Apple ProRes RAW Beta Release For Windows

Apple has announced a beta software download to enable Apple ProRes Raw and ProRes RAW HQ compatibility on Windows systems.

ProRes RAW now on Windows. Image credit: cinema5D

Apple states the beta software will run with Compatible Applications, listing the below Adobe programs:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Premiere Rush

Download the Apple ProRes RAW for Windows 1.0 (Beta) here

A Brief History of ProRes RAW

Apple announced ProRes RAW some two years ago now, with the roll-out for compatibility being a little…. slow.

It wasn’t until September 2019 that Adobe added ProRes RAW as standardized formats to their OS software packages. And now, two years on from the birth of ProRes RAW we are only just seeing beta patches for Windows.

Aside from the odd DJI drone, little other camera manufacture has taken the workflow on. Atomos has been the frontier for the format, with most of its current line of recording devices compatible with the ProRes RAW.

It does seem an appropriate pairing for now– well-integrated third party recording hardware that can work with cameras that don’t have their own raw workflow in place.

It is not raw as some people will be used to – you cannot change values of white balance and exposure index like you can with the likes of ARRIRAW or RED R3D (why so many capital letters?!).

But what it does do store metadata of camera information whilst expand the bandwidth of your recording. The full white paper on Apple ProRes RAW can be found here.

Past ProRes RAW Coverage

In case you missed some of our past coverage of ProRes RAW, here you go:

Why Atomos ProRes RAW Recording for Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 Could Change our Industry
ProRes RAW Explained – Plus Footage (video interview with Atomos CEO Jeromy Young)

Atomos Shogun 7 Announced – 5.7K ProRes RAW, Live Switching, 1500nit HDR Recorder & Monitor
Atomos Ninja V – 5″ ProRes RAW Recorder
Panasonic EVA1 Firmware 2.0 Enables All-I Codecs, RAW, Atomos Adds EVA1 RAW Compatibility

Are you using ProRes RAW already? Let us know in the comments below. 

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