Video creators that work with Apple's Mac products are probably already familiar with ProRes, the company's family of video codecs, which aim to combine editing performance and image quality. Recently, Apple introduced ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ, more advanced version of the codecs meant for the creation of HDR content in software like Apple's own Final Cut Pro.
As far as I am aware, ProRes is the editable codec designed by Apple mainly for editing in Final Cut Pro (X) application, and it is usually contained within the QuickTime 'mov' container file. Accordingly, the train of thought is clear, that is, you'll have to convert the MKV videos to Apple ProRes.mov files firstly and then take the MOV files.
If you're a fan of the codec, you're probably working with Mac devices anyway, but if you happen to be using Windows, you can now use the codecs on that platform too. Apple has released the ProRes RAW codecs for Windows in beta form, enabling these files to be handled by certain apps.
Apple Prores Codec For Premiere
Specifically, compatible apps right now include Adobe's suite of creative apps - After Effects, Media Encoder, Premiere Pro, and Premiere Rush. You'll need to be using the beta versions of these apps in order for the codecs to work, too.
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- What Codecs Are Currently In Apple’s Pro Video Formats Package v2.1. The Pro Video Formats package V2.1 released in January 2019 provides support for the following codecs that are used in professional video workflows:. Apple ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ. Apple Intermediate Codec. AVC-Intra 50 / 100 / 200 / 4:4:4 / LT. AVC-LongG.
- Transcode any MP4 to ProRes codec on Mac With it, you can do batch conversion from 8K, 6K, 4K, 2K, 1080P MP4 to ProRes codec without quality loss for smooth importing and editing in Final Cut Pro X. Convert XAVC S, H.264/AVC, XVID, MPEG-4, MJPEG, H.263, DIVX, HEVC/H.265 to ProRes 422 and ProRes.
If you're interested, you can download the ProRes RAW codecs for Windows here. Keep in mind that only the 64-bit version of Windows 10 is supported, and you can't use it with previous versions of Windows. If you're not yet familiar with ProRes RAW, you can learn more here.
Apple Prores Codec For After Effects Windows
I've just found a way to sort this problem out that gets around this install 'problem':
In order to get these to show and also to have access to all the other georgeous 422 codecs and other goodies, download the new QT codec pack: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1396
Then use the little app UNPKG ( http://www.timdoug.com/unpkg/ ) to unpack the contents by simply dragging the downloaded PKG codec pack onto the app window. This then unpacks on the desktop. Inside navigate the folders until you get to the QT .component files.
Next, drag these into your Library/Quicktime/ folder and then you'll have the LT codecs ( and many others) to use in FCP 6 and all other apps like Streamclip, QT Pro etc. (I would recommend renaming the existing ones in case of problems of course)
I've done a test with it and it works like a charm on my Mac Pro running 10.6.7 and FCP 6.0.6. I'm not able to create an LT sequence but if you create a new one and then drag the material on with the prompt enabled to match settings it will make an LT sequence. I was also able to render out a 422 LT clip from QT Pro and Streamclip to use in the project. All the correct 422 labels also show in the codec lists in all encoding apps.
If you try and install the QT pack on anything not FCP X it will give you an error but this manual installation gets around the Apple Police and their insistence you buy everything new the minute it comes out! You can keep FCP 7 and X, I'm quite happy with 6!