DNxHD Codec - Beauty Without Bandwidth
Avid DNxHD is a revolutionary HD codec technology engineered to create mastering-quality HD media at dramatically reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time HD productivity, whether using local storage or in real-time collaborative workflows.
Native HD camera compression formats are efficient, but simply aren’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Avid DNxHD delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises.
“ Avid DNxHD allows you to do things you couldn’t otherwise afford to do”
- Joe Beirne, Executive Vice President of Technology, PostWorks
Download codec for QuickTime below
Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 for Windows
The Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder software allows both Mac and Windows users to play Apple ProRes files through QuickTime. Apple ProRes is a visually lossless format that provides uncompressed HD quality at SD data rates.
It is an excellent choice for mastering and can easily be transcoded to distribution formats like H.264. With new support for playback on both Mac and Windows computers, Apple ProRes can also be used for review and approval of Final Cut Studio sequences.
Download QuickTime codec for Windows
This codec is only a decoder so that you can ONLY play back ProRes encoded videos. You cannot encode ProRes