DNxHD and ProRes Codec Components

The Industry's Two Most Popular Professional Editing Codecs Together

The DNxHD (VC-3) and ProRes codecs have both enjoyed increasing popularity among video editors. Unfortunately, support for the two codecs is uneven across computer platorms and editing systems, making it often difficult for editors to collaborate and exchange files. This patchy support also poses problems for archiving projects if an organization decides to switch editing platforms or computer systems. Now, Miraizon has a convenient and cost-effective solution to this problem. The Miraizon DNxHD (VC-3) and ProRes compatible codec components offer identical functionality for both Mac and Windows users, as well as identical compression and decompression capability to all QuickTime-compatible applications. Editors can now use the best codec for the job while maintaining their preferred editing system and computer platform.


Use DNxHD with Macs. Use DNxHD without Media Composer.

While DNxHD (VC-3) codec components have been available for some time, fully thread-safe components have been missing. This limited the useability of the DNxHD codec on the Macintosh platform. In addition, unless you owned Avid Media Composer, the only available components were older and had reduced functionality. The Miraizon DNxHD (VC-3) codec components are modern, fully thread-safe components that will work with any QuickTime-capable application. They offer identical performance and functionality for Mac and Windows users, and even for users of older PowerPC-based Macs.


Use ProRes with Windows. Use ProRes without Final Cut.

The ProRes codec has been gaining in popularity, but until now Windows users have been left out. Sure, it was possible to play ProRes movies under Windows, but not to actually edit or modify those movies. Mac users who didn't want to purchase Final Cut were in stuck the same situation. Now, with the Miraizon ProRes-compatible codec component, these problems have been solved. The Miraizon components are modern, fully thread-safe components that will work on Macs and on Windows with any QuickTime-compatible application. The Mac and Windows versions offer identical performance and functionality, and even users of older PowerPC-based Macs are not left out.


Powerful Performance

The Miraizon codecs automatically take advantage of the processing power of your system to dramatically speed up both compression and decompression.

  • SSE2 and AltiVec vector acceleration for faster compression, decompression, and format conversions
  • Multi-threaded program structure gives impressive performance gains on systems with multiple CPUs
  • Multi-threading adjusts according to the number of CPUs in your system

DNxHD Codec Features

The Miraizon DNxHD (VC-3) codec delivers professional performance and is fully compatible with Avid DNxHD codecs.

  • Support for all VC-3 standardized profiles
  • Support for both progressive and interlaced video
  • Selection of profile and interlacing both programmatically and through a dialog interface
  • Support for conversions between 8 bit and 10 bit video formats
  • Support for frame sizes up to 1920x1080
  • Support for non-standard frame sizes with automatic padding and selection of best profile
  • Support for input and output in a wide variety of pixel formats, including 4:2:2 (8/10/16 bits), ARGB (8/16 bits), BGRA, v308, v408, r408, and v410

ProRes Codec Features

The Miraizon ProRes-compatible codec delivers professional performance and is fully compatible with Apple ProRes codecs.

  • Support for all 4:2:2 profiles, including Proxy, LT, 422, and HQ
  • Support for all 4:4:4 profiles both with and without alpha channel data
  • Support for both progressive and interlaced video
  • Selection of profile and interlacing both programmatically and through a dialog interface
  • Support for conversions between 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 formats
  • Support for conversions between 8 bit and 10 bit video formats
  • Support for all frame sizes from below standard-definition through HD 2K, 4K, and beyond
  • Support for non-standard frame sizes with automatic padding and cropping
  • Support for input and output in a wide variety of pixel formats, including 4:2:2 (8/10/16 bits), ARGB (8/16 bits), BGRA, v308, v408, r408, and v410

QuickTime Component Features

The Miraizon DNxHD (VC-3) and ProRes-compatible codec components are implemented as modern QuickTime 7 compatible components.

  • Implementation as QuickTime Image Compression and Image Decompression components for widest compatibility
  • Support for Standard Compression dialog configuration (e.g. via QuickTime Pro)
  • Support for programmatic configuration and operation via compression and decompression sessions
  • Full compatibility with movies produced by Avid and Apple components