Apple ProRes RAW Beta is Now Available for Windows PCs

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Earlier this week, Apple made its popular Apple ProRes RAW available to those running Windows PCs. Version 1.0 Beta allows Windows users to playback ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ video files in the native Windows operating system.

Windows 10 Logo“This software enables playback of ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ video files in compatible applications on Windows systems.”

Compatible Windows Applications

  • Adobe After Effects (Beta)
  • Adobe Media Encoder (Beta)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (Beta)
  • Adobe Premiere Rush (Beta)

The new release is free to download but requires systems to be running the Windows 64-bit operating system.

Download ProRes RAW Beta for Windows from the Apple Website here

ProRes RAW Compatible Recording Devices & Video Cameras

Currently Atomos Recorders are the go to 3rd Party ProRes Raw recorders. There is lots of talk about ProRes RAW lately with recent announcements of support from Panasonic with the S1 and Nikon with the Z6 on top of the othe list of cameras that can output ProRes Raw to the Ninja V

Other Cameras supported for External ProRes RAW recording:

The DJI Zenmuse X7 for its high end Drones can record ProRes Raw internally.

About Apple ProRes RAWFrom the Apple support page

Apple ProRes RAW logoUse Apple ProRes RAW and Apple ProRes RAW HQ to bring the same performance, quality, and ease of use introduced by Apple ProRes to raw media.

The Apple ProRes codec family provides an unparalleled combination of real-time, multistream editing performance, and impressive image quality preservation. ProRes RAW is based on the same principles and underlying technology as existing Apple ProRes codecs, and is ideal for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content creation in Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor.

ProRes RAW brings the same great performance, quality, and ease of use to raw video that ProRes has brought to conventional video. When you store a clip in the ProRes RAW format rather than in a proprietary camera raw format, you get more control over the processing of the image, including demosaicing, linear-to-log conversions, and custom LUTs.

With ProRes RAW, you can import, edit, and grade video with RAW data straight from your camera sensor — without slowing down your edit. ProRes RAW also provides maximum flexibility for adjusting the look of your video while extending brightness and shadows.

You can render and export faster with ProRes RAW than you can with other raw formats—ProRes RAW is optimized for macOS and the latest Mac computers. And you can fit more footage on every card because ProRes RAW files are smaller than standard formats.