PrimeTranscoder - Mac

As technology has moved from analog to 4K and everything in between, video professionals must have a tool they can rely on to connect with their media. Whether preparing files for editing, streaming or review - transcoding correctly is pivotal.

License Type Price
$699.00
Add Extended Update Coverage
  • Receive software updates after the first 12 months
  • $195.00 Per License Billed Annually
  • First Bill Date 05/18/2023
$200.00
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Future Updates for Perpetual Licenses
First 12 Months
Automatic Renewal $195.00 Annually
Pay As You Go $230.00 Annually
Transcoding in faster, smarter, more efficient and reliable ways while removing the manual work from the process; PrimeTranscoder is the swiss army knife of workflow software.
A simple and elegant user interface
with reliablility and power built-in.

 

Recognizes dozens of camera
formats; multiple output options.

 

GPU acceleration
for faster processing.

 

Pre-defined standard presets
and user-defined presets.

 

Merge many clips into
one continuous clip.

 

Access log files
from previous logs.

 

Burn-in timecode,
watermarking and text.

 

Apply color correction using
1D and 3D LUTs.

 

 
Monterey & BigSur (macOS 11 & 12) compatible
Intel & M1 silicon chip compatible
Also OSX 10.15 -> 10.11 
4 GB of RAM
16 GB of free hard-disk space
Internet access required for automated product activation
This is a single CPU application (may only be used on one computer at a time).
Demo Limitations: 100 sample proxy clips or 30 days. Web access required.
6-7-2021 v2021.1.3
  • Fixed mapping bug in start timecode dialog
2-10-2021 v2021.1.2
  • Updated Canon CRM processing
  • Re-implemented credentialed-based login for macOS 10.12-10.14
  • Fixed connection issues for demo mode on older operating systems
2-4-2021 v2021.1.1
  • Updated to Arri SDK 6.2.3.1
  • Updated to Blackmagic SDK to version 2.1.b1
  • Updated to Codex SDK 3.4.2
  • Updated to RED SDK to version 8.0.0b1  
  • Updated login flow for activation.
  • Added filtering of extraneous system volumes from the attached media list
  • Updated light mode coloring for macOS 11
  • Updated task bar colors to be more visually appealing in both light and dark mode
2-7-2020 v2020.1 
  • Updates DNxHD output processing
  • Adds persistent Watch Folder processing between sessions
10-29-2019 v2019.1.5 *Requires a current Update Plan*
  • Catalina 10.15 compliant
  • Adds selection of processing GPU
  • Fixes bug preventing forced reduction of playback frame rate
  • Adds metal decoding capabilities
  • Automatically applies detected LUT from camera originals
Added Support:
  • Blackmagic RAW
  • Codex HDE
  • Canon CRM
  • External GPUs
Updates:
  • ARRI, RED, DJI SDKs
  • Audio and video processing
  • Update plan expiration alerts
10-28-2019 v2018.1.7
  • Fixes bug preventing forced reduction of playback frame rate
  • Added update plan expiration alerts
2-13-2019 v2018.1.6
  • Fixes auto-update issues
  • Fixes a bug that can cause frame-based raw volumes to be processes out of order
11-2018 v2018.1.5
  • Playback updated to fix 10.14 related anomalies
  • About panel now shows activation related information
  • Playback now defaults to transcoded files if available
  • Fixes playback window cropping error
  • Fixes bug that can occur when canceling an enqueued, but not yet processing transcode
v2018.1.4
  • Fixes time-zone related issues preventing validation for lease and demo-based activation
v2018.1.3
  • Fixes activation related crash that can occur on OS 10.11.6 and prior
  • Added better descriptions for server-related activation errors
  • Fixes intermittent failure to show application's About window
v2018.1.2
  • Fixes crash that can occur when experiencing connectivity problems with the new activation server
  • Replaced deprecated user prompts with prompts that match current Apple standards
10-29-2018 v2018.1.1
  • Includes 12 months of updates
  • New activation
4-20-2018 v2.2.0
  • Fixes crashing while operating under demo mode.
  • Fixes improper muxing of discrete output streams for various input formats.
  • Fixes bug that misinterpreted audio layout information for certain formats, which resulted in mono audio tracks.
3-21-2018 v2.1.1.5
  • Fixes black output when letterbox aspect ratio preservation is chosen.
  • Fixes audio sync problem with trimmed transcodes.
  • Computer entering sleep mode no longer crashes the app.
  • Support for lvm files added.
1-29-2018 v2.1.1
Changes:
  • Watermark sizing bug fixed
  • Custom Text overlay option reimplemented
  • Drag & Droping of folders correctly imports all media files
  • Added quality option to reduce the effects of overlay aliasing
  • Undefined start timecode values now default to 00:00:00:00
  • Now adheres to correct spanning of RED media files as defined by RED’s development kit
  • Added H.265 output option
12-1-2017 v2.1.0
Changes:
  • Crtl+Click on trackpad fixed
  • RED rocket support added
  • Media Playback added with ability to set IN/OUT transcode points.
  • Audio linking fixed with addition of tracks layout selection.
  • Added web streaming attribute
  • Merging TC issues fixed
  • Discrete audio track option added.
  • H.264 profile level selection
  • H.264 key frame interval selection
  • Updated ARRI & RED SDKs
  • Additional input format/camera support - Arri Raw MXF - DJI Drone – ProRes & Cinema DNG - Sony F7 - Panasonic DVX200 - Panasonic GH5 - Panasonic HPX2000 - Panasonic POVCAM - Panasonic AG-UX90 - Panasonic AG-UX180 - Panasonic Varicam  
8-11-2017 v2.0.0
Features:
  • Improved conversion speeds for certain file types
  • Avid DNxHD MXF support added
  • MJEPG output added
  • GoPro Cineform input type added
  • Expanded Preset options and compatibility checking
  • Bit rate options and Fast Internet start for H.264
  • Watch Folder auto skip previously processed files between sessions
  • Added Audio only output options and file extension choices
  • Sony AVCHD detection for macOS 10.12
  • MXF metadata gathering from Resolve outputs
  • ARRI and RED latest camera formats added
  • Expanded audio channel acceptance and detection for fringe cases Direct output to destinations (rather than local temp folder first)

Fixes:
  • Merge/stitching component timecodes
  • Removed transcode tracking trigger by outside apps (Axle Video)
  • Correctecd preview sizing
  • Fixed timecode burn-in for stitched clips OSX 10.10 support
  • Purging of Temp files more frequently
3-25-2017 v1.0.1
  • Transcodes over 20 different camera formats
  • Outputs ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, H.264
  • Drag & Drop or use Watch Folder technology
  • Remote API for third party applications access (e.g. Axle Video)
  • Fast processing with automated GPU acceleration and adjustable multi-core use
  • Specify audio tracks including external files
  • Burn in Timecode, Watermarking and 1D or 3D LUT color correction
  • Standard Presets for iPhone & iPads
  • Create custom Presets with advanced color space and bit depth
  • Automatically merge Spanned clips
  • Manually merge (stitch) any clips and sequence them
  • Add Timecode channel with custom start time, match source, or time of day
  • Easy progress representation with thumbs
  • Details and metadata for source and output files
  • Processing history reports -OSX 10.12, 10.11
Input Format and Camera Support
*Updated June 10, 2020*
    • Adobe Cinema DNG
    • AJA Cion
    • Arri Alexa and miniLF
    • Arri Amira
    • ARX - Codex HDE
    • AVID DNxHD
    • Blackmagic Ursa
    • Blackmagic Ursa Mini
    • Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro G2
    • BMD RAW
    • Canon AVCHD
    • Canon EOS Cinema
    • Canon EOS Digital SLR
    • Canon XF
    • Cinema DNG
    • DJI Drone - ProRes & Cinema DNG
    • DPX Volume
    • General AVCHD (from multiple consumer and prosumer camera types)
    • General Movies
      • AVI
      • MOV
        • ProRes 4444
        • ProRes 422
        • ProRes 422 - HQ
        • ProRes 422 - LT
        • ProRes - Proxy
      • MP4
      • MPG
    • General MX
    • Go Pro
      • Cineform
      • MOV
    • H.264
    • H.265
    • Image Sequence
    • JVC ProHD
    • MXF Files
    • Panasonic AVCCAM
    • Panasonic EVA1
    • Panasonic DVX200
    • Panasonic GH5
    • PanasonicHPX2000
    • Panasonic HVX200
    • Panasonic POVCAM
    • Panasonic P2
    • Panasonic AG-UX180
    • Panasonic Varicam
    • RED Epic Dragon
    • RED Gemini 5K
    • RED Monstro 8K
    • RED ONE
      • R3D
      • Proxies
    • RED Scarlett
    • RED Weapon Helium 8K
    • Sony F7
    • Sony NVCAM
    • Sony XDCAM Ex
    • Sony XDCAM HD
    • WebM
Transcoding in faster, smarter, more efficient and reliable ways while removing the manual work from the process; PrimeTranscoder is the swiss army knife of workflow software.
A simple and elegant user interface
with reliablility and power built-in.

 

Recognizes dozens of camera
formats; multiple output options.

 

GPU acceleration
for faster processing.

 

Pre-defined standard presets
and user-defined presets.

 

Merge many clips into
one continuous clip.

 

Access log files
from previous logs.

 

Burn-in timecode,
watermarking and text.

 

Apply color correction using
1D and 3D LUTs.

 

 
Monterey & BigSur (macOS 11 & 12) compatible
Intel & M1 silicon chip compatible
Also OSX 10.15 -> 10.11 
4 GB of RAM
16 GB of free hard-disk space
Internet access required for automated product activation
This is a single CPU application (may only be used on one computer at a time).
Demo Limitations: 100 sample proxy clips or 30 days. Web access required.
6-7-2021 v2021.1.3
  • Fixed mapping bug in start timecode dialog
2-10-2021 v2021.1.2
  • Updated Canon CRM processing
  • Re-implemented credentialed-based login for macOS 10.12-10.14
  • Fixed connection issues for demo mode on older operating systems
2-4-2021 v2021.1.1
  • Updated to Arri SDK 6.2.3.1
  • Updated to Blackmagic SDK to version 2.1.b1
  • Updated to Codex SDK 3.4.2
  • Updated to RED SDK to version 8.0.0b1  
  • Updated login flow for activation.
  • Added filtering of extraneous system volumes from the attached media list
  • Updated light mode coloring for macOS 11
  • Updated task bar colors to be more visually appealing in both light and dark mode
2-7-2020 v2020.1 
  • Updates DNxHD output processing
  • Adds persistent Watch Folder processing between sessions
10-29-2019 v2019.1.5 *Requires a current Update Plan*
  • Catalina 10.15 compliant
  • Adds selection of processing GPU
  • Fixes bug preventing forced reduction of playback frame rate
  • Adds metal decoding capabilities
  • Automatically applies detected LUT from camera originals
Added Support:
  • Blackmagic RAW
  • Codex HDE
  • Canon CRM
  • External GPUs
Updates:
  • ARRI, RED, DJI SDKs
  • Audio and video processing
  • Update plan expiration alerts
10-28-2019 v2018.1.7
  • Fixes bug preventing forced reduction of playback frame rate
  • Added update plan expiration alerts
2-13-2019 v2018.1.6
  • Fixes auto-update issues
  • Fixes a bug that can cause frame-based raw volumes to be processes out of order
11-2018 v2018.1.5
  • Playback updated to fix 10.14 related anomalies
  • About panel now shows activation related information
  • Playback now defaults to transcoded files if available
  • Fixes playback window cropping error
  • Fixes bug that can occur when canceling an enqueued, but not yet processing transcode
v2018.1.4
  • Fixes time-zone related issues preventing validation for lease and demo-based activation
v2018.1.3
  • Fixes activation related crash that can occur on OS 10.11.6 and prior
  • Added better descriptions for server-related activation errors
  • Fixes intermittent failure to show application's About window
v2018.1.2
  • Fixes crash that can occur when experiencing connectivity problems with the new activation server
  • Replaced deprecated user prompts with prompts that match current Apple standards
10-29-2018 v2018.1.1
  • Includes 12 months of updates
  • New activation
4-20-2018 v2.2.0
  • Fixes crashing while operating under demo mode.
  • Fixes improper muxing of discrete output streams for various input formats.
  • Fixes bug that misinterpreted audio layout information for certain formats, which resulted in mono audio tracks.
3-21-2018 v2.1.1.5
  • Fixes black output when letterbox aspect ratio preservation is chosen.
  • Fixes audio sync problem with trimmed transcodes.
  • Computer entering sleep mode no longer crashes the app.
  • Support for lvm files added.
1-29-2018 v2.1.1
Changes:
  • Watermark sizing bug fixed
  • Custom Text overlay option reimplemented
  • Drag & Droping of folders correctly imports all media files
  • Added quality option to reduce the effects of overlay aliasing
  • Undefined start timecode values now default to 00:00:00:00
  • Now adheres to correct spanning of RED media files as defined by RED’s development kit
  • Added H.265 output option
12-1-2017 v2.1.0
Changes:
  • Crtl+Click on trackpad fixed
  • RED rocket support added
  • Media Playback added with ability to set IN/OUT transcode points.
  • Audio linking fixed with addition of tracks layout selection.
  • Added web streaming attribute
  • Merging TC issues fixed
  • Discrete audio track option added.
  • H.264 profile level selection
  • H.264 key frame interval selection
  • Updated ARRI & RED SDKs
  • Additional input format/camera support - Arri Raw MXF - DJI Drone – ProRes & Cinema DNG - Sony F7 - Panasonic DVX200 - Panasonic GH5 - Panasonic HPX2000 - Panasonic POVCAM - Panasonic AG-UX90 - Panasonic AG-UX180 - Panasonic Varicam  
8-11-2017 v2.0.0
Features:
  • Improved conversion speeds for certain file types
  • Avid DNxHD MXF support added
  • MJEPG output added
  • GoPro Cineform input type added
  • Expanded Preset options and compatibility checking
  • Bit rate options and Fast Internet start for H.264
  • Watch Folder auto skip previously processed files between sessions
  • Added Audio only output options and file extension choices
  • Sony AVCHD detection for macOS 10.12
  • MXF metadata gathering from Resolve outputs
  • ARRI and RED latest camera formats added
  • Expanded audio channel acceptance and detection for fringe cases Direct output to destinations (rather than local temp folder first)

Fixes:
  • Merge/stitching component timecodes
  • Removed transcode tracking trigger by outside apps (Axle Video)
  • Correctecd preview sizing
  • Fixed timecode burn-in for stitched clips OSX 10.10 support
  • Purging of Temp files more frequently
3-25-2017 v1.0.1
  • Transcodes over 20 different camera formats
  • Outputs ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, H.264
  • Drag & Drop or use Watch Folder technology
  • Remote API for third party applications access (e.g. Axle Video)
  • Fast processing with automated GPU acceleration and adjustable multi-core use
  • Specify audio tracks including external files
  • Burn in Timecode, Watermarking and 1D or 3D LUT color correction
  • Standard Presets for iPhone & iPads
  • Create custom Presets with advanced color space and bit depth
  • Automatically merge Spanned clips
  • Manually merge (stitch) any clips and sequence them
  • Add Timecode channel with custom start time, match source, or time of day
  • Easy progress representation with thumbs
  • Details and metadata for source and output files
  • Processing history reports -OSX 10.12, 10.11
Input Format and Camera Support
*Updated June 10, 2020*
    • Adobe Cinema DNG
    • AJA Cion
    • Arri Alexa and miniLF
    • Arri Amira
    • ARX - Codex HDE
    • AVID DNxHD
    • Blackmagic Ursa
    • Blackmagic Ursa Mini
    • Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro G2
    • BMD RAW
    • Canon AVCHD
    • Canon EOS Cinema
    • Canon EOS Digital SLR
    • Canon XF
    • Cinema DNG
    • DJI Drone - ProRes & Cinema DNG
    • DPX Volume
    • General AVCHD (from multiple consumer and prosumer camera types)
    • General Movies
      • AVI
      • MOV
        • ProRes 4444
        • ProRes 422
        • ProRes 422 - HQ
        • ProRes 422 - LT
        • ProRes - Proxy
      • MP4
      • MPG
    • General MX
    • Go Pro
      • Cineform
      • MOV
    • H.264
    • H.265
    • Image Sequence
    • JVC ProHD
    • MXF Files
    • Panasonic AVCCAM
    • Panasonic EVA1
    • Panasonic DVX200
    • Panasonic GH5
    • PanasonicHPX2000
    • Panasonic HVX200
    • Panasonic POVCAM
    • Panasonic P2
    • Panasonic AG-UX180
    • Panasonic Varicam
    • RED Epic Dragon
    • RED Gemini 5K
    • RED Monstro 8K
    • RED ONE
      • R3D
      • Proxies
    • RED Scarlett
    • RED Weapon Helium 8K
    • Sony F7
    • Sony NVCAM
    • Sony XDCAM Ex
    • Sony XDCAM HD
    • WebM

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Gavin Rawlings

Venture Films Lake Munmorah