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Keri Rainock
XDCAM EX codec missing/ no final cut pro
on Oct 13, 2010 at 3:09:13 am

I am working on a short turn-around project that is being put together in After Effects. The quicktime footage I was given will play audio but not the video. The info on the quicktime says it has the XDCAM EX codec. I do not have final cut pro on my computer, and I have spent a while trying to search out a codecs or solutions without figuring it out. Any ideas?


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Shane Ross
Re: XDCAM EX codec missing/ no final cut pro
on Oct 13, 2010 at 8:36:40 am


#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

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

HDV, XDCAM? Calibrated has you covered too:

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:

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


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