Those of you who have always wanted to test out ProRes RAW format on a Windows machine can finally do so while skipping the tedious transcoding process of the captured media.
Earlier today, Apple has released a beta version of ProRes RAW for Windows that allows users to playback ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ video files on workstations running Windows 10 (64-bit). Currently, the latter is the only Windows version that provides this long-anticipated support.
Back in September at IBC 2019, Adobe has confirmed that ProRes RAW will be officially supported by Premiere Pro CC thus turning into a big announcement for video editors and content creators who initially have needed to switch between different NLEs to be able to work with the format. At the time, though, it wasn’t clear whether ProRes RAW will be supported on both Mac and Windows.
Despite the fact that the newly implemented functionality is still in beta, Windows users can take advantage of the feature right away using Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Media Encoder, or Adobe Premiere Rush.
Other video editing applications such as DaVinici Resolve and Vegas are still not supported, but hopefully, this is about the change once ProRes RAW for Windows is out of beta. You can download the software via Apple’s Support page.