Hesam Seyed Mousavi, September 15, 2019
ProRes RAW will be implemented as a standardised format across Premiere Pro CC, joining Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Edius.
It’s a big week for RAW, and it has now been confirmed that Apple ProRes RAW will be supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CC, joining Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Edius (as of IBC 2019) as an industry wide standard. This news will be a relief for video producers and editors that have needed to switch editing platforms to be able to work with ProRes RAW.
Adobe will be working on the integration of ProRes RAW into Premiere Pro CC, rather than using a plug in, like it is the case with Premiere support of Blackmagic RAW. There is no indication yet as to when the update from Premiere supporting ProRes RAW will become available though. We also don’t know yet whether only Premiere Pro CC on the Mac or also Windows will be supported.
For Atomos device owners, this is fantastic news, as Jeromy Young (CEO, Atomos) says;
This is a great day for creatives, a standard RAW video format is what we need to enable computer processing for creativity and we are proud to see ProRes RAW supported natively in Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X and Media Composer.
There are lots of ongoing discussions between manufacturers surrounding whether RAW can be outputted from specific cameras. We have since found out that the Nikon Z6/Z7 and Panasonic S1H will be able to, will Canon’s and Sony’s future offerings follow suit too and allow RAW output?
There is no current indication as to when this will be available in Adobe Premiere Pro. Hopefully, it won’t be too long.
The ProRes RAW adaptation in Premiere Pro will be native, which is different from how Blackmagic RAW is currently supported. With Blackmagic RAW Premiere Pro users need to install a plug-in.