Windows PC only
v0.9.11 – Various bug and stability fixes.
v0.9.9 – Implementing user feedback and bug fix. Users can now conform audio in additional ways and conform size to 1080HD.
v0.9.8 – Implementing user feedback and bug fix. Users can now manually edit paths on the Batch tab. Fixed bug with warning messages when processing single files.
v0.9.7 – Implementing user feedback, increasing color fidelity of gamma correction and matrix conversion. Fixed advanced features v0.9.6 disabled.
v0.9.6 – Introduces new feature for users who are experiencing color shifts in converted ProRes files. Additional small bug fixes and improvements.
v0.9.5 – Small bug fixes.
v0.9.4 – Fixed stability issues, added features to process single files.
v0.9.3 – Fixed bug experienced by some users where timecode and reel name would not carry over to ProRes files.
v0.9.2 – Major improvements. Ability to run multiple instances of FFMBC, ability to add Quicktime gamma compensation, and then inclusion of other advanced features.
v0.9.1 – Initial release.
Apple ProRes is a standard in the video world. If you’re on a Window’s PC then you’re almost out of luck when it comes to encoding ProRes. PRHelper is a professional front-end for FFMBC (a popular version of FFMPEG designed for video professionals) that allows you to automate the encoding process built upon years of workflow knowledge, months of testing and implementation, and phenomenal user feedback.
RED .R3D support is handled by exporting uncompressed video from Redcine-X Pro into your watch folder.
I’m experiencing slight color shifts, especially in the reds This can occur with some codec combinations. Please check the “Color shift fix for RGB codecs” box.
Why does PRHelper access the internet? PRHelper checks for a new version on start up. No identifying information is transmitted to us.
Do you support other professional camera formats directly? No. For now we recommend using a program like Adobe Media Encoder to convert video to your watch folder, much like the RED .R3D workflow.
While ProRes files processed by FFMBC work great in industry-standard workflows, it has come to our attention that Apple will reject ProRes files encoded by FFMBC when submitting videos to the iTunes store for sale. There is currently no workaround for this and we recommend that your master files for the iTunes store be encoded on a Mac with the proper ProRes codec.
Suggestions? Bugs? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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