cannot opening mov files which is created in fcp on other macs without fcp

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by esumd, May 8, 2009.

  1. esumd macrumors newbie

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    hi, I have a problem. I exported my project into mov file with fcp 6.0.4
    Problem is I cannot open it other computers (both pc and mac) that don't have fcp. Now I'm on vacation and I don't have mac in daily use. How can I solve this problem? any ideas?


    Error says briefly quictime cannot understand this type .
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You may have used a codec, that is used by FCP but not by the normal QT Player, like Apple Intermediate or ProRes or .....

    Maybe upgrading to QT Pro might help, but I don't know about that.


    .mov is only a container like .avi btw.,
    the codec is the one that makes problems with other PCs, when the proper codec is not installed.
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    There are a few codecs that only come w/FCP such as HDV, XDCAM HD/EX, DVCPro and ProRes (although a ProRes reader is available as a separate download). You just need to export in a codec that comes as part of the standard QT install (which is most of them).


    Lethal
     
  4. esumd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all replies, I'm gonna export in other formats after the vacation.
     

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