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Decoder SDK for Apple ProRes

Publish » Linear Signal Distribution » Distribution & Re-distribution » Encoding and multiplexing for distribution and re-distribution »

Apple ProRes is a well-established intermediate format used throughout the broadcast industry. Its high-resolution capabilities and wide chroma sampling support have made it the codec of choice of many facilities worldwide. Apple ProRes is natively supported on macOS computers and used to be available on Windows PCs via QuickTime.Now, Apple ProRes has been converted from a generic Apple format to an SMPTE approved document (RDD-36) and MainConcept is introducing a Decoder SDK which allows adding this exciting format natively to any application.While Apple ProRes Video will typically be wrapped into a QuickTime (MOV) container, another recent SMPTE document (RDD-44) allows embedding ProRes into MXF. The MainConcept Decoder SDK for Apple ProRes supports both file formats as well as Elementary Streams for a seamless integration and widest possible support of all flavors of ProRes. For HDR (High Dynamic Range) support, the MainConcept Decoder for Apple ProRes fills dedicated HDR-10, HLG and PQ-10 data structures. In addition, the decoder offers several HDR processing algorithms that allow real-time PQ / HDR-10 to HLG, HLG to PQ / HDR-10 and PQ / HDR-10 to SDR conversion*.Like all of the MainConcept SDKs, the Decoder SDK for Apple ProRes is available on Windows, macOS and Linux to enable efficient Apple ProRes workflows on premise and in the cloud.* HDR conversion is an optional feature.