3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 8:05 PM by Inscapes
Inscapes Level 1 (0 points)

hi folks,


I have an older version of FCP (5.1.4) and the current version of FCE, neither of which

seems to support Apple ProRes 422.


My workflow these days requires use of PR422 as final output for edited video.


I'm not interested in FCP X, I can't afford the re-born FCP 7 at this stage, so I'm looking for possible work-arounds or 'loopholes' - as it were - in the codec labyrinth. Please forgive the missing pieces in my knowledge about the process.


Question is this: would there be any use purchasing Compressor 4 and downloading the Quicktime Codec package that includes PR422, in terms of having an app that can "transcode" my output from Apple AIC to Prores 422?  Since neither of my apps can (apparently) work with PR422, I would need some sort of intermediate step to render my output in that format.


THANKS for any input on this rather convoluted issue.

Final Cut Express HD, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • Alchroma Level 6 (18,265 points)

    No way way to de Prores to FCE legally.

    FCPro 6 or 7 will do the job.

    Now that FCP X is the new player used apps on the former are really keenly priced.




  • Russ H Level 7 (20,285 points)

    As Al says, those editors aren't designed to work with PR.


    If all you need is to deliver in PR, then purchasing Comressor (or Motion) will give you access to PR and a few other codecs – to which you could transcode as need be.



  • Inscapes Level 1 (0 points)



    You simply unpack the PRORES CODEC PACKAGE with a free 'unpacking' utility, drop the codecs in the QUICKTIME  LIBRARY, and *presto*, they're available for both FCE and my older FCP.


    Extremely simple.  And yes, I can render in all versions of 4:2:2 with both of these "non-certifed 422" programs.


    Now, is there anything "illegal" or "immoral" about this ... (besides the fact that this information is well-hidden) ...?