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

    Mar 5, 2010
    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!:)

    DivX Decoder.component
    DivX Encoder.component
    FCP Uncompressed 422.component
    Google Camera Adapter 0.component
    Google Camera Adapter 1.component
    SheerVideo™ HD Reader X.qtx
    XviD_Codec 1.0 alpha.component
  2. Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    .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

    Mar 5, 2010
    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....
  4. macrumors G4

    Jul 17, 2002
    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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