ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 is a Final Cut compatible format which developed by Apple Inc. The SD and HD lossy video compression format has features like full-width 1920×1080 and 1280×720, 4:2:2 chroma sampling, 10-bit sample depth, etc.
Installing Final Cut Pro will install the ProRes codecs for encoding your own files on OSX. A free codec for encoding is not currently available for Windows based system.
At the April 2010 NAB show, DVS Digital Video Inc. launched the first Windows 7 platform with the ability to encode to all the varieties of Apple ProRes at speeds far faster than real time on their Clipster product.
However many Mac users are troubled with how to convert Panasonic AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP as below.
Q1: Help with AVCHD deinterlacing?
I recently got an Panasonic AVCHD camcorder, which records in 1080 60i. I love the camera and have almost no issues with it. Except for the fact that I have not been able to properly deinterlace the footage. I am working on a mac and have converted the .MTS AVCHD files into Prores 422 which is easily editable in FCP 7. No matter what I have tried, including FCP compressor, the footage hasn’t come out right.
Q2: Is the Final Cut Pro’s Apple ProRes capable of doing film?
..been wondering, I always do the editing using Final Cut Pro. Normally, we shoot using RED camera. Sometimes Panasonic HVX100. My timeline settings would be Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). Export the to TGA sequence.. then bring it to the lab for kinescoping.
Luckily, a friend of mine recommended me a Panasonic MTS to ProRes Mac which he tried very great. I download the free trial and found it’s very easy to use, and can convert Panasonic GH2, TM900, GF2 AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes on Mac. Then I bought it without any hesitating. If you have the same problem with me, maybe you can try it. Learn the details about how to convert Panasonic MTS to ProRes! Hope to help you.