[Tig] Prores decode and encode finally in FFMPEG

Bob Kertesz bob at bluescreen.com
Sun Dec 18 18:21:56 GMT 2011

>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.


Bob Kertesz
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Hollywood, California
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