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Brett Vanderbrook
Final Cut Quicktime Exports only playing audio on other machines
on Dec 28, 2011 at 6:55:44 pm

I'm sure there's a very easy answer to this, but my searches have not turned one up. I am exporting a full quality Quicktime file from my Final Cut Pro timeline, and it opens just fine on my Mac Mini in Quicktime X. However, when I bring it over to any other machine (Mac or PC) only the audio will play, even with updated Quicktime settings. I tried using Quicktime conversion instead on my export, and those movies play on any machine, but the files I am delivering need to be uncompressed. I am clicking "make movie self contained" on export, so I'm not just creating a reference file. Someone suggested that it was a codec in Quicktime that those who do not have Final Cut pro would not have, but I cannot assume that the team I am delivering the files to will have Final Cut, or even be working on Macs. Specs are in my signature.

Mac Mini (Late 2009)
2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
OS 10.6.8
Final Cut Pro version 6.0.6


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Mike Throck
Re: Final Cut Quicktime Exports only playing audio on other machines
on Dec 28, 2011 at 7:18:40 pm

What codec are you exporting to?

You can try a lossless codec like "animation" which should be viewable on most machines.


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Shane Ross
Re: Final Cut Quicktime Exports only playing audio on other machines
on Dec 28, 2011 at 7:48:42 pm

#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.

NOT ANIMATION! The data rate is too high for smooth playback.

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