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Adam Mercado
DVCPRO HD codec for QuickTime in Leopard
on Dec 11, 2008 at 7:47:18 pm

Hi

I have an old project I am revisiting. It was originally cut on my G4 with FCP4.5 and the media was in DVCPRO HD format.

I am now on a MacPro with Adobe Production Bundle and I need the codecs to read the DVCPRO footage. Been scouring the web looking for them. Can someone point me in the right direction or hook me up with the system components

cheers, much appreciated
mm66

Adam Mercado
Influxx Media Production
Motion Graphics & Video Post Production
Fullerton, CA


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Zane Barker
Re: DVCPRO HD codec for QuickTime in Leopard
on Dec 15, 2008 at 3:57:13 pm

I believe that that codec only comes with the final cut studio software. You will need to purchase a copy for your computer to get that codec.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
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Adam Mercado
Re: DVCPRO HD codec for QuickTime in Leopard
on Dec 15, 2008 at 5:10:48 pm

yeah i figured as much. Man thats a $1200 codec for anyone cutting on Premier or Avid. Whats the workflow for cutting DVCProHD on those systems? Seems like a totally lame PITA to me

cheers
mm66

Adam Mercado
Influxx Media Production
Motion Graphics & Video Post Production
Fullerton, CA


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Greg Booth
Re: DVCPRO HD codec for QuickTime in Leopard
on Dec 16, 2008 at 2:36:13 am

Hi,

I offer a OSX DVCProHD QuickTime Decode codec here:

http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/DVCProHDDecodeQ.html

Playback should be in RT in QuickTime PLayer - however you might need to adjust the decode quality to improve playback performance for editing in PPro on the Mac. There's a free demo you can download that has watermarks to try out to see if it fits your workflow.

And just FYI - PPro CS4 can import Apple QuickTime DVCProHD (except for 1080p25, 1080p24 and 1080p30 Apple DVCProHD QuickTime movies) and playback in RT.

Avid uses their own DVCProHD codec - while technically the same compression - it uses different fourcc's(compression codec identifier) than the Apple QuickTime codec and also stores same extra properties than the Apple QuickTime Codec.

Cheers,
Greg



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Adam Mercado
Re: DVCPRO HD codec for QuickTime in Leopard
on Dec 16, 2008 at 7:42:03 am

Thats awesome Greg. Thanks for the tip I will go check it out.

cheers
adam

Adam Mercado
Influxx Media Production
Motion Graphics & Video Post Production
Fullerton, CA


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Zane Barker
Re: DVCPRO HD codec for QuickTime in Leopard
on Dec 16, 2008 at 5:05:43 am

As far as work flow goes most people edit dvcpro hd footage on the machine that they captured it on. Much fewer problems that day.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Adam Mercado
Re: DVCPRO HD codec for QuickTime in Leopard
on Dec 16, 2008 at 7:45:19 am

Well that assumes the same person doing the capture is the same person doing the edit. Or finishing the edit. Or doing graphics.

And this IS a collaborative industry after all.

cheers
mm66

Adam Mercado
Influxx Media Production
Motion Graphics & Video Post Production
Fullerton, CA


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Zane Barker
Re: DVCPRO HD codec for QuickTime in Leopard
on Dec 17, 2008 at 5:10:18 am

[Adam Mercado] "And this IS a collaborative industry after all."

Yes it is a collaborative industry. But the point I am trying to make is that during that collaboration there is usually some discussion as to what type of system the project will be edited on, and once that is determined you capture with that in mind.

Your posts put out the vibe that you feel that any captured footage should be able to be freely captured with any editing software. This is just simply not going to happen.

You asked about "workflow" of using one companies propriety format on another companies proprietary software. And like I have been trying to say that is NOT a good workflow. it just leaves you open to to many potential problems.

Convert or recapture are the best options.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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