July 18, 2015 at 3:31PM


Alternative codecs for Windows based systems.

Hi everyone. Wanted to ask a quick question. I'm mainly a windows guy but at work we are using MAC's which are getting old now. We will probably be upgrading to Windows based workstation and wanted to ask what alternative codec would you suggest instead of Apple ProRes Codecs. I normally export my work via using ProRes for both TV and promotional vids but I'm not sure what to use with Windows.

I hope you could help me thanks.

(PS I use Adobe CC 2015 for all my post-production workflow and REDcineX Pro for our RED Epic camera shots.)


I've been using the GoPro Cineform CODEC for the past 5 years. It's a great ProRes alternative for Windows and it's one of the few "editing" CODECs that is Mac / Windows cross compatible. ( you can read or write Cineform video files on either platform )


July 19, 2015 at 6:58PM, Edited July 19, 7:00PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

What he said. I have to frequently go between Mac and Windows, so I switched to Cineform a year or two ago for editing and archiving. It's a pretty solid alternative even though it's not yet as widely supported as ProRes.

David S.

July 21, 2015 at 5:35AM

DNxHD all the way!

July 20, 2015 at 12:38PM

Jesus Garcia
Independent videographer

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