Summary: If you are looking for an application to convert large ProRes MOV files to AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG-2, etc. for different end uses, you may come to the right place. This post guides you through the process of compressing Apple ProRes QuickTime files to your required formats in detail.
User Question: “Hey, guys, I have some very large Apple ProRes 422 MOV files (about 100 GB for about 45 minutes of air time) and want to compress them to a lower resolution MPEG-2 or MP4 file, so that they can fit on a DVD-5. These ProRes QuickTime files were recorded at a live activity and the video person gave them to me with an external hard drive. Does anyone have any idea about this?”
You are probably in the same situation as mentioned above. Yes, sometimes people have the needs to compress Apple ProRes MOV files to AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG-2, etc. for burning a DVD, playing on computers or portable devices, uploading to YouTube or Vimeo, or something like this. All that and more require third party software to do format compression/conversion in advance. In our experience, the HD Video Converter is a smart choice to do so. It features great ability to transcode ProRes MOV files to AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG-2, etc. in good quality without audio and video out of sync issues.
How to shrink large ProRes MOV files to AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG-2, etc. with HD Video Converter?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Install and run HD Video Converter as an Apple ProRes Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import Apple proRes files to the program.
Step 2: Click on ‘Profile’ list to choose your desired MPEG-2, AVI, MP4, or WMV format as target format.
Step 3: Click on ‘Settings’ button to custom video and audio settings like video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, and audio channels.
Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start converting ProRes MOV files to AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG-2, etc. After the conversion, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated files with ease.
The DVD Creator software is able to help you create DVDs from a wide range of video files, including AVCHD, MTS, TR, TP, MOV, MP4, DVR-MS, WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV, M4V, etc.