Apple releases standalone ProRes codecs

Apparently not content letting DNxHD eat the whole cross-platform near-uncompressed HD-interchange pie (what a delicious pie), Apple has released standalone copies of the ProRes codecs for both Mac and Windows. These are available as a free download, which will allow any Quicktime-supporting application to playback prores files.

This is a major step towards what would be the ideal solution – a codec pack, which many of us would happily pay for, which would provide codec parity between mac and windows, without having to purchase Final Cut Studio.

One thought on “Apple releases standalone ProRes codecs

  1. standalone ProRes codecs for encoding ?
    Is there a way to purchase a standalone codec to encode to proRes HQ on a windows platform?
    is there a good application on windows os to encode to prores ?

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