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Olly Lawer
MOV played out on PC AE not recognised on Mac
on Mar 11, 2014 at 1:59:51 pm

We've got a new PC and played out a MOV (we have QT installed) on AE. The file, however, is not recognised on FCPX even though it is H.264 MOV.

Any ideas? We're now trying an AVI.

Olly Lawer


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: MOV played out on PC AE not recognised on Mac
on Mar 11, 2014 at 2:57:14 pm

Although I find it hard to believe that FCPX wouldn't accept any flavor of Quicktime, that appears to be the case. Bear in mind that Quicktime is merely a wrapper, and that it's possible to have DV, HDV, XDCAM, DNxHD, ProRes, DVCPRO, MPEG-4, and other actual encoding within that wrapper. This is the problem. Most suggestions I've seen are to convert your H.264 files into ProRes.

This also might be of some help:

http://www.larryjordan.biz/media-in-fcp-x/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Olly Lawer
Re: MOV played out on PC AE not recognised on Mac
on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:06:28 pm

OK, so if no program accepts these files on Mac, how do be convert them (taking the PC) out the picture??

Olly Lawer


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Dave LaRonde
Re: MOV played out on PC AE not recognised on Mac
on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:55:01 pm

Do you have Telestream's Flip4Mac? It'll make a LOT of different media files for Win, and in a wide variety of codecs. It's not very expensive, and it saves a lot of grief.

It's like having MacDrive on your Windows machine, another cross-platform godsend. You never have issues with a Windows box being unable to read Mac-formatted storage.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Olly Lawer
Re: MOV played out on PC AE not recognised on Mac
on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:57:42 pm

Hmm, think I have solved it. Have installed QT Pro. Now rendering out a Animation codec QT from AE seems to be readable on a Mac. Hurrah!

Thank you!

Olly Lawer


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Dave LaRonde
Re: MOV played out on PC AE not recognised on Mac
on Mar 11, 2014 at 4:02:24 pm

...and for just 35 bucks, too. Nice. I wouldn't be without QT Pro.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Dave LaRonde
Re: MOV played out on PC AE not recognised on Mac
on Mar 11, 2014 at 11:16:51 pm

I should probably add that there's a free plugin from Apple that lets you READ -- not write -- the ProRes family of codecs in QT Pro 7.x for Win. It might come in handy some day.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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