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Danny FinchUninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 18, 2016 at 12:51:48 pm

So I heard about Apple not committing to updating QT security settings for Windows. It's just a matter of time before the IT police at my company uninstalls it without letting me know first. What are the ramifications of Premiere Pro's editing workflow without QuickTime?


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Shane RossRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 18, 2016 at 4:49:33 pm

You won't be able to work with any Quicktime format. ProRes QT, that many a camera or external recorder produce...you won't be able to import nor even view those files. You'll need to convert to another format with a computer that has Quicktime on it.

If you can get a hold of QT 7...use that. It's updated. It's just QTX they are talking about.

Shane
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Shane RossRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 18, 2016 at 4:51:17 pm

Also you won't be able to export to any QT format...even DNxHD.

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David Roth WeissRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 18, 2016 at 5:47:12 pm

Shane,

QT 7 will not be getting any more updates, thus it will be vulnerable to new viral threats moving forward. So, it is probably not prudent to advise Windows users to proceed with it as if they will be protected.

David Roth Weiss
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David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.


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Shane RossRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 18, 2016 at 5:49:45 pm

I didn't think that the issues were with QT7...I thought that all vulnerabilities were with QT10.

That was last updated Jan 7... https://support.apple.com/kb/DL837?locale=en_US

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David Roth WeissRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 18, 2016 at 5:56:59 pm
Last Edited By David Roth Weiss on Apr 18, 2016 at 5:58:24 pm

It was updated in January, but no more from now on, thus it will be vulnerable in the future, as will QT 10. Since we, video editors, are really the only people using QT 7, little of what you may read addresses that version.g

David Roth Weiss
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Robert WithersRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 19, 2016 at 2:56:15 pm

Is QT on a Mac less vulnerable or invulnerable to viral threats?

Does QT on Windows have a large enough user base to be of interest to hackers?

Just wondering.

Use Apple hardware/operating systems/software at your own risk. They could be orphans tomorrow, victims of sudden deprecation.

Robert Withers

Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City


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Nick SchlottRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 18, 2016 at 6:55:42 pm

Adobe has a blog post up about this. You can actually use some QuickTime features in Premiere/Win without having QuickTime installed, something Adobe has been working on for years and adding more support where possible over several versions.

http://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/quicktime-on-windows/?segment=dva


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David Roth WeissRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 18, 2016 at 7:11:22 pm

Apple strikes again just in time for NAB. This is gonna present a MAJOR issue for all Abobe users on the Windows platform, and will pose issues for many Avid users too. It's not insurmountable, but extremely inconvenient and potentially costly in terms of added time and hardware required to create deliverables for many editors.

David Roth Weiss
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David Weiss Productions
Los Angeles


David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.


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Oliver PetersRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 19, 2016 at 5:04:39 am

Actually this is no more or less a problem than it has always been. Apple deprecated QT a few years ago. So no more updates, which would include security issues.

This affects QT kit, so it doesn't matter if you mean QT7 or QT10. Those are just player apps, although they are associated with 32-bit versus 64-bit components. Both Avid and Adobe are working on what they have to do to replace the core components they need in order to function. For example, you get media wrapped as .mov, what do they need. It's not just ProRes. A lot of graphics folks still deliver elements with Animation codec. It also affects anything that's H.264 whether wrapped as .mov or .mp4.

But stop and think for a moment. The original notice came from the Dept of Homeland Security. And who is having issues with Apple these days????? Just sayin'... :)

Oliver

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Pat HorridgeRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 19, 2016 at 8:35:49 am

I posted something on this:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/rip-quicktime-pat-horridge?trk=prof-post

Basically it looks like folk are:

Uninstalling QT.
Re-associating all QT files with another player (like VLC)
Disabling QT browser plugins
Re-installing QT but only the core component. Not the player or the optional components.
Block QT in your firewall.

That allows some QT functionality but reduces the risks.

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Chris BorjisRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:56:30 pm

[Oliver Peters] " Both Avid and Adobe are working on what they have to do to replace the core components they need in order to function."

Excellent.

the 32 bit QT daemon that runs on my mac has been a pain in the arse sometimes.

hopefully those components are 64 bit.



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Nathan McAlpineRe: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by on Apr 19, 2016 at 9:17:54 am

This may be a good reason to invest in a MacBook Pro to sit next to my PC..

Nathan McAlpine
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