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Jan Gates
Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jun 17, 2013 at 6:51:33 pm

I captured several HD Mini DV tapes in FCPX from an event. They say .mov on the files. However, when I copy them and give them to my associate, he cannot open them. I am on a Mac, he is on a Mac. He does not have FCP or FCPX, but obviously has QT. Why would these files not be accessible to him?


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Jordan Mena
Re: Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jun 17, 2013 at 6:55:12 pm

You wouldn't accidentally be giving him alias files or maybe Quicktimes that are NOT self contained?

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Jan Gates
Re: Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jun 17, 2013 at 7:05:49 pm

No, spent several hours copying files from Original Media folder inside the Event.



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Bill Davis
Re: Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jun 17, 2013 at 7:35:57 pm

[Jordan Mena] "You wouldn't accidentally be giving him alias files or maybe Quicktimes that are NOT self contained?
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Quicktime - like AVI and WMV is just a wrapper.

My suspicion is that the underlying codec is what's missing for the folks trying to playback your files.

Could be creating H-264, could be ProRes, could be something else under the hood that their machines can't parse.

You can download the free utility MediaInfo and drop the files on it and that will tell you what the actual underlying audio and video codecs are - then the person wanting to watch them has to have a compatible parser installed.

Or I guess you could transcode the files into MPEG-1 and nearly everyone with any computer of nearly any era would be able to open and watch them including any friends still working on DEC VAX era machines!

Just how video in the digital age works.

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Matias Canelson
Re: Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jun 17, 2013 at 8:02:47 pm

Did he install the ProApps codecs?

http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1396

If he didn't install that and your quicktime files were created with one of those codecs, he won't see anything in those files.

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Jan Gates
Re: Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jun 17, 2013 at 9:56:15 pm

Thank you. No, he does not have pro apps. Guess I just need to tell him to go ahead and spring for it.



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Loren Risker
Re: Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:13:26 pm

Codec support is definitely your issue. HDV is based on mpeg2, so you just need to find something that decodes that.

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Mark Morache
Re: Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jun 18, 2013 at 7:24:40 am

Can you download the 30 day trial and keep the codecs?

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Matias Canelson
Re: Sharing FCPX Captures
on Jul 11, 2013 at 2:15:50 pm

You can download the codecs by themself and install them using "unpkg" > http://www.timdoug.com/unpkg/

They have to be installed in the "Library/Quicktime" folder.

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