Is there a way to get the ProRes codec on a Windows PC? If for any reason you need ProRes codec on Windows, you may wish to read this post. It explains a workaround to create ProRes codec for a Windows based computer.
Where can I download ProRes codec for Windows?
“Hi wise people, is it possible to install Apple ProRes codec on my Windows PC? I just switched from a MacBook Pro to a Dell Windows computer and I’m trying to find a way to do this. Unfortunately, I can’t see an option to download. Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance.”
As a matter of fact, Apple does not support the creation of Apple ProRes files on a Windows PC. If you persist in doing this, a few companies have tried to reverse-engineer the codec and offer a method of doing it. That means, it is possible to re-encode your on-hand videos to Apple ProRes via using such a converter app. Check a step by step instruction on how to generate ProRes codec on a Windows machine.
How to create ProRes codec for Windows?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
To transcode videos to ProRes on Windows, follow these steps:
Step 1: Import source files into this program
Launch HD Video Converter for Windows and click “Add File” to load your Premiere output into this program.
Step 2: Select ProRes as target format
Click “Profile” to select a ProRes codec as output format under “General Video” catalogue. (See the screenshot above)
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Step 3: Start file conversion
Click “Convert” to start videos to ProRes conversion on a Windows PC.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated ProRes .mov files on your Windows machine. Hope it helps solve your problem.