Now, render your composition and look into Output Module Settings. In the codecs list you will now be able to choose
AfterCodecs .mov ! Click the
Format Options button and now the AfterCodecs window pops up : you can select your ProRes flavor :
Don't forget to select
RGB + Alpha if you want to export the Alpha Channel with ProRes 4444. You can now render ProRes directly from the render queue on Windows !
Here are the bugs we found about the way AfterCodecs ProRes is interpreted by After Effects :
There is a color shift for AfterCodecs ProRes 422 (not ProRes 4444) in After Effects CC 2014 on OSX (when the video is re-imported back into AE) ;
On Windows ProRes 4444 with 8 bit Alpha cannot be reimported in a 16 bpc AE project. If you're working with 16 bpc compositions and need alpha, you should export the Alpha in 16 bit. This is a special AfterCodecs feature to lighten your alpha renders, Alpha from Quicktime ProRes is always 16 bit !
Apart from these two After Effects bugs, AfterCodecs is fully compatible with After Effects from CC 2015 included (so compatible with CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, CC 2020..) !
The plugin is also available for Premiere Pro and Media Encoder, and offers lots of new features for your everyday workflow ! More information here.