Once you’ve finished editing your video project, Premiere Pro allows you to easily export your sequence in the format best suited for your needs. Prores is a popular post-production format that allow editors to maximize performance and quality. Even though the codec was designed to be used as an editing format (not a delivery format), many clients and film festivals have adapted it as a playback codec. The following part will show you how to directly export Prores from Premiere Pro CC.
Detailed steps to save Prores from Premiere Pro CC
Step 1. Import the Video to Premiere Pro CC
Start the Premiere Pro CC, then choose File > Import. If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, press Command+I to open the standard Import dialog.
Step 2. Set A New Sequence Project.
There are 2 ways to set a Sequence Project, you can click “File” to choose “New”, the choose the “Sequence”, or you can click the red mark, which is the direct sequence icon,click it and enter the sequence window.
Step 3. Set the Editing Mode.
When you open the New Sequence, the go to the”Setting” and choose the “Editing Mode”, at the list, choose the”Custom” which you can set other parameters by yourself.
Step 4. Set The Preview File Format.
After the Editing Mode is done, choose the “Preview File Format”, at the drop-down list, choose the”Quick Time”
Step 5. Set ProRes Codec
Under the Preview File Format, it’s the Codec choice, click it and you can see many options of ProRes, such as: Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy), etc. Choose one you want.
Step 6. Export ProRes from Premiere Pro CC
Go to File>Export>Media. You could also press the shortcut key “control M” on PC or “command M” on Mac.
The Prores settings for Premiere Pro CC may seems difficult to understand for some beginners, in addition, you may only get the chance to export Prores from Premiere Pro CC with those file types that Premiere Pro CC native support. If you try to export Prores from commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc or other digital file types that Premiere Pro CC doesn’t support, above listed method may be not workable.
Best tool to export Prores from Premiere Pro CC
If you are looking for a powerful program to fast export Prores from all different media types, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can be your best choice. The program has full importing support for commercial 2D/3D Blu-ray disc/BDMV folder/ISO image file, DVD disc, Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO image file and also 4K/2K/HD/SD digital video in virtually any file formats.
The biggest merits of this program lies in that it allows you to export Prores in various different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores LT. You can flexibly make a suitable choice according to your editing requirements and computer power condition.
– If your computer is old or slow, you just want to do some rough editing, then you can select to output “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)” format to save more space and bandwidth.
– If your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)” for better performance.
To get better output file quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, frame rate, bit rate or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels, etc in the profile settings window.
Edit Prores with built-in editing tools
Apart from produce Prores codec, you can also use this application to do some simple editing task with the Prores files. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts in the beginning or end, crop video to remove the unwanted black edges or unwanted size area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply some special rendering effect such as gray, flip color, aged film, etc, change video picture effect such as brightness, contrast, saturation or insert external subtitle to video, etc.
For your great convenience, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform. For Windows users, you can switch to download the Windows version – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to export Prores on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
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Step by Step to Export Prores in Different File Type with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac
Step 1: Load video files or Blu-ray/DVD disc into the application.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source video files into the program. For loading Blu-ray or DVD disc, Insert your Blu-ray or DVD disc into your computer’s optical drive, hit “File” > “Load from disc” option.
Step 2: Set output file format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired Prores format under “Final Cut Pro” main category.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc to get better output video and audio quality.
Step 4: Edit Prores files.
Select an item first to activate the Edit menu. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, change video picture effect or insert external subtitle, etc.
Step 5: Begin the final conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the Apple Prores creating process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can get your desired Prores format for high quality and high performance with various NLE software such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer or Lightworks, etc or for playback with best quality.