Thanks to its outstanding technical characteristics, Apple ProRes 422 brings powerful new capabilities to Final Cut Pro editors. It will fit flawlessly into demanding editing and effects workflows. ProRes 422 is a better choice for ensuring all creative work to maintain its original, pristine color and detail, from capture to final viewing.
However, there are seldom Blu-ray applications developed for Mac users, not to mention a program that can rip Blu-ray to Apple ProRes 422 codec for editing in Final Cut Pro. In order to make some BD HD contents into my own film works in FCP, I would like to see a straight BD conversion to Apple's PrORes 422 codec, because this codec remains the stunning HD quality and has fast decoding speed and low compression rate. However, I have no luck, and I can not find a program to achieve this goal directly without the help of third party software. Right now, I have to use Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac to convert Blu-ray to h.264 MP4 HD first, and then convert again to ProRes 422 using Compressor. This workaround seems a little troublesome and time consuming, because a straight conversion would save me 2 hours. Following is my workflow, and how about yours? Would you like to share?
Firstly, using Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac to convert Blu-ray to h.264 MP4 HD:
1. Click "DVD Folder" or "IFO File" to load BD files
2. Click on the pull down menu after "Subtitle" and "Audio" respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio track to convert.
3. Click on the drop-down list of "Format" to select "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" as output format
4. Click on "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters
Bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, sample rate, and channels are all changeable in the following interface, so you can adjust them according to your own requirements.
5. Click "Convert" button to start ripping BD to H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)
Once finished, click on "Open" button to get the output files for Compressor.
Afterwards, convert h.264 MP4 HD video to Apple's PrORes 422 codec with Compressor.
The detailed steps of this part are skipped, if any of you have figured out a straight way to convert Blu-ray to PrORes 422 codec, please let me know, and any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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