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Mark Shepherd
Using canon 5D Mark111 for playback of "edited" H.264 files
on May 19, 2015 at 12:11:07 am

I am trying to find a way to use my Canon 5D Mark 111 as a playback unit for "edited" H.264 files. Now I can hear the naysayers " saying "it isn't designed for that, but it already plays back beautifully HD H264 files that are camera original. I am trying to output a H.264 file from FCP to an CF card, put it in the Mark 111 and play it. I even give it the same name of the original file. The problem is when try to play it back, it says "cannot playback movie" I know there is a work around for trying to do this. Any ideas?


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Blaise Douros
Re: Using canon 5D Mark111 for playback of "edited" H.264 files
on May 19, 2015 at 5:56:45 pm

There are a bunch of things that could be at work here. Maybe the bitrate is too high. Maybe the flavor of h.264 is slightly different. Maybe the camera needs the EXIF data to be embedded in order to play it. Maybe the camera writes the files to the card in a certain region of the data blocks in order, and copying it to the card puts it out of order.

There's a reason us naysayers say nay. You may "know" that there's a workaround, but you really don't--you hope there's one. There's probably a way to do it, but is worth all the time you'll spend screwing around with it trying to figure it out? Why not just use one of the many options available to you BESIDES this, like playing it back from a computer, playing back directly to a TV via mp4 on a USB stick, pushing out a Blu-Ray disc, using an Atomos recorder, using an Apple TV...the list of really great, proven, useful playback technologies goes on and on. Playing back from the camera is not on that list.

Perhaps if you could shed some light on the intended venue and available playback apparatus, some of us naysayers could give you some helpful advice, rather than just telling you that your proposal is unlikely to work :) What are you trying to accomplish? Maybe we can help you find a better solution.


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Warren Eig
Re: Using canon 5D Mark111 for playback of "edited" H.264 files
on May 19, 2015 at 6:41:31 pm

Do you have a smart phone or pad you can copy it to and playback from?

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