Apple ProRes is a video format. Your first assumption might be that ProRes is all about retaining the maximum amount of detail and dynamic range in footage – it does that, but its most notable purpose is something else. . Like Apple ProRaw, this is a format made for editing. Video editors might convert captured clips to ProRes (or its rival Avid DNxHD) when importing them into a program like Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro or BlackMagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve.