Expanded ProRes in Final Cut Pro 7

Whether you’re cutting dailies in the field or finishing at cinema quality in the studio, an expanded ProRes family—including three new versions—lets you work quickly and creatively with surprisingly efficient file sizes.

Three new versions of the Apple ProRes codec join ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 (HQ), which have gained wide acceptance in the professional marketplace by offering the quality of HD at SD file sizes. These additions to the ProRes family expand the range of workflows that can take advantage of the codec.

The new ProRes versions include:

  • ProRes 422 (Proxy). For craft editing or offline editing on a MacBook or MacBook Pro.
  • ProRes 422 (LT). For projects such as news, sports, and multicam events that require reduced file sizes at broadcast quality.
  • ProRes 4444. For compositing and digital workflows that require the highest-possible image fidelity.

All five versions of the ProRes codec share the same fundamental attributes. ProRes uses variable bit rate (VBR) encoding to minimize file sizes for storage efficiency. It also optimizes decoding to offer multistream, real-time editing performance and preserves the original frame width of SD, HD, and 2K source video, so you won’t have to reposition or resize graphics in a finishing workflow.



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