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John Heaney
Reviewing footage
on Mar 21, 2011 at 7:06:01 pm

I have a client who needs to view HD files on a mac. She doesn't have FCP. It's my understanding that quicktime pro will not allow her to view HD files. The files are 1920x1080 23.98. Is there anything you could reccommend that she could download that would allow her to view the files without FCP or some other edit software?


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Reviewing footage
on Mar 21, 2011 at 7:18:15 pm

What codec is this material? The framerate and pixel dimensions are not the determining factors.

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Shane Ross
Re: Reviewing footage
on Mar 21, 2011 at 7:57:07 pm

Compress the files to H.264 and they should be able to see them.

Or...

#48 - Cannot view DVCPRO HD or HDV or ProRes on my computer.

Shane's Stock Answer #48 - Cannot view DVCPRO HD, HDV or ProRes QT files on your computer.

The DVCPRO HD, HDV and ProRes codecs only comes with FCP. If your computer does not have FCP installed, it cannot view these quicktime files. It doesn't matter if it is a Mac or PC, without FCP installed, you cannot view these files.

If you need to view ProRes material, you can download the ProRes decoder (mac and windows compatible) for ProRes

http://support.apple.com/downloads/Apple_ProRes_QuickTime_Decoder_1_0_for_W....

http://support.apple.com/downloads/Apple_ProRes_QuickTime_Decoder_1_0_for_M...

If your footage was captured as DVCRO HD you can buy the Calibrated DVCPRO HD decoder:

http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/QDVCProHD.asp

HDV, XDCAM? Calibrated has you covered too:

http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/QXD.asp

If you have MXF files from a P2 camera and you need to view the footage on a computer without FCP, you can download P2CMS from Panasonic:

http://www.panasonic.com/business/provideo/p2-hd/downloads-and-updates.asp

Or you need the other party to compress the footage into a format your computer can play, like H.264.

Shane

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John Heaney
Re: Reviewing footage
on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:48:07 pm

Thanks Shane. I think this may do it. The demo mode should work since they only need to review it.


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John Heaney
Re: Reviewing footage
on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:10:58 pm

David:

I shot it a few years back on the HVX-200. DVCPRO HD 1080p30 23.98

Thanks,

John


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Reviewing footage
on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:08:02 pm

Shane pretty much covered it in spades John...

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


A forum host of Creative COW's Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.


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John Heaney
Re: Reviewing footage
on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:54:12 pm

Thanks for the help too, David. I appreciate it.

John


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