viewing prores files on windows

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viewing prores files on windows

PostMon Mar 29, 2021 3:56 pm

After searching google and reading many articles, I still am not sure how I can view the prores files from my BMPCC 4k in Windows. Different articles state the newest versions of VLC and Windows Media should work. However, I only get audio and a blank video screen. I am running the latest version of Windows 10.

Anyone have a solution?
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Re: viewing prores files on windows

PostWed Mar 31, 2021 4:10 am

Get the free version of Resolve and you can’t only view it, but edit and grade to your heart’s delight.
It’s export that’s not available.
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Re: viewing prores files on windows

PostWed Mar 31, 2021 7:10 am

Or Premiere will do both :)
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Re: viewing prores files on windows

PostWed Mar 31, 2021 6:05 pm

Thanks Richard and Uli. I have DaVinci Resolve but I don't want to mess with that while filming. I would love to be able to plug in the hard drive to my laptop and view the footage I just shot. I can do it with a Mac but can't find a way with a PC.

if this can't be done, I guess I'll have to switch to BRAW and use the new Windows viewer?
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Re: viewing prores files on windows

PostWed Mar 31, 2021 9:10 pm

What ?
You can't play ProRes in 2021 on PC? You must be relaying on Widnows media player which can play only few formats reliably.

VLC, MPC-HC, Telestream Switch (15$, but with some useful bits for this price), MPV, PotPlayer, CinegyPlayer etc etc. ProRes been playable on Windows for years (or from day one with QT 7, which is still useful to have).
Tons of options, most are free.
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Re: viewing prores files on windows

PostThu Apr 01, 2021 6:37 am

Creed777 wrote:After searching google and reading many articles, I still am not sure how I can view the prores files from my BMPCC 4k in Windows. Different articles state the newest versions of VLC and Windows Media should work. However, I only get audio and a blank video screen. I am running the latest version of Windows 10.

Anyone have a solution?

I believe you need to install a Prores codec on Windows then VLC will playback Prores. I also read somewhere that changing the settings to OpenGL in VLC´s settings will fix the issue. You can try this on VLC 3.0.6 or greater.
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Re: viewing prores files on windows

PostThu Apr 01, 2021 6:58 am

VLC carries all codecs it decodes in its own binaries afaik.
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Re: viewing prores files on windows

PostThu Apr 01, 2021 9:49 am

All these players rely on internal capabilities.
Old need of installing a codec is about gone. Applies only to some specific cases and if you want to use WMP.

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