Avid filled in some workflow gaps at IBC 2019, announcing native support for Apple ProRes Raw in Media Composer as well as the ability to encode and decode ProRes in Windows.
That means that, for the first time, it will be as easy for Avid users to deliver ProRes content in Windows as it is on the Mac.
Meanwhile, Avid said, Apple is set to include 64-bit decoders for Avid’s DNxHR and DNxHD in its standard Pro Video Formats package — a free download for Mac users. Those codecs had been unsupported in MacOS since Apple abandoned the legacy QuickTime 7 framework earlier this year.
“This collaboration democratizes content creation by removing the boundaries posed by different operating systems and opens the door to a greater number of higher-quality delivery formats,” said Avid Director of Product Marketing Rob D’Amico in a prepared statement. “Adding support for ProRes for Windows, native ProRes Raw and DNx Codecs is yet another way Media Composer deals with advancements in technology so editors can stay focused on creative storytelling.”