Use HEVC and Apple ProRes movies with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
You can add standard dynamic range (SDR) and high dynamic range (HDR) movies in HEVC and Apple ProRes format to your documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.
Add HEVC or ProRes movies to documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
You can add HEVC or ProRes movies to your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations like you add any other movie file. Before you add them, however, adjust the app's settings to make sure you're getting the resolution you want for the images.
Retain the resolution of your HEVC or ProRes movies
To retain the resolution of your HEVC or ProRes movies in your document, spreadsheet, or presentation, turn off the setting that optimizes movies for older devices before adding them to your document:
With a document open in Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on iPhone or iPad, tap the, tap Settings, then turn off “Optimize Movies for Older Devices.”
In Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on Mac, choose [app name] > Settings (or Preferences) from the menu bar, click General, then deselect “Optimize movies for older devices.”
When to turn on the setting that optimizes movies for older devices
You plan to publish your book directly to Apple Books from Pages.
You plan to share a document that has HEVC or Apple ProRes movies with people who might have older Apple devices.
Add HDR movies to presentations
You can add HDR movies to your presentation. When you play your presentation in show mode, Keynote displays HDR movies in standard dynamic range.
Create an EPUB with HEVC or Apple ProRes movies
When you create an EPUB of your Pages document that has HEVC or Apple ProRes movies, movies are either converted or remain in the original format depending on your device and the settings that you've chosen.
On iPhone or iPad, you can choose to convert the movie:
With your document open in Pages, tap the.
Tap Export, then choose EPUB.
To convert any movies in your document to H.264 in the EPUB, turn on “Optimize Media for Publishing.” If you leave this setting off, movies in your EPUB might not play on other devices.
On Mac, Pages automatically converts HEVC or Apple ProRes movies to H.264 videos in the EPUB.
In Pages for iCloud, make sure to select “Optimize for Older Devices” before adding HEVC or Apple ProRes movies to your document.
Publish a Pages document with HEVC or Apple ProRes movies
On Mac, you can publish your document with HEVC or Apple ProRes movies directly to Apple Books from Pages. Use these steps to prepare your document before publishing:
With a document open in Pages, choose File > Reduce File Size.
Select “Most compatible (H.264).”
Set other file size options in the window.
To create a copy of the document with a reduced file size, click “Reduce a Copy.” Or click Reduce This File to overwrite the existing document.
On iPhone or iPad, you can't convert HEVC or Apple ProRes movies after adding them to your document. Open the document in Pages for Mac, reduce the file size, then publish from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
In Pages for iCloud, Pages automatically replaces HEVC or Apple ProRes movies with the first frame image of the video in the published book. If the video has audio, the audio track is also included.
Export a Keynote presentation as a movie file
When you export your presentation as a movie file, you can choose from a variety of different compression types for the movie file, including HEVC and Apple ProRes. Choose the compression type that best suits your needs.
H.264: Provides broad compatibility with other devices and operating systems.
HEVC: Provides better compression than H.264 and uses less storage space on your devices and in iCloud Photos, while preserving the same visual quality.
Apple ProRes 422: Use when the exported movie file will be edited with software like Final Cut Pro.
Apple ProRes 422 LT: This compressed version of ProRes 422 provides high-quality video, but with smaller file sizes than ProRes 422.
Apple ProRes 422 Proxy: This is most compressed version of ProRes 422 and provides low data rates with full-resolution video.
Apple ProRes 4444: Provides the highest quality video that is perceptually indistinguishable from the original source material and is suitable for 4:4:4:4 image sources (including alpha channels).
Apple ProRes 422 HQ: Preserves visual quality at the same high level as Apple ProRes 4444, but for 4:2:2 image sources.
HEVC format compatibility:
For SDR movies in HEVC format, use a Mac with Pages 8.2, Numbers 6.2, or Keynote 9.2 or later, or an iPhone or iPad with Pages 5.2, Numbers 5.2, or Keynote 5.2 or later.
For HDR movies in HEVC format, use a Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Pages 10.2, Numbers 10.2, or Keynote 10.2 or later.
Apple ProRes format compatibility:
For SDR movies in Apple ProRes format, use a Mac with any version of Pages, Numbers, or Keynote, or an iPhone or iPad with Pages 13.1, Numbers 13.1, or Keynote 13.1 or later.
For HDR movies in Apple ProRes format, use a Mac with Pages 10.2, Numbers 10.2, or Keynote 10.2 or later, or an iPhone or iPad with Pages 13.1, Numbers 13.1, or Keynote 13.1 or later.