It’s almost surreal that this option is finally here after years of countless requests and rigorous debates on the topic. Adobe just announced that Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Media Encoder CC now support the creation of Apple ProRes files on the Windows platform, making the export process faster and easier than ever.
The updates are already available via the Creative Cloud desktop application for all content creators who want to take advantage of the new implementation right away.
The company has worked closely with Apple to streamline the workflow, offering editors who use this popular codec the ability to export directly on Windows machines. Beyond any doubt, this is a huge step for Adobe considering the fact that it eliminates the necessity to switch to MacOS every time when you want to render your final edit thus streamlining video production and simplifying final output, including server-based remote rendering with Adobe Media Encoder.
When we take into account the multitude of creative professionals around the world who use Windows workstations for video editing and color grading on a daily basis, it’s safe to assume that this announcement will have a huge impact in the global creative community and professional post-production world, not to mention the fact that it’s one of the most essential upgrades Creative Could video pro apps have ever received.
What’s new in Premiere Pro CC 13.0.2
Apple ProRes support: With the latest Adobe updates, export presets for Apple ProRes, including ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 formats are available within Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Media Encoder on both macOS and Windows 10.
HEIF files, recorded on iOS devices can be imported into Premiere Pro and Media Encoder on macOS and Windows. This feature requires macOS 10.13, or higher, and Windows 10 (version 1809 or higher).
Faster decoding forCanon Cinema RAW Light footage provides improved playback on multicore Windows 10 machines.
Support for ProRes HDR footage allows for accurate import of Rec2020 and PQ/HLG color information from HDR media in ProRes containers.
With the latest Adobe updates, ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 export is available within Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Media Encoder on macOS and Windows 10. This new update also allows users to import ProRes HDR footage with Rec2020 and PQ/HLG color information from HDR media in ProRes containers.
So, whether you plan to use ProRes for acquisition, production, delivery, or archive on your Windows machine without any unauthorized codec implementations and hacks, the latest Adobe updates have got you covered. To learn more, head over to Adobe’s official website.