Cant see HDV .mov video, only sound in quick time 7, and final cut express 4

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dredragon, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi- I recently had my HDV sony tapes digitized to .mov on my G Drive. When I go to open the video .mov's in Quicktime 7 and final cut express 4 or, Final cut HD, I get only audio, no video (except a white screen). I have added the CODECs (into the quicktime 7 folder). (when I tried opening in Quicktime it wanted all the codecs) I have a Max os X 2.16 intel dual core 2 duo processor.

    I also tried converting the .mov into DIVx converted to no avail....WHAT COULD IT BE????? I thought maybe they imported my video wrong? or they opened it and saved it as audio....when I view the .mov it shows a TUNEs icon, not the video preview....

    HELP! thanks guys!:)


    AppleIntermediateCodec.component
    DesktopVideoOut.component
    DivX Decoder.component
    DivX Encoder.component
    DVCPROHDMuxer.component
    DVCPROHDVideoDigitizer.component
    DVCPROHDVideoOutput.component
    DVCPROHDVideoOutputClock.component
    DVCPROHDVideoOutputCodec.component
    FCP Uncompressed 422.component
    Google Camera Adapter 0.component
    Google Camera Adapter 1.component
    LiveType.component
    REDCODE.QT.component
    SheerVideo™ HD Reader X.qtx
    XviD_Codec 1.0 alpha.component
     
  2. Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #2
    .mov is only a container from QuickTime.

    What codec do those .mov files use?

    You can either find out via the Movie Inspector inside the QuickTime Player or via Movist and CMD+OPTION+C and select the properties tab there.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HDV codec troubles

    it says:

    HDV 1080i60, 1440 x 1080 (1888 x 1062), Millions
    16-bit Integer (Little Endian), Left, 48.000 kHz
    16-bit Integer (Little Endian), Right, 48.000 kHz


    ps: check this out - just found this...would this apply? already tried imovie HD and gotsame no video result....

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=653423
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    First off, your HDV video was captured to disc, not "digitized." HDV is already a digital format. Now to the issue at hand. ...

    Having read the linked thread, you should now know several things:
    • Your .mov was generated using Final Cut Pro.
    • The codec required to view the .mov file is only available with the purchase of FCP.
    • You could have used iMovie HD or later [or Final Cut Express] to capture the video to disc.
    • If you want to open the video, then you must purchase FCP or return it to the person who "digitized" the tape for continued editing and final processing.
    • You may use iMovie to recapture the original HDV video from tape.
     

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