Complete Options File Example

For illustrative purposes, here is an example of the options files that need to be added for using the ffmpeg ProRes 422 format. This makes it possible to transcode to h264.mov with FFmpeg retaining 10-bit yuv422p from the source to the target output video.

Add the file named ./ffmpeg/audio/acc256k.pro which contains the following lines:

mov aac
strict -2
b 256000

(Note that in the example above, even though the bitrate is set here to 256000, it can be overridden by the render menu settings).

Add the file named ./ffmpeg/audio/pro.dfl which contains the following lines:

acc256k.pro

Add the file named ./ffmpeg/video/prores.pro which contains the following lines:

mov prores
profile=2
# lines of comments

Add the file named ./ffmpeg/video/pro.dfl which contains the following lines:

prores.pro

Then to use and to get 10 bit depth and preserve depth from decode to encode:

  1. load media
  2. use settings format to set the frame rate, sample rate/channels, aspect ratio, color model = rgb_float or rgba_float if blending
  3. press Shift-R and select FFmpeg format type pro
  4. select target path
  5. check OK, and watch for messages in the terminal window

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