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Tip #758: AME: New ProRes Encode Presets

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

The new ProRes encoding settings in AME for QuickTime and MXF OP1a.

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The May, 2020, update to Adobe Media Encoder now includes twelve new ProRes compression presets for both Windows and Mac versions. Presets are located in the Broadcast category and include:

  • Apple ProRes Proxy
  • Apple ProRes LT
  • Apple ProRes 422
  • Apple ProRes 422 HQ
  • Apple ProRes 4444 (with and without an alpha channel)

The only format missing is ProRes 4444 XQ, which is a high-end origination format, so it isn’t surprising that AME doesn’t include it.

NOTE: ProRes RAW can only be recorded by a camera, it isn’t a delivery format.

The settings support two wrapper formats:

  • QuickTime
  • MXF OP1a

By default, each setting matches the frame size and frame rate of the source media, though this can be modified when the preset is applied.


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