Mailing List ? Message #64531
From: Anders Sundstedt <>
Sender: Anders Sundstedt <>
Subject: Re: [AE] PC->Mac Video Format Option
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:19:33 +0000
To: After Effects Mail List <>

Thank you guys for the info about AfterCodec and ProRes etc.

A question, so I can continue working in AE, would it not be best to get the AME flavor of AfterCodec instead of the AE one?

Buying all seems very overkill. I wish they came included both AME and AE version.



From: After Effects Mail List <> on behalf of Robert Kjettrup <>
Sent: 21 October 2018 16:18
To: After Effects Mail List
Subject: Re: [AE] PC->Mac Video Format Option
I also use AfterCodec all the time for client deliveries that want Prores. 
Just remember to only use the Prores444 flavor since the lower quality 422 versions (HQ, Normal, Proxy) can't be guaranteed to keep color consistent in other apps than Adobe. 

With Prores4444 you will also get a good "proxy" format to use for intermediate renders that accept an alpha, any arbitrary dimensions and a reasonable compression. 

Another reason to get AfterCodec is that you will get direct mp4 output via the Render Queue in AE for easier quick client review files, and it's x264 based so you get a Constant Quality mode that is missing in the Main Concept h264 codec used by Adobe in AME and Premiere.


søn. 21. okt. 2018 15.55 skrev Anders Sundstedt <>:


And how do I know they will be able to read the ProRes 4444 files created by AfterCodecs?

I mean this is one small project from a single client, so $88 for a single delivery is a bit harsh, as I don't expect any more uses for it.

(I don't usually do work that is for a delivery format as I tend to complete all projects myself)

Basically it's because it's not for animation is for film for once.

If I knew for sure there would be no issues with the AfterCodecs on their side on delivery back, I would be tempted for sure to still buy it.



From: After Effects Mail List <> on behalf of Greg Balint <>
Sent: 21 October 2018 14:30
To: After Effects Mail List
Subject: Re: [AE] PC->Mac Video Format Option
Just give them ProRes 4444 back, with AfterCodecs. 

I've been a huge fan of it and use it daily. Probably the most value I've ever gotten out of a 3rd party purchase. 

On Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 7:08 AM Anders Sundstedt <> wrote:


I work entirely on PC.

If I received QuickTime ProRes 4444 mov files, since Adobe Media Encoder does not export to ProRes 4444 at least not in Windows/PC, what is a format of equal quality and smaller that uncompressed, that (any) Mac person/editor would be able to accept as a delivery format?

I tried for example GoPro CineForm but doesn't open in QuickTime on their Mac.

I asked them what they can accept but in the meantime, if you are a Mac editor what would be acceptable?

(uncompressed MOV QuickTime are huge so not good)



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