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  • Thu, Jan 10 2019 5:34 AM

    • Twosheds
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    MC 2018.12 ProRes export problems

    I have just done a clean install of MacOSX 10.14.2 Mojave onto a 2015 27" iMac. I installed Avid Media Composer 2018.12 and during testing found I was unable to export an Apple ProRes Quicktime.

    Previously we did have Apple Compressor, DVD Studio Pro installed which meant the Apple Pro quicktime components were installed.

    Do I need to install the old software or should I be able to export a ProRes Quicktime directly from MC2018.12

     

    thanks

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  • Thu, Jan 10 2019 9:33 AM In reply to

    • Cutyes
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    Re: MC 2018.12 ProRes export problems

    If you don't mind to install Compressor then that will bring back the codec(s). I think DVD Studio does too, but I haven't installed that software in a long time. When you own at least one of the pro apps - as you do - there are other ways to install the codecs only, without installing one of the apps. (For example google "install prores without proapps")

    There might be better answers though. I always install Compressor on any new setup, not (only) for the codecs but rather for its actual purpose. So I never went into that question any further.

  • Thu, Jan 10 2019 1:42 PM In reply to

    • CinéMatica
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    Re: MC 2018.12 ProRes export problems

    Hi Twosheds,

    No, you do not have to install the old software.

    Yes, there is a way to do this without installing the old NLE's. Take a look at the link below!

    Installing the Apple Pro Video formats without Final Cut Pro or ProApps

    Enjoy!

    Friendly greetings,

    Ivan

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  • Thu, Jan 10 2019 3:05 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 2018.12 ProRes export problems

    FYI - I think this technically violates Apple EULA. You need a licensed ProApp in your computer to officially activate ProRes encode.

    A better non-EULA-violating workflow is to do a mixdown in Avid and export as Same As Source.

     

     

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  • Thu, Jan 10 2019 5:11 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 2018.12 ProRes export problems

    Without the ProRes codec installed, it will not be an option as a Custom QuickTime export. But as Dom says, you can do the mixdown and export Same as Source.

    You should be able to open ProRes movies in QuickTime X.

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  • Thu, Jan 10 2019 7:06 PM In reply to

    • janusz
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    Re: MC 2018.12 ProRes export problems

    Another factor (undocumented as far as I am aware, but confirmed by tests I performed a few years ago) is that the use of a Custom... QT export (i.e. by configuring the Quicktime-provided dialog box that appears) is *always* an 8-bit export regardless of the source codec or the chosen destination codec.  I doubt this has changed since I performed these tests.

    As a result, with sequences relinked to 10 bit AMA sources, or sequences containing 175X/185X/220X media, a mixdown to Prores followed by a same-as-source export gives a higher quality result (the native Avid codecs are used, and Quicktime is not involved).  Furthermore, the colorimetry can be more accurate - the levels options do not influence a SAS Prores export (they modify metadata on DNx exports that affect the decode levels with the quicktime codec).  I always recommend this workflow, and avoid Custom...  in nearly all cases.

    Janusz

     

     

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  • Fri, Jan 11 2019 12:04 AM In reply to

    • Twosheds
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    Re: MC 2018.12 ProRes export problems

    Yeah, I thought so. I think I'll just install Apple Compressor and then delete the actual Compressor app. We have Adobe Encoder as well.

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