You may get a lot of mts, m2ts, avchd, mp4 or mov files shot by camcoders or ripped from DVDs. When editing these videos with iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere in Mac, you'll often run into troubles like import error, poor color or quality. Actually, such highly compressed formats by no means the ideal formats for editing purpose. Instead, raw clips like Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) perform much better. Thus, it's not optional but a must to decode your video files to ProRes format if you want to achieve the best results.
However, for file distribution or sharing, ProRes is not an appropriate format due to big file size and less supported playback (only QuickTime and VLC currently). So, a solid and efficient ProRes converter is needed if this is your case.
To perform ProRes conversion seamlessly with ease, we at Wondershare naturally recommends this ProRes Converter: Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. With it, you can easily transfer all popular formats like MP4, H.264, MOV, MTS, avchd, VOB, MPG, etc. to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 or vice versa in Mac with a few clicks. Below is the step by step guide.
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1Add videos to the ProRes Converter
Click "+" to natigate your folder and add the video files you want to convert. ProRes Converter also support drag-n-drop & batch mode.
2 Choose ProRes as the output format
Click the double up-arrow at the bottom of this program's pane, and then choose your wanted output format from the pop-up list.
For editing purpose, this program also provides standard Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Adobe Premiere presets to ease your conversion. But here to ensure the best editing results, it's better to choose professional native ProRes codecs. Given the source, ProRes Standard or ProRes LT are the appropriate choices. If it's film based source media, you can choose ProRes HD.
3Start ProRes conversion
Now, just hit the Convert button on the bottom right of the program window, and let ProRes Converter take care of the rest.
When all conversions finished, just click "Open Output" in the pop-up window to find the converted files. Now you may go ahead to show your creativeness on editing them with Final Cut Pro at ease.
Once it’s done, the command prompt should disappear. Check the output path you specified (default is the same folder the original image sequence/video is in).
Tips for ProRes conversion:
1. Before conversion, you can also change the output filename or output path if you wish.
2. The Apple ProRes converter is the all-in-one toolkit: download online videos, trim, crop, rotate, merge video clips, and burn video to DVD. To explore more details, please refer to the User Guide.
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