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How to Convert H.264/MP4/MOV/MTS to ProRes 422


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After shooting a lot of MTS, M2TS, AVCHD, MP4 or MOV files with camcorders, you may want to edit them with Final Cut Pro, iMovie or Adobe Premiere. However, you may sometimes get "import error" message as Apple's video editing software don't recognize all popular media formats, but limited to QuickTime compatible formats, namely MOV, MP4, M4V encoded by Apple only.

Fortunately, Video Converter Ultimate which is also an Apple ProRes Converter supports converting your MP4, MTS, MXF, MOV, H.264 videos to Apple ProRes codec (ProRes 422 and 4444) for editing in FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer etc. With it, you can convert all popular media formats to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT) or and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) and then you are able to import then into Apple software without trouble.

Video Converter Ultimate – Convert Video to Apple ProRes 422

Free download the trial, you'll get ProRes 422 video with high quality. The new macOS 10.12 Sierra is supported.


Note: Both the Windows and Mac version of Video Converter Ultimate are available. Below, we take how to convert video to Apple ProRes 422 on Mac as an example.

Easily Convert Videos to Apple ProRes 422

Step 1. Add videos

Download and install ProRes Converter on your computer first.

Click the "+" icon at the left-bottom corner to add the videos you want to edit to the program. Or you can simply drag & drop those files to the program interface

Add Video Files

Step 2. Set output format as Apple ProRes

At the software bottom, you can select any offered format for output. We can go to "Editing" category can choose "ProRes" or "ProRes LT" as output format.

Tips: For editing purpose, this program also provides standard Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Adobe Premiere presets to ease your conversion.

Set output format as Apple ProRes 422

For Windows users, you can go to "Output Format" at right side and search "ProRes" directly. Then you will see all ProRes codec on the list. Choose the one you need.

Apple ProRes 422

Step 3. Start conversion

Hit the "Convert" icon in the software lower right corner. The program will start to convert your video files with fast speed. You can see the whole process when it is working.

Convert Video to Apple ProRes 422

Continue Reading: Apple ProRes Codec

ProRes is a kind of professional video codec developed by Apple in 2007. It is an intermediate codec just like Apple Intermediate Codec, not a delivery format, which means that it is optimized for use during video editing. The ProRes family include six members: Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 4444 and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ.

The key character traits that define the ProRes 422 family are support for:

  • 4:2:2 source material (as well as 4:2:1 and 4:2:0 source material if the chroma is upsampled to 4:2:2 prior to encoding)

  • any frame size (including SD, HD, 2K, 4K, and 5K) at full resolution

  • 10-bit sample depth

  • I-frame only and variable bit rate

Video Converter Ultimate can convert a wide variety of videos to ProRes 422 or 4444 like convert AVCHD to ProRes, convert MTS to ProRes, convert MXF to ProRes and convert MP4 to ProRes. Besides converting to ProRes, this ProRes Converter also can convert ProRes to other video or audio formats. Why not download and have a try?


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