Gents, I know little about ProRes, other than it is loved by the MAC. Well, I don't have a MAC. I have a PC. But can I use ProRes 4:2:2 HQ QT in editing on a PC?
Here is the deal, I am shooting a wedding in April and the company I want to use for the 8mm scans can provide ProRes 4:2:2 HQ QT or High Def. Blackmagic 8 bit. Blackmagic is HUGE so thats out. But ProRes/ Can Premiere Pro handle it?
Half the footage will be High Definition from a DSLR camera so using that, plus ProRes would obviously be a mix and mixing is not ideal.
Forgive me for asking. I have researched this, but am unclear and would appreciate some assistance.
Yes, you can only playback Prores on PC.
You can edit Prores HQ or Prores422 or Prores LT in Premiere (assuming a suitably empowered system.)
HQ is probably excessive for your needs.
422 is more than adequate
and LT would do the job fine.
They are just different datarates.
lasvideo is telling you that you can not encode to Prores from a PC but thats not an issue in your case.
FWIW : It is actually possible to export Prores from a Windows PC. ( another story)
Just to confirm what shooternz and lasvideo have already told you:
I use ProRes 422 footage in Premiere Pro on Windows 7 almost every day. But I have to output to a different format, since Apple doesn't provide an encoder for Windows.
Yes, edit in ProRes. You can mix ProRes footage with your DSLR footage (ideally the same frame size and frame rate) on the timeline. Output to the export codec of your choice for output (H.264, MPEG-2, etc.) when you're done.
I just found this question, so to be clear is it Premiere 6 or will 5.5 play ProRes? And are there any plugin from apple required?
I edit on Premiere 5.5 now on Win 7. I plan on upgrading to 6 soon.
Also a related question, should I be able to output a .MOV file in HD? I only see SD Quicktime.
YES, you can edit ProRes clips in CS5.5 and CS6 on the PC. If QuickTime (free) is installed, you have the codec for playback. There was a hitch I believe with CS5.5 that IF the ProRes clip had 4-channel audio, it did not work, but then it was fixed with a later update from Adobe. CS6 is trouble free. Note that you cannot export to ProRes (there is a third-party freeware hack method, but nothing from Adobe).
I never export to QuickTime, so cannot answer your question on that. I would ask why you need .mov - are you sharing a file with a Mac editor or something? Otherwise there are plenty of other codecs I would use.
On Windows you can read Prores files via Quicktime decoder but can't write them because there is no encoder in Quicktime.
Only a few programs can write Prores on Windows - they bring their own encoder with them. (ffmpeg or some Premiere Plugins for example)
For sure you can export Quicktime Video in SD, HD and whatever resolution the QT codecs support.
Quicktime DNXHD would be a good choice to exchange material in mastering quality between Mac & Win and across all programms supporting Quicktime.
Thanks for the answer, I have an upcoming project that will be delivered to me in ProRes I have never tried to edit in ProRes before. I have received .Mov files that I could not open that were an HD format but I didn't know if it was ProRes or some other .mov that only an apple could open. I will up grade to 6 before I start this new project.
My question about output in .mov HD was because I had a problem last week I had received some .mov files from England, not in PAL, that played fine and they were HD. I needed to send the edited version to an editor working in MAC FC and I wanted to send .MOV hd but I could not find a Quicktime HD in the preset for Quicktime. I gave it to them in MP4 HD and all seems to be fine.
I have Quicktime 7 pro on my computer does that interface with premiere?
Any suggestions of plugin I should get for the upgrade?