Guide on Transcoding ProRes to FLV No Quality Loss for YouTube

Summary: Have some files from Final Cut Pro and want to upload them into YouTube or Vimeo for sharing with others? Read on this post to get the smooth workflow.

“I exported the (1080p or 720p 23.98) ProRes 422 reference movie from FCP. Now, I need to convert it to FLV for uploading onto YouTube, I try to use HandBrake, the video looks fine, despite the additional transcode, but the audio is out of sync every time. Any thoughts? Thanks for your help!"

Apple ProRes, developed by Apple Inc, is an intermediate codec that provides high-quality, frame-accurate editing. The format comes in five versions: Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). Apple describes ProRes as visually lossless. That means while data is being removed during compression, the resulting images do not suffer from image degradation. But the ProRes is not a distribution codec for finished work. That's why the above person want to transcode ProRes to FLV when uploading onto YouTube for sharing with others.

If you're looking for a simple way to transcode Apple ProRes to FLV for better streaming and sharing on YouTube, Vimeo or other sharing websites, read this article below and you will how to.

As for transcoding Apple ProRes to FLV or other media formats, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. As the best Apple ProRes decoder, it supports all types of Apple ProRes codecs like ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), and ProRes 422 (Proxy). With it, you can convert ProRes to any other video or audio formats including convert ProRes 4444 or 422 to FLV as well as MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, AAC, MP3 and more. Hence, transcoding ProRes to FLV with this app would just be a piece of cake. If you want to convert ProRes to FLV on a PC, please turn to ProRes converter for Windows. Download and install the program and follow the complete guide below.

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How to Convert ProRes to FLV video losslessly

Step 1. Load Apple ProRes files

Launch the ProRes Video Converter on your Mac, and you can either click "Add" button to import ProRes files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

Step 2. Select FLV as output format

From the drop-down list of "Format" > "Flash Video", you can select .flv video as the output format.

(Optional): This video converter for Mac comes with a built-in editor for you to amend videos or give them special touch. Click the Edit icon and you can trim, crop, change effect, add watermarks and load subtitles freely. Just touch up the videos according to your needs.

Step 3. Start ProRes to FLV conversion

When all settings are done, just click the big Convert button to start the converting ProRes to FLV. That's it! You've made it.

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