MainConcept Announces Multi-Platform ProRes Decoding SDK

MainConcept at IBC 2018 announced the release of a multi-platform SDK, which enables application developers to ingest Apple ProRes video from MOV and MXF containers in any workflow.

MainConcept is always striving to be on the forefront of new codec standards,” said Deacon Johnson, SVP Global Sales - Technology Licensing for MainConcept. “We’re very happy to be implementing ProRes decoding in our SDK. MainConcept SDKs provide the perfect framework to add new Codecs, and ProRes was frequently requested by our customers. Now we are able to offer native ingest of ProRes. The fact that ProRes can also be included in MXF underlines the significance of this format in the professional production space.”

Apple ProRes has become one of the most frequently used intermediate formats in media production. The ProRes bitstream syntax was published as SMPTE RDD-36 in 2015. The company's professional SDK allows ingest and real-time playback of ProRes content on all major platforms.

While ProRes video is originally stored in QuickTime (MOV) containers, SMPTE recently published RDD-44 which allows ProRes to be carried in MXF, making it perfectly suited for professional production workflows. The MainConcept ProRes Decoder SDK supports ingesting from both container formats for use in transcoding, editing and playback applications. The SDK is available for Windows, macOS and Linux platforms.

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