Convert Apple ProRes to H.264 MP4 with Lossless Quality

Summary: If you're looking for a simple way to transcode Apple ProRes to H.264 MP4 for easier playback and sharing, read this article below and you will how to. 

Apple describes ProRes as visually lossless. That means while data is being removed during compression, the resulting images do not suffer from image degradation. Unlike H.264, ProRes is not a distribution codec for finished work. That's why people sometimes need to convert ProRes to H.264 MP4 or other common file types like MKV, AVI, FLV, WebM and more to fit different end uses. Have several ProRes files on your local computer or server and would like to batch convert these ProRes to H.264 MP4 via Mac OS X El Capitan for more convenient playback or sharing? This article will teach you how to. 

The One who encounterd the same issues: “ I tried Handbrake and it tried, but the pans became quite jerky. So, is there a tool that does a better job of converting Apple ProRes format to H.264. After searching further and widely, I found Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can do the job well and bring me the best result.” 

As the best Apple ProRes decoder for Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, 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 ProRes to any other video or audio formats including convert ProRes 4444 or 422 to AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, FLV, AAC, MP3 and more. Hence, transcoding ProRes to MP4/H.264 with this app would just be a piece of cake. In addition, if you want to edit videos, set subtitles, select audio track, add text or image watermark to videos, all these can be easily achieved with this powerful tool. If want to transcode ProRes to H.264 MP4/MOV, you can trun to the equivalent Windows version Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to finish the task. 

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How to Transcode ProRes to H.264 MP4 video through Mac OS X El Capitan losslessly 

This ProRes to H.264 conversion guide uses the video converter Mac OS X El Capitan screenshot. To encode Apple ProRes files on Windows 10, just get the right version. The workflow is almost the same. 

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Step One: Install the program on Mac and run it. 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 Two: Choose H.264 MP4 format. You can click Format bar and choose H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) from Common Video as the output file format. If you want to put your ProRes .mov videos on portable devices, you can also directly select a format from decent device preset like iPad. 


Note: Editing the videos (optional). You can click the Edit button which will lead you to another window where you can adjust the frame size and visual effects, add watermarks and also subtitles. 

Step Three: After all settings, click the "Convert" icon to start transcoding Prores to H.264 MOV/MP4 immediately. 

Once the conversion finished, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now you can use your converted Apple ProRes clips anywhere you want. 

Tips About Apple ProRes: Apple ProRes is a line of intermediate codecs, which means they are intended for use during video editing, and not for practical end-user viewing. ProRes is a lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production in Final Cut Pro 6 and later on versions (FCP 7 & FCP X). ProRes 422 is a DCT based intra-frame-only codec and is therefore simpler to decode than distribution oriented formats like H.264. 

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