If your getting ProRes files created by your RED, or your Atmos, or your Arri and your client specifies a ProRes delivery, it would certainly make some PC users who cannot do this directly. That’s the main reason why you sometimes need to transcode ProRes to H.264 encoded files. Learn how to re-encode ProRes to H.264 in an easy way.
Any other good option to transcode ProRes 422 to H.264?
“I recently finished an edit in Final Cut using ProRes 422 on my timeline for quicker edits. I exported as Apple ProRes 422 but file size is to large, imported the file into compressor to convert it to H.264 6000 kbps and the estimated finishing time is longer than one day. What am I doing wrong? Is there another way to do this? The project is a about 50 mins and is 12 GB before putting it into Compressor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.”
Need to convert ProRes to H.264 on a PC, which program do you recommend?
“Needed to transcode ProRes files to H.264 for one of my clients. I tried Handbrake and it tried, but the pans became quite jerky. Is there a tool that does a better job of converting Apple ProRes format to H.264 on a PC? Or is there some setting in Handbrake that might fix the jerky pans? I tried a quality setting of 12, which still created a large file at 43 Mbps, but still jerky pans. Any suggestions?”
Nowadays, shooting footage directly in ProRes codec has been a popular feature on professional cameras. Plus, users can also export a project as ProRes in NLEs like Final Cut Pro X. If you are looking for a solution to convert Apple ProRes video into H.264 format, you may try out HD Video Converter. It runs on Windows and Mac, doing a good job in re-encoding ProRes media to H.264 compressed MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, TS, and FLV files with up to 4K resolution.
How to encode ProRes 422 to H.264 encoded MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, TS, FLV?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best ProRes to H.264 converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
Step 2: Select H.264 encoded format as output format
This app can encode ProRes media to H.264 compressed MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, TS, and FLV files with up to 4K resolution. You can select your required file type as target. For instance, to convert ProRes to H.264 MP4, you can
choose ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as target format under ‘HD Video’ column.
If your source media is 4K and your computer is powerful enough to handle 4K H.264 files, you can choose a 4K H.264 format as target. For example, to convert ProRes to 4K H.264 MP4, simply select “4K Video” > “4K H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)” as output format.
1. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge into one file’ option, you can combine the selected video clips into a single file.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start transcoding ProRes files to H.264
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated H.264 files with very good quality. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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