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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder!

Apple Pro-Res is a great format for editing, but it use to have the disadvantage of not being readable on a Mac that doesn't have Final Cut installed. When I needed the video files to be reviewed by someone who doesn't have Final Cut before the final editing, I had to convert the videos to something like H.264 and that took a long time (even on my Quad!). Apple solved everything in August with the release of Apple ProRes QuickTimes Decoder. It is a plugin for both the PC and the Mac version of QuickTime and it lets computers without Final Cut play videos encoded with ProRes. Apple doesn't publish system requirements, but playing HD video requires a powerful computer (dual core or better). More info and download link here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

Is there any benefit for a general user to install this? I do watch HD content, but am not often editing in HD.

Cheers

September 18, 2008 at 3:11 AM  
Blogger DMH said...

Two days ago, on the "Importing music from CDs in iTunes" posting, I asked if there was a way to contact Apple with comments or suggestions. A belated but very sincere thank you to Mark for the apple.com/feedback link. Don't know if you will ever get to see this, Mark, but I greatly appreciate your help.

September 18, 2008 at 9:15 AM  

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