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Apple ProRes is a family of video codecs used for storing and editing high definition video data in Apple's Final Cut Pro. Apple's official whitepaper lists the codec's key features as being:
Apple ProRes is a family of video codecs used for storing and editing high definition video data in Apple's Final Cut Pro. Apple's official whitepaper lists the codec's key features as being:


* intra-only codec
* intra-only codecs
* 4:2:2 / 4:4:4:4 source material
* 4:2:2 / 4:4:4:4 source material
* 10-bit (12-bit for ProRes 4444) sample depth
* 10-bit (12-bit for ProRes 4444) sample depth
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[[Category:Video Codecs]]
[[Category:Video Codecs]]
[[Category:Undiscovered Video Codecs]]
[[Category:Undiscovered Video Codecs]]
== Technical documentation on ProRes 422 Standard Definition / High Quality codec ==
ProRes 422 SD/HQ is the same codec operating on two different bitrates (flavours). Two different FOURCCs are used in order to indicate each flavour:
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" style="border-collapse: collapse; border-style: dashed; border-color: #2f6fab;"
|- bgcolor="#f0f0f0" |
! Flavour name !! FOURCC !! Bitrate
|-
| align="center" | Standard Definition (SD) || align="center" | 'apcn' || align="center" | 145 Mbps
|-
| align="center" | High Quality (HQ) || align="center" | 'apch' || align="center" | 220 Mbps
|}

Revision as of 13:37, 30 September 2010

ProRes Introduction

Apple ProRes is a family of video codecs used for storing and editing high definition video data in Apple's Final Cut Pro. Apple's official whitepaper lists the codec's key features as being:

  • intra-only codecs
  • 4:2:2 / 4:4:4:4 source material
  • 10-bit (12-bit for ProRes 4444) sample depth
  • variable bitrate

Technical documentation on ProRes 422 Standard Definition / High Quality codec

ProRes 422 SD/HQ is the same codec operating on two different bitrates (flavours). Two different FOURCCs are used in order to indicate each flavour:

Flavour name FOURCC Bitrate
Standard Definition (SD) 'apcn' 145 Mbps
High Quality (HQ) 'apch' 220 Mbps