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Transcoding ProRes 4444 to ProRes 422 Least Qaulity Loss


ProRes in 5 versions-Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (See Types of Apple ProRes Codecs) has gained in popularity as an intermediate codec. ProRes 4444 is the absolute "best" in terms of quality. However, with ProRes 4444 codec, your file sizes can be quite large, not as large as fully uncompressed HD, but still pretty darn big. Using ProRes 4444 in your project probably means you'd need to render every shot. For our goal of maintaining maximum image quality while providing the relatively smaller file size, we will want to transcode ProRes 4444 to ProRes 422 LT- ProRes 422 LT can handle just slightly more data than we are generating thus making it a great fit for our use. Below is how to.

The tool we are applying is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. As the best Apple ProRes decoder, it supports all types of Apple ProRes codecs like ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), and ProRes 422 (Proxy). With it, you can convert among ProRes types like ProRes 4444 to ProRes 422 LT. Besides, it supports convrerting ProRes to any other video or audio formats including convert ProRes 4444 or ProRes 422 to AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, FLV, AAC, MP3 and more. Hence, transcoding Apple ProRes 4444 to Apple ProRes 422 LT with this app would just be a piece of cake. If you want to convert ProRes 4444 to ProRes 422 LT on a PC, please turn to ProRes converter for Windows. Download and install the program and follow the complete guide below.

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How to convert ProRes 4444 to ProRes 422 LT in a few clicks

The guides uses the video converter Mac screenshot. To encode Apple ProRes files on Windows, just get the right version. The workflow is almost the same.

Step 1. Add ProRes 4444 files

Install and run the ProRes converter on your Mac. Drag the Apple ProRes files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.


Step 2. Choose ProRes 422 LT as the output format

Press "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose "Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)" as the target format.


Tip: Before conversion, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels to meet your needs.

Step 3. Start conversion

Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner, it will start to convert ProRes 4444 to ProRes 422 LT immediately. After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now you can use your converted Apple ProRes clips anywhere you want.

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