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Thread: NewTek PLEASE ADD ProRes 4444 Alpha Channel Import Support

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    NewTek PLEASE ADD ProRes 4444 Alpha Channel Import Support

    Why is ProRes 4444 alpha channel compatible codec not supported by TriCaster Import?

    This is a hassle with clients on almost every job as Uncompressed Animation codec is outdated and huge, SpeedHQ is not common or fully supported, and PNG file sequence is unconventional and confusing to clients.

    PLEASE add ProRes 4444 support!

    Who's with me???

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    I won't comment on the feature request, but I agree the Animation codec is impractical; I've had good success playing Quicktime PNGs without transcoding (note this is not a file sequence, and is quite compact).
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    I agree, prores 4444 seems to be useful for most of us
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    Quicktime PNG is really quite an excellent file type, but other people don't get it. When working with other houses, ProRes is where it's at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee-AVP View Post
    ProRes is where it's at.
    Or it would be, if Apple had not made such a dog's breakfast of their cross-platform codec support. Harrmumph. But anyway, stepping off that bandwagon for a moment, I just tried importing a ProRes 4:4:4:4 file to see what happened. The file imported, but without alpha. I'll bug this and we'll see where it goes ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBowie View Post
    Or it would be, if Apple had not made such a dog's breakfast of their cross-platform codec support.
    We're talking about the company that killed the headphone jack, here.
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