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Convert to Prores for buttery smooth editing

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Martin Smith, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Martin Smith

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    Convert to Prores for buttery smooth editing (Windows)

     
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    Excuse my ignorance but what is Prores and how does it benefit us? Will be need a special program to edit it once it's in Prores?
     
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    Prores is an Apple code, normally only available on a Mac. With Prores you'll have an intermediate codec that Pro's use to edit with. Prores files are notorious for Smooth editing in a timeline, you may notice that files straight off the Phantom in .h264 format are jerky and difficult to scrub on the timeline within your editor. Prores FIles offer Very smooth editing ability. That was just one of the features in the Pack Of scripts for the encoder.
     
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    Prores Vs .h264 On a couple Video Editors Timelines.

     
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    Buttery Smooth 4K Editing too...
     
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    As far as a proRes codec to convert too, it doesn't really matter. You won't get any extra bit depth out of the conversion. In theory, if you were going into a broadcast chain, the HQ would survive multiple generations better, but given that the sources is 8bit 4:2;0, it's doubtful that there's much of a benefit to going with a higher bit codec.

    To convert videos to ProRes on Windows, just apply a ProRes converter for Windows. There are several converters out there. The one that I've used in by Brorsoft. they have a trial you can download to check it out. Workflow is pretty straight forward.
     
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    To make editing Smoother.... easier to scrub in the timeline...
     
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