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BRAW to ProRes Converter - Covnert BRAW to ProRes codec

BRAW to ProRes Converter - Covnert BRAW to ProRes codec

"I've just finished editing a BRAW footage on DaVinci Resolve (Windows 11). And now, I'm planning to use Final Cut Pro for color grading. The problem is I have to convert my files to ProRess 422 to work on this software. As you know it, this codec is only available for Final Cut Pro users only (which I'm not). How can I convert my files to ProRes 422 and then modify my DAVinci Resolve project with my new ProRes 422 files? - Thorsen, Rodney"

"Who can sahre a BRAW to ProRes Converter, I plan to edit Blackmagic Design BRAW in Final Cut Pro, but I failed. My friend told me I shoud transcode the BRAW files to ProRes video, how to do that?" - Wolf, Greg

Want to transcode BRAW to ProRes for smooth editing in Final Cut Pro? Download the best BRAW to ProRes converter here. This article aims to teach you convert BRAW video to ProRes codec on Mac and Windows 11.

Apple's ProRes family of codecs is integral to the workflow of many a camera these days. Whether you’re offline editing Blackmagic Design BRAW footage or working right off 8K, 6K, 5K and 4K camera negative, there's a good chance you’re doing it in ProRes.

BRAW is not only a file format; it's also the name of a visually lossless video codec from BMD. This is a lossy compression algorithm with quite a low level of image distortion, which means the user can't percieve artifacts visually.

Users who want to edit Blackmagic Design's BRAW footage on Mac with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. usually run into incompatibility issue. Or can't edit them smoothly after taking some time for importing the 8K, 6K, 4K BRAW files. Why? This is due to that BRAW videos, which are already highly compressed, are very hard to deal with during video editing. ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is an appropriate format for smooth editing in Mac. Thus, when you get some BRAW recordings and want to edit them with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer flawlessly on Mac, it's better to transcode BRAW to Apple ProRes codec first.

In this article, we will guys a way how to convert BRAW files to ProRes on Mac OS X (107-12) although it's a common workflow on Windows 11.

Currently, the BRAW file is compatible with the Blackmagic cameras and DaVinci Resolve, a video editing application owned by Blackmagic Design. If you want to convert BRAW or edit the BRAW video, DaVinci Resolve is your only and the easiest way out. But you an't covnert BRAW to ProRs codec ditrectly. The conversion process will be divided into two parts. First, use DaVinci Resolve to convert the BRAW video into MP4 or other formats, and then use a professional and powerful Apple ProRes Converter to convert the previously converted video into prores encoding.

Part 1: Convert BRAW to MP4 with DaVinci Resolve

1. Download and install the latest DaVinci Resolve at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve.

2. Run this BRAW Video Converter. Over the top-left menu, click “File” > “Import” > “Media…” to import the BRAW file into it.

Convert BRAW to MP4

3. At the bottom of the screen, click on “Deliver” tab.

BRAW to MP4 Converter – Deliver

4. The “Render Settings” section will show up on the upper-left of the workspace. You can follow the provided options (Filename, Location, Format, Codec, Encoder, Resolution, Frame rate, Quality, etc.) to render BRAW as MP4, set the resolution, change quality, any way you like. When you are ready, click “Add to Render Queue” at the bottom right.

BRAW to MP4 Converter – Render

5. Now, your file will be available over the upper-right “Render Queue” section. Click “Render All” below to convert the BRAW file to H.264 MP4 on your computer.

How to Convert BRAW to MP4

Part 2: Convert exported video to ProRes with Apple ProRes Converter?

Is there a video encoding tool out there that allow us to convert video to ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 codec? Actually, there are few programs can complete the task. Fortunately, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (Mac Version | Windows Version) is one of the best few ways to help you encode and decode Apple ProRes codec on the Mac and Windows platform (Windows 11, macOS 12 Monterey included).

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With Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, converting any video file to a ProRes file is simple and takes just a few minutes. Go ahead and follow the guidance on converting video video files to ProRes codec below, you can finish this conversion quickly and successfully.

Step 1: Install and run the Apple ProRes Converter after downloading. Then click Add file icon to load the .mp4 videos. You can play the videos via the right preview window.

Mac BRAW to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2: Select ProRes MOV as output format

For Mac Users: Click Format on the BRAW to ProRes Covnerter main interface and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Final Cut Pro.

BRAW to ProRes Converter - Convert BRAW to ProRes on Mac

For Windows Users: Click Format bar then select Apple ProRes 422 MOV under Editing Software category.

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Step 3: To get better video and audio quality, you can define the output settings in the "Settings" window. There are multiple profiles for you to set like Video Encoder, Frame Rate, Video Bitrate, Resolution, and Audio Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels, Audio Bitrate.

Best settings-transcode BRAW to ProRes codec

Step 4: If you delve into the software, you will find its editing functions very useful. To activate the “Edit” menu, you have to select an item first. When a video file is selected, you can click the “Edit” icon on the tool bar of main interface to edit selected file. On the “Video Editor” Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add 3D effect, reset, and adjust volume.

Edit BRAW video with BRAW to ProRes Converter

Step 5: Hit “Convert” button to start encoding your video to ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 for using, editing, playing on computer. Obviously, the goal is to not lose any quality in the process. Enjoy.

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