[Tig] Prores decode and encode finally in FFMPEG

Andreas Widerøe andreas at filmtek.no
Sun Dec 18 19:29:25 GMT 2011

I guess this is good news then since ffmpeg is open source. ;-) 

I fully agree with you about open source, quality and compression. However,
since so many use Prores, I think it's great to finally have a way of
encoding and decoding into this format using open source software.

Still I think, like you, that there should be a public format that was both
embraced by the industry, had high quality and lossless/no compression and
great quality.

Best regards,
Andreas Widerøe

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>I just discovered that as of Oct 29 FFMPEG (Git) has support for 
>encoding files to Apple Prores format.

>This is very good news for our Filmstore (online archive) that uses 
>ffmpeg for encoding/decoding. I'm sure many of you will also enjoy this!

I've said this before, but I think it bears repeating:

Having large portions of the industry standardize on a proprietary file
format owned and controlled by a company (Apple) which has repeatedly shown
it's disdain and disregard for the pro production and post community is a
really, really bad idea.

We need to adopt something in the public domain and/or open source going
forward, not something which can disappear tomorrow. And while it's
painfully apparent that quality isn't the priority it used to be, a format
with less compression would be good.


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