46:19 am

SPACEMAN has prores codec on his PC,
however in AFX (or Premier) has no export option for prores.
Is SPACEMAN missing something simple?


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:51:48 am

ProRes on the PC is read-only.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 5:21:19 pm

Export to uncompressed and then run it through FFMPEG or FFMBC (both commandline video encoders). It's the only way to encode ProRes on a PC besides Telestream's more expensive professional options.

Angelo Lorenzo
Fallen Empire - Digital Production Services


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Dave LaRonde
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 6:03:23 pm

[SPACE MAN] "Is SPACEMAN missing something simple?"

Yup: except for machines with Final Cut Pro installed on them, ProRes 422 is a read-only codec.

But wait! There is a very good cross-platform read-write codec with the same virtues of excellent image quality and reasonable file size, one of its flavors supports alpha channels... and it's free! It's Avid's DNxHD codec, downloadable from the Avid Web Site for both Mac and Win.

Enjoy.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 6:14:44 pm

Dave, Angelo's right in that Telestream's Episode does provide ProRes output on the PC. The downside is that there is no direct link between AE/PPro and Episode. So there will be an interim CODEC used when rendering out from AE/PPro/AME.

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Dave LaRonde
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 6:33:59 pm

Yeah, I spaced out Telestream. Sorry, Spaceman.

But I still like the sound of "same excellent image quality", "same reasonable file size", "supports alpha channels" and "free" when you say them all together. If you don't already have a Telestream product, DNxHD is a darned good option.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 8:30:41 pm

I agree, as an alternate DNxHD is an awesome codec to use... it's always just convincing the editor to use it. Then Final Cut 7 doesn't exactly like mixing ProRes and DNxHD in one timeline, at least without wanting to render one or the other.

Angelo Lorenzo
Fallen Empire - Digital Production Services


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Walter Soyka
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 6:59:16 pm

[Roland R. Kahlenberg] "Dave, Angelo's right in that Telestream's Episode does provide ProRes output on the PC."

Some clarification:

Episode does not encode ProRes on PC.

Episode Engine on Windows Server 2008 does -- but that's more expensive than buying a Mac for nothing but ProRes encodes.

FFMPEG aside, there is no PC desktop ProRes encode solution.

Walter Soyka
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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 12, 2012 at 7:27:17 pm

Thanks for clearing that up Walter. I checked my copy of Episode and saw the ProRes encoder. It is only when submitting a render, which I had not done earlier, that the warning on ProRes support shows up.

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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SPACE MAN
Re: PRORES codec PC
on Jun 13, 2012 at 9:01:31 am

WOW.
SPACEMAN is very grateful for everyone's contributions and assistance.

SPACEMAN needs spaceship parts, not expressions...


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