Who said that Apple would never open up ProRes 422 to the masses? That person is now a BIG FAT LIAR. HA! Apple ProRes Quicktime Decoder for Windows has dropped!
From Apple’s website:
The Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder software allows both Mac and Windows users to play Apple ProRes files through QuickTime. Apple ProRes is a visually lossless format that provides uncompressed HD quality at SD data rates.
It is an excellent choice for mastering and can easily be transcoded to distribution formats like H.264. With new support for playback on both Mac and Windows computers, Apple ProRes can also be used for review and approval of Final Cut Studio sequences.
And what does this mean? Wide distribution of Broadcast Quality HD & SD Quicktimes to users everywhere. No more excuses from engineers saying ProRes is Mac only so use DVCPRO HD instead. Bleh, I want full raster. And now you can have it on your pee-cee, too 🙂
proactively • walking around with a bunch of hats for people to eat • peter