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ARRI Announces Support for New ProRes 4444 XQ Codec


LR-ALEXA supports ProRes 4444 XQ[2]-emailLR-ALEXA supports ProRes 4444 XQ[2]ARRI announced that it will support the new Apple ProRes 4444 XQ codec in the next Software Update Packet for Alexa cameras. ProRes 4444 XQ is designed to preserve the detail in high dynamic range imagery through postproduction.

“Working with ProRes has been great for our customers,” said Marc Shipman-Mueller, ARRI’s product manager for camera systems. “Up until now, the ProRes 4444 330 Mb/s version has been the workhorse of professional filmmakers using the Alexa. ProRes 4444 XQ has a higher target data rate of 500 Mb/s that makes it the ideal choice for postproduction that requires visual effects processing or extreme color grading.”

“ProRes 4444 XQ is a fantastic choice for high-end mastering and archiving,” said Henning Rädlein, ARRI’s head of digital workflow solutions. “ProRes 4444 XQ offers 12-bit RGB encoding with a low compression ratio of 1:4.5 that maintains the superior tonal range of Log C, while providing the speed, ease of use and familiarity of ProRes.”

Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 fully supports ProRes 4444 XQ for editing, compositing, rendering and exporting. ARRI Alexa XT cameras and Alexa Classic cameras with the XR Module will gain ProRes 4444 XQ capability with ARRI’s Software Update Packet SUP 10, which is scheduled for an open beta in July and a final release in August. The cameras will support the codec in both HD and 2K resolutions.

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