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

    Nov 30, 2008
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    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).

  4. esumd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    thanks for all replies, I'm gonna export in other formats after the vacation.

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